Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Simple Silver Sunday Blog


Whew, am I tired. For the past week, I have been visiting some pretty amazing places, all from the comfort of my magic carpet. I am participating in the One World One Heart Journey. I have to say that I saw some really nice silver give aways on this trip, including some fabulous mercury glass votives that I am keeping my fingers crossed that I may win. But today is Silver Sunday and you will find me here, feet firmly on the ground ..... in a very cold 6 degrees Maine. Thankfully, at least it isn't snowing, yet.
Silver Snowman on the door is getting ready to be replaced with lots of hearts for February.

I had prepared for this post ... my photos were taken .... but the Internet decided to be slow, very slow, very, very slow. You get the idea. I was able to upload only three photos, so I have only one silver treasure to share.

My father-in-law passed away several years ago. In gathering things to post for today, I remembered the old silver watch belonging to him that was passed down to us. There had been an old cigar box that Joe had used as his safety deposit box of sorts, and that was where I found the watch ..... and much more.

There was a silver crucifix, a silver/black pocket knife carried daily and something silver and blue.

It was a bookmark lovingly made by my daughter when she was 7 and given to her beloved grandfather, Sepe. I never realized that it found safekeeping in this treasure box, put there by Joe himself. I guess he felt that it was a worthy treasure. I would agree. Not everything valuable has to be sterling silver.

(I'll save those for next week -- see you then.) Please don't forget to say Hi to our host Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal for throwing this great party.





23 comments:

Jane said...

The family silver treasures are the most special. I love that your FIL saved the bookmark that your daughter made for him...right along side his other treasures. Very sweet story.
Jane

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Perfect silver treasures!
Susan

Gracie Jewellery said...

like the snowman, love the treasure box and contents.
Nancy

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Old cigar boxes hold some of the most precious things!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Wonderful finds....my grandpa used old coffee cans for his treasures. I have some of those old cans. Happy SS!

Jessie said...

I'm so glad I found your blog! That cigar box certainly brought back some sweet memories for me. My grandparents owned a diner when my sister and I were young. They sold cigars at the diner and would fill the empty boxes with candy for us. I'm not sure how our parents felt about all that sugar, but my sis and I loved it! Wish I had hung on to just one of those old boxes. My grandparents have been gone for many years, and I miss them still.

The Vintage Attic said...

What a great story. That bookmarker was keepsake worthy to him, How precious she must of been to his heart to put it in with his silver. Thanks for sharing and Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now a follower of your blog, love it.

Hugs,
Melissa

alice said...

Such a treat to find the true treasure, the hand made book mark.
smiles, alice

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh Sherrie, what wonderful treasures from your father~in~law... the watch, the pocket knife and the crucifix are precious, but the little bookmark made by your daughter is priceless... as it was to her beloved grandpa as well... the tears are flowing now... xoxo Julie Marie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How neat that he kept that sweet bookmark in his treasure box. He certainly knew what was valuable to him. How wonderful that you have his watch, crucifix, and the knowledge that the bookmark meant so much to him. laurie

Linda said...

How sweet is that bookmark kept with his treasures!

Mimi said...

How sweet that your daughter's lovingly made bookmark was one of her grandfather's special treasures. I remember my father keeping treasures in old cigar boxes, too...mostly $2 bills and silver dollars.

Martha said...

What a sweet post and not everything of value has to be silver!

Barbara Jean said...

Sherrie,
Love that snowman. silver. never seen one like it!

and how precious to not only have your FIL's watch, but the other treasures, and what he treasured most too.

blessings

barbara jean

Vintage Rose Collection said...

I love silver sunday, and your snow man is wonderful! A rare find in deed..
Blessings to you sweet friend for a beautiful week...
Jo
xo

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

That is just the sweetest story... your daughter must have been so special to him, having placed her little homemade bookmark in his special treasure box. That just made my day! Thanks, Theresa

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Sherrie,
What a touching post. The little handmade bookmark tucked into grandfather's little box is so wonderful. What precious treasures.
Have a fabulous day!

Red Felted Heart said...

Every treasure has a story...Thank you for sharing yours...Thanks for stopping by...blessings.

Gypsy Fish said...

How precious that your father-in-law saved your daughters gift to him....and to have found it all these years later...so special. Thanks for being part of Silver Sunday....see you next week~
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Marla said...

Sherrie, thank you for visiting me and leaving me your sweet words, and now I have found your lovely blog and met you too. I love the old cigar box filled with irreplaceable treasures. Blessings, Marla

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love this post! And your safety deposit box! Happy belated Silver Sunday. I am making the rounds...late but sure. xo Lynn

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Hi~ Love your post~ And I thought CT was cold...bbrrr. So nice to have a sentimental story to go with the lovely mementos & photos. Happy (albeit late)SS!

Julie G. said...

You sure have some heartwarming articles! I also save very special things and I hope one day they will be special to my children and grandchildren. Lovely story. What a beautiful Crucifix. Julie