Thursday, July 22, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday

Treasures come in many forms.  Most adults think of treasures as items of great monetary value..  that is, most adults who don't have some attachment to everything and anything that came from those before us - I often wonder if all genealogists or family historians aren't pack-rats in this way. 

Kids are a bit different, especially in their younger years - a treasure can be anything from a rock collection, a precious flower given to Mommy, shells found on the beach,  or a big box of costume jewelry to dig through on a rainy afternoon.

Today I show a box such as this, overflowing with such treasures.   This box belonged to my Grandmother and the kids in our family have, over the past 15 or so years, enjoyed visiting it again and again to dig, discover, and try on all of Grandma's "treasures".     After looking through it again recently, I have a new found appreciation for Grandma's style and will be presenting some of the items from it in the coming weeks. 


  1. This reminds me so much of my grandmother (mother's mother). She loved jewelry, and received many gifts of jewelry from her 10 children over the years. And her granddaughters just lived to be able to look through Grandma's jewelry box! Thanks for bringing back these great memories.

  2. Ohh, can I send my mother over to play? She loves jewelry and has a couple of boxes like this!

  3. This looks like loads of fun!

  4. I remember when my great aunt Janet died, all of us girl cousins divided up her lovely jewelry box. My Dad had removed all the "real" stuff, and we had a blast choosing one at time what we wanted to keep. Later Dad presented each of us with one of the "real" pieces at Christmas, engraved with our initials. Such a fun memory!