a valentine’s ode to my grandmother

I created a Valentines vignette with some cherished items I inherited from my grandmother.

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I remember as a little girl always admiring her artwork and decorative artifacts and although they might not match my current “style” they still hold a dear spot in my heart.

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This porcelain pitcher from Clementson Bros, England was sent with my cousin when she traveled from Uruguay to my wedding in NJ / NY  by my grandmother.  She remembered how I always loved it and wanted me to have it in my new home as a new bride.
Since I was just entering my shabby chic phase this fit in perfectly and I loved the thoughtfulness and meaning behind it.

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The rose & lily still life painting came home with me when I closed out my parents’ estate in Uruguay over a decade ago.  It totally reminds me of her house when I was a young girl.

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I also brought home the rose chassis that I use as a votive holder when I bring it out.

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All these items have a romantic feel to them and I included a few hearts I have to bring the valentines theme full circle.

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Makes me smile and I can feel her looking down at me and it warms my heart.

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“It is at the edge of a petal that love awaits.” 

sharing @:

inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life

talk of the town @ knick of time

tuesdays with a twist @ stone cottage adventures  

winter blues @ diy by design

wonderful wed @ oh my heartsie girl

wow @ savvy southern style

waste not wed @ gratefully vintage

vintage charm @ charm bracelet diva

home & garden @ a delightsome life

syc @ have a daily cup of mrs. olson

share your style @ 21 rosemary lane

home sweet home @ the charm of home

the inspiration gallery@ craftberrybush

feathered nest friday @ french country cottage

morning cup joe @ the cottage market 

fridays five features @ diy vintage chic

 pinworthy projects @ my suburban kitchen

craft frenzy friday @ craft dictator 

 creative collection @ the crafted sparrow

  funtastic friday @ olives n okra

saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes

bouquet of talent @ life on lake shore drive 

sundays at home @ love of home

dishing it digging it @ rustic & refined 

 amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home

show & share @ coastal charm

met monday @ between naps on the porch

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3 Comments

  1. How wonderful that you have these precious things that keep you close to your grandmother! You’ve displayed them beautifully Mary Jo! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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