Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A treasure trove

I want to share a lovely and true treasure that was just passed down into my family.  I feel more like a caretaker of the items, not their owner, as one day my own children will have them and they are really from their daddy's great, great, great grandmother Anna.  The trunk was her own from around the time of her marriage in 1889 - she was about 25 I'm told.  There are so many special items to be found inside, cards and letters, a few journals (written in german, we'll need a translator!).  Here are just a few of the unique items:
pill boxes with pills still inside!

Their wedding photo and marriage certificate ~ framed.
A beautiful christening gown.
Old books, one is a pocket size Gospel of St. John from 1893.
There were other gowns, a muff several beautiful hats and a riding jacket.  She was sooo tiny that Anna my ten year old fits the riding jacket perfectly and cannot wait to wear it!  It's so funny that the style was so classic that many of our tailered jackets are similar even today!
Just had to share in our special finds!  We will treasure them always - thank you Aunt Mary Claire, Uncle Craig and Papa for passing them down!


  1. Wow Olivia! Those are some really wonderful things! I love that chest especially. I have always wanted a big old trunk like that. I can imagine them packing it to go on a sea voyage. Maybe immigrating to America!

  2. Thanks for sharing these photos. Priceless family history & antiques.

  3. Isn't it just wonderful to get those special somethings?! My mom handed me a painting that my grandpa wanted me to have and it's hanging in my bedroom. Everytime I look at it I think of my family. Doesn't go with anything but that's okay:)


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