Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Plethora of goodies . . .

Plethora (1. the state of being too full; overabundance; excess).  I love that word!  It means I got a BUNCH of loveliness for my very own collections of excess!


Sweet little girl dresses.  Love the detail.  Nothing like that anymore!


And who crochets dresser scarves anymore?  I would love to learn how!


Cutwork.  Beautiful!


Old pictures, postcards, momentos of a family.  I always feel a little sad when I see these types of things at sales.  Did no one remember who these people were?  Were there no memories associated with the pictures?

I, all by myself, cleaned out my parent's home and let go many items like this.  I feel bad now.  But I couldn't keep everything, even though I would have liked to.  I still kick myself over a few treasures I didn't bring home with me.  But memories are not in things, they are in the heart!


Wonderful watch faces!  Love how time has stopped to remind me of the old days of these pictures and telegram.


As a mother, I don't think I could have parted with this telegram.  I can just see Gilbert's parents reading it and crying with relief.  I'm assuming he was in the service, overseas, during the war.  What a good and loving son Gilbert must have been!

Off to handle my plethora (excess) of laundry, dusting, etc. . . .





PS ~~ I would encourage comments on this post.  You just might be glad you did!

10 comments:

Tami said...

A beautiful plethora it is too!! Love the Western Union telegram too!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Connie,
just came over to say hello - love all you beautiful treasures. Thanks for sharing.Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs
Marie

Leah C said...

Hello again Connie:) I just love your "plethora of pretties"...especially those clock faces! And to answer your question, my camera is a Canon Rebel XSi and I love it!! {Thank you for admiring my photos}

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Love your new look, Connie! The vintage linens are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
xoxo
Donna

marie said...

I love your plethora! (not the laundry & dusting though!)
Your pictures are so pretty and I love the telegram from Gilbert.

Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I love all your photo's, so pretty!!! I wanted to thank you for your sweet comment on our purse giveaway, and for posting it on your sidebar! I'll be back to visit!!! Blessings to you~~~Daphne

Craftymoose Crafts said...

It is so hard to hold on to everything! I have several handmade crocheted dresser scarves that I think my husband's aunt made. All the hours & love that went into these!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Connie...your plethora...is wonderful!! I'm in love with each and every thing ~ I hope you are doing wonderful, hugs and love, Dawn

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

The Prettiest Plethora I have Ever Seen ~ Thanks for Sharing such Beauty....

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway! It is always fun to find new blogs this way. I love the plethora of vintage pieces and especially the crocheted items. I love to crochet and collect crocheted pieces. I became a follower and am off to see more of your lovely blog. Take care!