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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tuesday Display Chain # 5 SOUVENIR

Souvenir's are momento's of memories.Wether a trip, from our history,love or loss they are the things that bring that window of thought or remembrance to our mind.They are the personal tangible tokens that are yours alone and embended in our hearts some happy,some sad and some just provoke thoughts of history...Your history...Your story...Here are some of my souvenir's and why they touch me....
Gathering of personal souvenirs and momentos. Dried sunflower heads from a garden past to remind me that there will always be new beginings..Each seed a promise of new life and beauty when planted.....The antique victorian lady head (I think she looks like lady liberty) is from a beautiful old house my husband did work on these and lions head were on the finals and brick work.They were mondernizing so I collected/saved this when visiting as a momento of the beauty being lost to modern times.I love details and notice all the old details on buildings....

A picture of my Great Great Grandparents.Souvenir of my personal history.I like to look at it from time to time and think of what their life was like.It's remarkable that my father looks exactly like my great great grandfather in expression and especially the eyes....

This little doll is a souvenir of a day with a friend and to know my dad loves me..My friend rosey whom lived across the street but now moved to Iowa and I had a love of prims and antiques.We were both at a local estate auction and wanted this sweet doll.My husband told my dad who works for the auction how much I wanted it.Rosey and I didn't know the other wanted it till they put it up for bids.She said I'm buying that and I said well I'm bidding too.(we never bid against each other and she had more money lol) So we both really wanted it.I gave up as it was going to high,Rosey soon gave up too as other people were bidding it up.It was the last thing I was waiting for so after it continued to go way over my budget , I gathered my stuff and left.A few days later when visiting dad he said is this what you wanted so bad? It was the little doll.He had put a silent bid in and paid way to much for it(my dad is not wealthy) but knew how much I adored it so made sure I got it.Everytime I see her it's a reminder of a day with a old friend and my dad's love....I know long story..Still with me? (smile) Finally last but not least.....


Souvenirs of our american heritage.Who better than our founding father George Washington to inspire Patriotism for American History.....






I love looking in the nooks and crannies at all the little details.Don't you? Please ignore any dust bunnies that may be hiding.LoL



Hope you enjoyed my display chain.Stop over and check out the other entries at
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9 comments:

Audrey said...

Excellent post!! Love all your souiviners however your Doll story brought tears to my eyes. What a WONDERFUL FATHER,you are blessed.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Yes, I agree excellent post! You kept me going,so interesting... it was wonderful!

I love the story about your Dad, what a nice-kind gift and a cute story about your friend Rosey!
thanks for sharing!
Have a nice day & visit my post!
Teresa

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Great post!
Thanks for sharing your souvenir's with us!!
~Tam

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Your definition of souvenir is spot on and a terrific beginning to a truly delightful post!
Does your friend-Rosey-have a blog? I love to check out other Iowa bloggers.
★Linda★

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

You certainly have an eye for beauty and a gift for seeing the beauty in common things. And what a heartwarming story about the little doll. Your Dad sounds very special. My, aren't you a lucky girl? :)

Rhonda

prims by olde lady morgan said...

WONDERFUL!! Love the little doll! OLM

Kimberly said...

Love the pic of your Great Great Grandparents! Enjoy your day ~Kimberly

Primsue said...

Great post. Loved the story of the little doll your dad bought for you.

the black crow said...

AMY,

LOVED YOUR STORY ABOUT YOUR DOLL.....WHAT A GEM!
BUT I ALSO LOVE YOUR SHELF WITH THE PATRIOTIC SOUVENIRS.....LOVE SPARKLERS! LOL

HUGS,
LORI