I must admit – I like the bling. This is the tray on top of my dresser, filled with some of my favorite things. And though I do like the bling, I love the family history these items represent. The silver dresser set belonged to my Grandmother, Helen, which she received as a young girl, mostly likely around 1915. Her maiden initials – HLK – are engraved into the brush, mirror and crystal/silver bowls.
These amazing rhinestone shoe clips (above) are from my great Aunt Marion and while I have no idea how old they are, they could date to the 30’s.
The Whiting and Davis silver mesh handbag belonged to my mother, Dorothy, which was given to her by my father on their first married Christmas, circa 1954. My Dad also gave Mom the silver rhinestone brooch to the right of the bag early on in their marriage. Both are still going strong, but Mom felt I had more use for them (ok, I kept borrowing them and finally she said keep ’em! – helps to be the only daughter).
I haven’t added anything quite this fabulous to my dresser top bling collection, but am keeping my eyes open. Meanwhile, I’m just lucky that I have such beautiful, and personal, treasures from the three most important women in my life, which really, is the true treasure.
How do you treasure your past?