Heirloom Party

Friday, July 31, 2009


A BIG thank you Marie for hosting today's Heirloom Party. Admittedly, I had a hard time deciding what I'd share. Mostly, because I am an Heirloom type of gal. I love anything old.

Oldest daughter, Jessica is named for my Great-Grandmother, Jessie Alexandra Walker. She was my maternal grandfather's mother. I knew her well when I was a girl (she passed away when I was 20...she was 95). This is a portrait of her, her 4 sisters and her 2 sister-in-laws. She is the second from left in the back row.

When my Grandma was expecting her first grandchild (that would be me), Great-Grandma Jessie gave her a special rocking chair. That chair was what I asked for when my Grandma passed away. It was old, and kind of ugly and no one else wanted it, so it came home with me. It sat in storage for a few years until I got the gumption to refinish it. Some cleaning, sanding, new varnish and upholstery and the end result is a chair that I love. It has rocked many generations of babies.



Youngest daughter, Jadyn Rose is named for her Great-Great-Grandmother Rose Ella Wood. I have a portrait of her too but I couldn't locate it to share. The bible I am sharing came from Great-Grandma Rose. It belonged to her Grandmother. It is full of little notes, family history, bookmarks, pressed flowers, etc. I just LOVE it and I love the history of Godly women in the family. Such a legacy!




11 comments:

  1. Jennifer Dawn said...:

    What beautiful heirlooms!

  1. Such wonderful treasures! I love those hats in the photograph. Also, the carving on the rocking chair is beautiful. The Bible is certainly something you must treasure!

    Jane

  1. Claudia said...:

    The chair and the Bible are wonderful - so full of memories for you. I'm sure you treasure them.

  1. Rue said...:

    I named my daughter after my great grandma too! I love the story of the rocker and your bible is beautiful :)

    rue

  1. Hi, Gail, thanks for stopping by. I see you have an old Singer too, those are great family pieces.

    Don't forget to update the link to my new blog on your sidebar! It's still showing the old one. Thanks!

  1. oooohhh i love all your treasures, can't pick a fav..the bible's very special and i'd love to own the chair :)

  1. Marie said...:

    Hello Gail - thank you for joining the party! What special memories you have. I love that rocking chair. You did a fabulous job making it over! The photo of the women is awesome! Love their sweet hats! And the Bible is precious.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

  1. What wonderful treasures. I loved the old bible...how very dear.

    Blessings,
    Spencer

  1. Kim said...:

    I am getting the warm fuzzies visiting everyones blog & checking out their heirlooms. Family treasures do that to a person. I love, love, love your rocker. Thanks for visiting my rocker & leaving a comment.

  1. Hi Gail! You have some real treasures there! My favorite is the photo. I have some favorite old photos of my family, too, and I must say they used to have great hats!!! I have one that belonged to my grandmother. Too bad they've gone out of style! Happy Sunday!...Debbie

  1. Melanie said...:

    How fortunate you are to have such heirlooms. They're beautiful.

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