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This week's theme - ANTIQUE

Well, since hubby refused to pose for a picture for this week's theme[I just know he's gotta be antique!! I keep threatening him I'm gonna take him to an antique dealer and have him appraised---I just bet he's priceless!!] I had to come up with these instead-----




This one above, is my great grandmother's china doll. The material is quite 'rotted'...yet, I refuse to have it refurbished. circa:1880's



And above, this is a photo of my special shelved plaque holding my mother's VERY WORN bible [if you enlarge the photo you can see the frayed edges]. Behind the bible, barely visible, is her high school 'autograph' book of her classmates!! Along with that is one of her hankies --her favorite color was pink. And guess what? When I was a child of perhaps 8 or 9, I bought this hankie for a birthday gift for her with my allowance. When she passed on, I found the hankie pressed in her bible!! Also, the crystal ring holder has my mother's original wedding ring[albeit diamondless] along with her high school class ring and her favorite thimble!!! bible circa:1920's
*tears*



This photo is one 'side' of the other below which shows the opposite side ---



It's my hubby's grandfather's wood plane. Talk about antique!! This is what carpenters used to 'shave' wood surfaces to smooth it. circa: late 1800's early 1900's

***ALL photos can be enlarged if need be. AND!! There is another piece of antique ceramic that my grandmother had in the cookie post just below this one.

74 comments :

  1. They are wonderful antiques and treasures. Happy weekend.

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  2. Some lovely memories in those antiques. How wonderful that she saved the hankie you gave her.

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  3. Hi sweetie! wow...I can't beleive your mom put that hankie into her Bible and you now have it! How wonderful! Love your photos!(as I always do!)

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  4. What a friendly, colorful site you have here, Anni! Thank you so much for stopping by and adding me to the 50 blogroll. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. It would be a crime if you had the china doll refurbished ! Then it would not be an antique and authentic anymore ! I would like the antique face of your husband, lol ! Funny I suggested the same to mine !
    I have a few of very old antiques thanks to my Mother in law and my grandma.

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  6. I loved your selections for today's theme. The doll is just lovely. Reminds me alittle of Little House on the Prairie...I've had a passion for Laura Ingalls Wilder since I was a little girl. I like anything homespun....

    As for the photo of your hubby, of course, we'd all like to see him, but I doubt he'd qualify as an actual antique! HOHO...

    Nice post for this week!

    Hugz to you, dear lady!

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  7. oh what treasures....thank you so much for sharing.....I would be afraid to touch that doll in fear it might break...I am sure it is kept in a place of honour....

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  8. When my daughter was little we moved and on my birthday our new neighbor asked her how old I was going to be. Her reply? "Mom is real old. She is going to be 88." Of course if you subtracted 50 or so years from that it might have been the truth...I told her that even though I felt that old some days, it wasn't so.

    I love the old, old well-used and well-worn Bible.. a treasure.

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  9. I laughed at your introduction. Thanks for sharing all those lovely antiques. That's a nice doll. It's amazing if you think how it has been passed on from generation to generation. Thanks for sharing the touching story of the bible and the hankie. It's a nice reminder of your mother.
    a treasure worth keeping.

    Happy weekend. Mine is up too.

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  10. Great selection of antiques! I especially love the wood plane. I think we saw some of those in action while we were in Vietnam a few weeks ago :)

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  11. Oh, the doll is beautiful. I agree, don't clean her dress! It is so sweet that the hankie you got her as a child was in her bible - it must have been very special to her!

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  12. So many wonderful items! And the cookie plate is beautiful...
    Thanks for stopping by mine!

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  13. That is so great that she kept the hankie you gave her. I love your antiques!

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  14. What wonderful family keepsakes. :) How precious that your mom kept the hankerchief you have her! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Hi Anni, thank you for showing us your treasured antiques. These are things that are truly priceless to us, these treasures of our loved ones.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  16. Very nice! I love how you have lovingly covered the Bible! All great shots you have shared and perfect for the theme! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Oh my they are all just wonderful photos for today's theme. I have to say my favorite is your mother's bible. What a moment that must have been to find that hankie...

    Take care,
    Connie
    My photo is up.

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  18. Wow - great choices!! I love the doll!!!

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. Those are both priceless treasures, for the sentimental value alone.

    I love the story about the Bible and the hanky. So sweet!

    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by mine.

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  20. Oh, to find the hanky you bought for your mother pressed in her bible after she passed on is so lovely.

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  21. These are all wonderful treasures! I love that you found your hanky in her bible. What a moving moment that must have been for you.

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  22. Awwwww... those are some fabulous treasures Anni! I wouldn't have the doll fixed either. I would keep her just like that until those clothes disintegrate and drop off!

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  23. Hi Anni you have some lovely treasures here. I would leave the doll as it is if it were mine.thank you for sharing with us.
    ihave a doll nearly 68 years old and my grandmothers Tea set 1 day i might take a photo of them.

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  24. Beautiful antiques. :) That's a lovely doll and a wonderful family keepsake.

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  25. Maribeth2/17/2007

    Maybe we should say that these are all treasures and not just antiques!

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  26. I love both the doll (don't ever change her clothes!) and the wood plane.. I have a "thing" for wood, so I think that's pretty neat.

    does the doll have any marks on it to say who made it??

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  27. I like all your things, but I think the wood plane is my favorite. Very different.

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  28. What beautiful memories you've shown here! Doesn't it give you such a feeling of connectedness to your family to have these things? The hankie in the Bible story was so touching. Now we can relate to that from the perspective of the little girl who gave it, and the mother who saved it. Lovely post!

