Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday Sundries

sundries: miscellaneous small articles, details, or items 
When I was a little girl, I loved looking through old things in my Mama's bedroom. She'd show me the little rouge pot that belonged to her mama and always add that Grandma Cindy never used make-up but did dab a little rouge on her cheeks when she was sickly.

She'd let me look through button boxes that belonged to my Grandma Voiles. I loved picking up the buttons one by one and closely examining all the different colors and shapes. I think one of my sisters has the larger button box, but this small powder box ended up with me.

Both of my grandmas passed away in the 50s before I was born in the late 60s, so it means a lot to me to know a little something about them and to see and touch things that they used to hold in their own hands.

I never really thought about it until now, but I notice that this little box is the same aqua color that I have come to love so much.

There's really nothing of value in the box...

...just old buttons, a little plastic fleur de lis, a lens from a pair of glasses...

string wrapped around a button,

and even a little feather!

I'm thinking I may use some of my favorite items in a few pieces of jewelry I will make soon.

That way I'll have something near me once in a while to remind me of Grandma Voiles.

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Take care and God bless,


  1. What sweet tokens of remembrance!

  2. Oh Lana...this little box is so precious and filled with jewels!!!! Jewels of time, memory and the knowledge that they all belonged to someone you wished you could have known. I know you must treasure it so!!!! I hope you are doing so good and that your new year has had a wonderful start ~ sending you hugs and love, Dawn