Friday, February 01, 2008

Show & Tell Friday & It is already February My gosh!!


Here it is Yes! February and my first Show & Tell for the year

Thanks to Kelli from "There is no place like home" who is our lovely host each week.


My "Show & Tell" This week is about some very special pieces from my crystal Jewellery box.


I am not sure if friends know but I am Half Scottish! Yes my dad came from Scotland many years ago and fell in love with my mum. He lived here in Australia all the rest of his life and became dad to five of us..................anyway that is another story.


I have always loved scottish Jewellery and have a few treasures that mean the world to me.


This is the little dressing table from the bedroom suit I have of my grandmothers and there is the few pieces of jewellery I keep in the lovely crystal jar you can see there.


I love the Scottish thistle and Have a brooch of my grans and one my mother-in-law gave me. The teardrop is hard to see it has a thistle on the top and I am not sure what the amber stone is but it was my Gran's.

Maryanne (gran) lived in Motherwell so I love to hang it round my own neck and feel her with me.

This little ring my husband Rob bought me many years ago when we went to Motherwell in Scotland to visit with my family. I had no idear there were so many beautiful people in my family why they wouldn't even fit on the one big bus. :)


My darling husband knew it would be a special reminder of our wonderful holiday in Scotland and I thank him always for this darling treasure.


The little circle brooch was given to me by my dear Auntie Sarah who has passed away, she gave me this brooch and told me that even though I was here in Australia the circle of Scottish thistles on this brooch was a reminder always of the circle of love my family in Scotland had for me. I think of her gentle soul and words every time I pin it to my blouse.


The bracelet was a gift from my grandmother who came out from Scotland in about 1977 she had some beautiful pieces with her and loved to use them all. One day while visiting me and my family (I was married then) she asked would I like something from her pieces, Of course I said no but when she left I found this bracelet in my room, I had told her I loved it days before. That is what giving is all about to give of yourself, of your own treasures they are for forever. It reminds me of the lovely visit I had with her all those years ago.


So this is my "show & tell" today and I send good wishes to you all.


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Update:


My brother is doing well we will know more in a few days but he is just worried his hand will now stop him from riding his motor bike! man!!! looses some fingers spends 7 hours is surgery having them put back on AND! he is worried about how he is going to ride his bike.


This is my Friday - there is a gentle breeze and the sun is shining.


Smiles from Lee-ann

31 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Lovely, lovely jewelry and so very special because of the people who they belonged to or who gave them to you and what they represent. Thank you for sharing.
Susan

Cheryl said...

Fabulous pieces of jewelry. My mothers family came to the United States from Edinburgh when she was a teenager. How lucky to have such meaningful pieces. I especially love the claddaugh ring, I have one as well :-)

Lana G! said...

Wow! I loved your show and tell today! Great stories to go with the treasures.

Sarah said...

Oh my! I hope your brother is going to be OK.

These are very beautiful pieces of jewellery! Thanks for sharing.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh so beautiful!! And oh so special!! [the top photo is my favorite]<--love how the sun is shining on the table and the photo atop the whole thing. Family is tops.

Great show n tell

Judy said...

Beautiful jewlery.
Hope your brother gets better. That sounds like my son, he lost 2 fingers and wanted to play hockey right away.

Sandy said...

Your vintage jewelry is lovely and what makes each piece even more beautiful is that it was given to you with love...That kind of jewelry means the most to me.

jennifer said...

The jewelry was so beautiful and so special. I liked your post. I hope your brother continues to do better. Sounds like he has alot of spirit - Jennifer

jennifer said...

Oh! Thanks by the way for adding me to you computer's favorites. Come by often and get a dose of the ridiculous! Or serious! Or ranting! Or boring drivel....depends on my ever changing mood. Jennifer

Constance said...

Those are some beautiful pieces and I love the stories behind them! No wonder they are treasured.

I too am of Scottish descent, the Malcolm and Campbell clans. My ancestors came over in the early 1800's. I LOVE Genealogy!
Connie

Genny said...

Thats a nice jewelry. I dont really like jewelry but its nice to have one. lovely indeed.

Genny said...

hmm lovely jewelries... Hope to have one ok i am dreaming. Happy weekend.

Sandy said...

Very fun meeting you. Your name of your blog was intriguing to me since I wrote about "pears" today!
Sandy

Linda said...

I love all your beautiful jewelry, all treasures with loving sentiments. Linda

TJ said...

These are beautiful! I love how you have everything displayed for the photo.

Thanks for sharing.

TJ said...

I also want to add that my dad fell and had a possible fracture in his wrist. Wasn't long before he was trying to figure out how to ride his Harley with the brace on.

I pray your brother does well.

cherished*vintage said...

What fantastic treasures! I love how each piece has such special meaning to you. You have them displayed so wonderfully. Thanks for sharing!
-Karoline

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Hello Lee-Ann!! I am not in Georgia this week but in Illinois with my parents. My dad had a bad upset this past Sunday while at church. he just blanked out. They have diagnosed him with alzheimers. He has been put on new medication which I think is helping. I am going back home this coming Monday the 4th. Sandy

ellen b. said...

Oh congratulations on being half Scottish. I love Scotland. Your pieces of jewelery are real treasures. Beautiful. I'm glad your brother is doing better...

nannykim said...

Beautiful old jewelry--I enjoyed looking at it. Brothers, well, they are men and that explains the motorcycle thing!!

Julieann said...

What lovely treasures you have!

Julieann

Nora Lee said...

What beautiful treasures. Having special pieces that remind us of our loved ones are the best. Thank you so much for sharing. Please stop by and visit Nora Lee's Nook; my show & tell is about my grandmother also.

Sandra

Rebecca said...

I loved your show and tell. What treasures you have. Thanks so much for sharing them and also for your kind comments on my posts.

Mrs M said...

What beautiful pieces of jewelry you have and such fabulous stories to go with them!

Gwen said...

Hi what beautiful jewelry pieces
you have ,and I suspect each has
great memories for you.
Hope all is well with you and yours
and thank you for the comment on
my wedding dress.

Shop girl said...

What treasures you have...Beautiful. I also loved the pictures of the store you work in...a dream job! I would probably buy to much!
I continue to pray for your Brother, I also hope that he can do all the things he loves to do. My husband had a injury to his hand years ago, patients is the key. He can almost to everything he did before he was hurt.
Have a great weekend, Mary
Summit is back to school, a very happy Boy!

Betty said...

My, what beautiful treasures....you are so fortunate to be the owner....

I'm happy your brother is doing well....

Thanks for visiting with me...Betty

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have some very beautiful vintage jewelry, so special because of family members it belonged to!

Katherine

I hope your brother is doing well.

Jewelgirl said...

Lovely jewely, I particularly
like the thistle brooch.
Thanks for sharing your story.

Lisa said...

wow! what beautiful jewelry! love your blog, too.
prayer and blessing for your brother. hope he's mending well.

Gina E. said...

Well, Ken and I can relate to Simon's concert about being able to ride his bike again. I mean, let's get our priorities straight here..

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