Kelli at There’s No Place Like Home hosts “Show and Tell Friday” asking “Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there’s a story behind your special something, that’s even better! If you would like to join in, all you have to do is post your “Show and Tell” on your blog, copy the post link, come over here and add it to Mr. Linky.“
“That which we elect to surround ourselves with becomes the museum of our soul and the archive of our experiences.”
A few years ago my husband was given a trip to Chattanooga, TN, as reward for something he had done at work. One of the places we visited was the Chattanooga Choo Choo, and I think it was in a section of little shops there that we found this beautiful plaque.
Sorry for the weird angle — it was hard to get a shot that didn’t have either a glare from the flash or a reflection of me taking the picture. It says:
Families are like quilts —
and stitched together,
Colored by happiness and tears,
Bound by memories
Cherished throughout the years.
I love what it says and think it is so true. I have this plaque in the hallway in the midst of family pictures (I had to take it down to get the picture). I also love the way it incorporates lace and flowers and other three dimensional effects. This was before the scrapbook craze was as big as it is now. Its colors are darker than what I have in the rest of the house, but they coordinate.
When I took that plaque down to take its picture, this smaller plaque on the same wall caught my eye. I got this at a craft show, but I don’t remember whether it was in SC or GA. I love to have Scripture all through the house, and this was the first piece in which I remember seeing calligraphy in different colors. The verse is one of my favorites.
By the way, tomorrow is my one year blog anniversary, and in conjunction with that I’ll be having a contest over the weekend. Hope you can come back for that and help me celebrate!