Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tablescape Thursday and a giveaway!!

Today is a special day - Susan has her 100th Tablescape Thursday anniversary and I also have my 100th post anniversay. For anyone who has never been to Tablescape Thursday it is just unbelievable - the talent of some people is just amazing. Please stop by if your have some spare time and check them out.

My table this week is just a little group of memories I have put together. 




I started with this lovely glass dome (cloche?) that my mum was looking for a home for - it doesn't have a base but it fits my lovely silver tray but today I have sat it on a pretty white shawl I had for my children when they were babies.


I had these lovely old books (obviously well read!) by Beatrix Potter. They are looking a little tatty but these were a favourite with my children.



































These cute shoes were worn by both my girls and I just love them!! I love the gorgeous daisies and the little bit of lace on the top - just beautiful!



































This tarnished silver teething ring was also used by my children. Yesterday I spent the afternoon with DNo 2 and she was amazed at some of the treasures I had kept from her childhood. She was able to take some of the clothes she had worn and is now going to use them for her little girl - how special is that  xxx


This beautiful key is one of my most treasured possessions - SNo 1 was out and about on the farm with his dad when he was about 3 years old (he is now 24) and he found this key and brought it home for me. It has sat on the window sill above the kitchen sink for all those years and I look at it every day and it reminds me what a gorgeous son he is.

This is my baby brooch - sadly it has lost it's stone - it was a pretty purple amethyst but to me it is still really beautiful.


 I can't wait until my little granddaughter fits into these cute shoes!! She is like a little doll to my daughter - so much fun.


























As a today is my 100th post I am having a giveaway!! For everyone who is a follower and makes a comment on this post I will put you in the draw for a pack of my home made cards. They will be similar to these but as I haven't made them yet I couldn't take a snap of them!! I will leave the competition open for a few days and will let you know early next week who is the lucky winner!!





Have a great weekend,

Suzy


17 comments:

Marilyn said...

The baby shoes are so sweet! I have my daughter's, too. Must look for them in a drawer or the cedar chest. Thank you for sharing your lovely treasures! ♥♫

afistfullofweeds* said...

I was just playing with my babies little shoes! Yours are beautiful!! Please enter me in your giveaway for the cards! Thanks

Beth said...

Oh, so fun. The kids love it when I pull out their baby stuff and tell them about it. I even have some of the things from their father and their grandfather. They are very delicate. Your cloche inspires me for displaying some of those keepsakes. Thank you for sharing your memories.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I would love to win your cards. They are so pretty.

Hugs,
Joanne

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

This is soooo precious! I have a 4 1/2 month old babygirl (she is baby#5). I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing your precious memories and inspiring new ones. - Melanie

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Oh....Im also a follower and would love to have your cards...wish me luck!

Jacqueline said...

How enchanting and your photography is just spectacular. I thought I was looking at Victoria Magazine there for a moment. Thanks for sharing treasures that mean so much.

Entertaining Women said...

You honor your heritage by acting as such a good steward of your precious family treasures. I love the lessons that you teach your children by this simple act of holding on to small pieces of their histories. A charming post. Thank you for sharing. Cherry Kay P.S. One of my posts has a Beatrix Potter theme to it. CK

Kathy said...

Hello Suzie! How sweet! So light, soft and delicate...just love all the things you've combined! Would so love to be entered into this giveaway!
Kathy

Barbara said...

Oh, these treasures just bring a tear to my eye. It is so very sweet to have these things and display them with such love. It makes me want to start digging through boxes.

craftyles said...

I love your vignette. You have given me so many ideas-I have a dome like that. I've gotta get to work.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your cloches display is absolutely precious....those shoes are soooo cute. I am sure you could probably get the amethest stone replaced..my birthstone is amethest also!

Mimi said...

Beautiful vignette, Suzy.

Johanna said...

Suzie,
this is so charming and delightful. The tender lace at the little cute shoes and everything else. Thank you for sharing this cute setting.
Greetings, Johanna

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a precious gathering under your cloche! A very sweet post.

Alaina said...

I love your whites and how you displayed them.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Suzy...what a sweet post...so many wonderful memories. I loved hearing the stories attached to each. Very special! Thanks for joining in for the 100TT and Congrats on your 100th Post! :)
Susan