And tucked away inside was my most valued treasure of all times. My Momma's silverware set, when we were little, Momma struggled to just feed and cloth us, but she always love pretty things, nice things. She found a silverware pattern she just loved called Precious and started saving and buying 1 piece at a time. Some times it would be a year before she could get just one piece. She called it her "ME treasure", something for herself that kept her going, gave her hope that life could and would be better. When Jim, my Brother got old enough to work he started buying her pieces until she had her whole set including the chest. He also, when he went to work full time, bought her a beautiful set of china. Which I will show you one day, I got the silverware and Sis got the china.
Over the years of traveling and moving with my Step-Dad the chest became tattered and worn so in the 70s after Mom passed and I received it, I redid the chest to match the period...oh good lord what did I ever see in the pattern to think it would work on a silver chest..lol..this was during MY Colonial period....
the inside is tattered and the knife holders are gone, I plan to redo it one day but for right now I leave it as is....if you look close in the right hand corner you will see a baby spoon that was mine a gift to Momma from her big Brother uncle Reggie before I was born.....and I used it with all 3 of my boys.
Well that's my trip down memory lane for this week, so happy to have y'all travel back with me
hope everyone has a blessed week.
HOPE YOU ENJOYED MY VINTAGE THINGIES! SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!