Show and Tell Friday

show-and-tell.jpg 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.”
—Thomas Jefferson

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.

Family 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 —
Lives pieced
and stitched together,
Colored by happiness and tears,
Bound by memories
and love,
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!


20 thoughts on “Show and Tell Friday

  1. Love them, that’s a great show & tell today.

    Ok, now for the goodies. I’ve tagged you….please go to my site and copy & paste to yours. If you don’t like doing tag’s that’s fine too. Just thought you would enjoy being tagged.

    I have listed you in my ‘Sites I enjoy reading’.
    Take care and have a Blessed weekend,

  2. What a lovely quilt saying, Barbara and both pictures are beautiful..I especially love the pieces of lace tucked in.
    I will be by this weekend to celebrate your blogging fun!

  3. Great family quotes! Great is his faithfullness – truly!

    Happy Blogiversary and I will be over for a visit to your blog this weekend to celebrate with you.

  4. Two such love pieces. I love the words in the first one. I am such a word person!!! Thanks for sharing and I’ll be back to help you celebrate your 1st year. I just finished up 6 months so your double me!!

  5. That plaque is indeed gorgeous and I just love the way it has all that lace and such around the poem!! The poem itself is also very beautiful!! Love the scripture plaque also, the way it’s done is so unique!! xo

  6. First of all, congratulations on your today’s blogging anniverary! I had my first year of blogging in June but unfortunately, I have been so busy at that time that I missed it!

    Your quotes are very nice indeed and you are right, the first one is absolutely appropriate to be put midst of family pictures.

    Best wishes from Germany,

  7. OH MY GOSH!!!! I saw this exact framed piece at a sale this weekend and could not afford it but thought I could make it BUT I could not remember the verse. I went on line and ,my first search there it is!!!! I am so excited. I love to craft and this is my next project, THANK YOU!!!!! I make cards that I stock pile!!!!LOVE them just can not find a market for them.

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