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  29. I also had to add more than one photo. I like the tribute to your Mother with the gathering of her things in one place. It reminded me of the "Day of the Dead" tributes you see around here and in Mexico---a meaningful display to honor someone who's passed on. My sister and I used to have two dolls that had been our great-grandmother's that looked just like that one of yours. One had a cracked foot.
    Have a great day!

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  30. Looks like this was a good word for today!! We were all full of antiques...Yes my hubby would not pose either but he is only 5 months older than me..OOOPS!! I will be catching up this Tuesday!! smile!! Mine is up.What a collection you have wonderful that you have all of these great things from your families past...Sandy

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  31. so will we be seeing you on antiques roadshow anytime soon?

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  32. I think it is hilarious that you tried to get a picture of husband!

    I wonder what you can do to protect the doll from rotting anymore. I sure would look into what can be done!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  33. You have a wonderful collection of antiques.

    Cheers to your day!

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  34. These are wonderful things!! Full of history and good memories :)

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  35. Oh Anni, what a wonderful assortment of antiques and all to be treasured for sure! Still giggling at wanting hubby to pose for this week's theme! hehe Hugs xox

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  36. Those are some very special heirlooms you have. Thank you for sharing!

    Love your "country" blog! It's upbeat and carefree. =-)
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  37. Those are some marvelous treasures and you are one lucky woman to have them (along with that classic antique husband of yours!). I wouldn't have the doll redone either, I think it's perfect the way it is.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier! Have a great weekend!

    And now after listening to your page music I am going to go dance around the room a bit - it's such happy music!!

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  38. That's an awesome story about your mother!

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  39. I so enjoyed seeing all of your antiques!

    How precious to have those things of your mother's!


    Junie

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  40. I love the way you have your mom's things displayed. That's wonderful! And that china doll is beautiful...I'm a big doll lover.

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  41. Your porcelain doll is precious and I would never ever refurbish her outfit. Maybe an air tight glass case to house her in. So touching to read about the pink hanky being pressed in her Bible! :)

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  42. Wow, you've got some really neat things with some priceless memories. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  43. There is just something very special about antique dolls. Very lovely indeed.

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  44. Nice stuff, Annie! Amazing how our own artifacts suddenly become antique.

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  45. love the doll the most. reminds me of one i got of porcelin... thanks for stopping by.

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  46. Those are some great photos and keepsakes. I love what you said about your hubby.:)

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  47. Love the sweet display of your mother's things!

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  48. I'd love to have that old plane... Very cool

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  49. What beautiful antiques you have around your home...I love what you have done to display things of your mother's. Awesome...

    BTW - I took a picture of my hubby last night (to try the settings on the camera) and he said: "I hope I don't end up as your antique photo for the hunt"...

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  50. I love the doll. Thanks for the comment about my stitch, I have no idea which it was it changes randomly with every page load.

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  51. Those are great things to have. My father had one of those wooden planes and many other tools that were irreplacable. When he passed away, one of my Uncles went to my Mom's and took all that stuff before I even got a chance to go through things. I was so upset because my Dad told my husband that all those things was going to be his, and for my son later.

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  52. I thought about using a picture of Gord too :)

    You're lucky to have such lovely mementos.

    Thanks for stopping by mine :)

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  53. Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful family heirlooms.
    The hanky just about made me bawl!
    Thanks for the visit

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  54. Wonderful antiques!! and such great stories behind them, just wonderful. I can understand your tears!
    Happy saturday!

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  55. the background story to the bible really made me smile :)

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  56. What amazing antiques you have! And your comment about having your husband appraised had me rolling on the floor!

    Blessings to you on this happy day!

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  57. How fortunate you are to have such valuable things in your life: each item is priceless. The things from your mother's and grandmother's lives are so precious. Have a wonderful week!

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  58. Those are all awesome..thanks for participating

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  59. What beautiful pieces and memories. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Those are priceless!
    But I sure would have liked to see a photo of your antique hubby! *S*
    Bet he's worth a fortune!
    Happy weekend
    L

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  61. How wonderful to have such precious mementos. My favorties are you mother's Bible and your grandmother's cookie plate.

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  62. Oh, what great treasures. The doll is lovely and I wouldn't refurbish it either. That would ruin the authenticity of it.
    How neat that you have that hankie, your mom's wedding ring and her class ring. What lovely keepsakes.

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  63. Wow those are some awesome antiques! I think you should start a museum of your own and charge admission! I hope the future generations you pass them down to will treasure them as they should. Happy hunting :)

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  64. I am really impressed. It's so great you have collected and taken care of all these objects so that later generations can feel their ancesters and the history line.

    The woodplaner that kind here, I've used myself. My grandpa was a carpenter/joiner and he used the make his own tools when young. It was too far away and costly to buy tools in the 1890's.

    Excellent entry

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  65. Nice photos and very wonderful memories as well. Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by to visit me.

    :-)

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  66. a lovely collection of antiques Anni :)

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  67. What an incredible doll - my mom loves old dolls. And such precious things from your mother!

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  68. So many antique stuff...

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  69. You have some wonderful treasures there.

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  70. What a lovely collection of antiques !

    Have a nice weekend!

    I will Exercise for Comments!
    Sunflower

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  71. What a wonderful collection of antiques, and so special because they belonged to people special to you. Love your hankie story - so sweet!

    Great picks for The Hunt.

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  72. That's a nice collection of photos for the theme. I really like the memorabilia of your mother's. What priceless treasures those are!!

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  73. Wow! great pictures. Love your grandmother's cookie plate. I love those kind of dishes.

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  74. What great treasures!!! I have my mother's dog-earred Bible, too. *tears* right along with you!!! Thank you visiting Pollywog Creek...and sorry it took me so long to get over here to visit you!! Blessings ~ Patricia

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