Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Birthday Gift

OK ....
I think I am back!

When I was home on vacation the first day my cousin Fred brought me a gift in his truck.

A beautiful mahogany bookcase!
It belonged to my Grandmothers sister and the family genealogist.
Fred has been so generous to bring all of her records, diaries, letters and various other things that belonged to my Great Grandparents.
He told me it always sat in the front room in her farmhouse with all her things in it that I now have.
So I was able to empty out 3 Rubbermaid bins of the diaries and put them back where they belong.

Here Fred and I are after I got all my Grandparents pieces we own in the top 2 shelves and then pictures and Aunt Annie's books.

It looks so good in the dining room of 1515. My brother has the one similar my Grandparents had in the same spot

You can kind of make it out in the upper left corner.
This picture was taken in 1977 for my Grandfathers 90th birthday. Yes, that is me on the very right.

Looks like we still like having our picture taken in the same spot.
Mary to my left and Marty 2nd from the right are in the 1977 picture with me.

It was one of the good things that happened while I was on vacation. 1515 is such a healing place for all of us. The stress seems to be gone when we are they and it is replaced my laughs, and old and new memories of the love we have for our family.

Joining Vintage Thingie Thursday!


Rose H (UK) said...

What a lovely, thoughtful gift :o)
Hope you had a happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann! How thrilling to get this lovely piece and all of the sweet memories that come with it! Happy belated birthday and you're a cutie now as well as back in the day! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rebecca said...

So glad you're feeling better! The bookcase is wonderful!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

What a beautiful piece! How fun for you to get it and all of the diaries, etc. A very nice birthday gift!


Donna said...

What a beautiful piece! How fitting that you should have it, and fill it with your Grandma's diaries! You are so lucky to have so many wonderful family treasures:)

Honey at 2805 said...

Happy Birthday Ann! What a thrill to get that wonderful piece and the geneology records and diaries. What wonderful stories they must tell!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Happy Birthday. What a special gift. I am so thrilled that you got it and can put all of the things from your family back in it. Beautiful. I loved all the pics. Hugs, Marty

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

What a special family gift to treasure! What a blessings. I have my Aunt Ruth's bookcase which I treasure, with her family momentos. Treasure indeed!

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a wonderful bookcase! So glad you kept that in the family!

Nani said...

That bookcase is gorgeous! What a great birthday gift!

Decor To Adore said...

What a neat addition. I loved the vintage photo!

★Carol★ said...

That bookcase is absolutely gorgeous, and it made it home to where it belongs and will be treasured! Happy Belated Birthday!

C'est moi Claudette said...

It's all about family and family treasures isn't it Ann?
I just came back from my healing trip. My sister and I left on a 7 hr. car ride to be with our cousins and 2 of my mom's sisters that she loved so much.
We laughed, we cried, but me made more memories.
Have a wonderful weekend Ann.
I'm also glad 1515 heals your souls.
Love Claudie

Kim said...

Happy Belated Birthday! It looks gorgeous! What an amazing gift!

Keetha Broyles said...

Love, love, LOVE it!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Ann...

Your book shelf/cabinet is really beautiful, my friend...and the fact that it belonged to your grandmother makes it so special! Family heirlooms are the best! I sure enjoyed all of your photos! Have you gone through your great-aunt's diaries yet? That would be so interesting...AWESOME!!!

I just wanted to come by to say hello and to tell you thank you for stopping in for a visit. I sure enjoyed your sweet note, my friend! Thank you!

Warmest autumn wishes,