“Anyone can have diamonds; an heirloom is an ornament of quite a different kind.”-Elizabeth Aston ➰ This heirloom shelf used to hang in my great grandmother’s kitchen in an old farmhouse in Hinkley, Minnesota. My mom took it off the peeling yellow-wallpapered-wall before the house was torn down due to deterioration. The shelf has been painted many colours and is a bit crooked, both reasons to make me love it more. It now hangs on the edge of MY kitchen, and boy-oh-boy the recipes and culinary memories it would share if it could talk. Given it’s Minnesota roots, it’s probably have a lot of Jello Salad Recipes. 😂 A photo of baby Lorelei learning to walk with Mama’s help displays the 4th &5th generation sitting on top of Great Grandma Amanda’s delicate shelf. One day, it just may be adorning the walls in Lorelei’s kitchen. And if so, I’ll be looking at it with teary eyes in rememberance of the many ancestors preceding it and generations yet to see. #beautifulheirlooms#beautifulfamilymemories#pursueABL#ABL2018#ABLproject#abeautifullife#relentlesslypursueABL#familyheirlooms#antique#chippy
Just wanted to share this little treasure I found on EBay. It is an old autograph book, at least as old as the 1920s or 1930s. It belonged to a young man named Warren, who went to elementary school in Washington D.C. He was interested in the Navy, and if my research is accurate, I think he may have joined when he was older. In the book was a note from someone named Dorothy wishing him luck with his girl, Lucille Hume. I wondered who the girl was and if they ever were in a romantic relationship. A little later, I discovered on a later page in very small writing a note from Lucille herself saying, "Love to dear Warren R". 😍💕 Warren also apparently met some celebrities famous in the 30s and 40s. I hope to perhaps share pictures of their autographs later. 😃
I'll let you guess what filter I used. Finally got to bring home this beautiful 1969 Ludwig Acrolite. 😍😍😍 #antique#drums@ludwigdrumshq#snare#acrolite Bout to take it all apart, clean it up and change the heads. Pics to follow!!!