The teacups are from my Grandmother Lorraine Wilson Holt's collection. She had lots of them and when she died, all the grandkids took some. I picked them solely from their color palette but it turns out that all of these are from England. When Ashley, our daughter, was little, we had tea from them.
The railroad picture is special because it is of the train depot in my hometown of Marceline, Missouri. The railroad has a significant history in my family. My great-grandfather, grandfather (Oliver) and dad all worked for the railroad in some capacity and my Grandfather and Grandmother (Holt) worked for the railroad. My Grandfather Holt retired with 30 years of service to the railroad. My Grandmother served as a cook for the railroad when my mom was a little girl, before she went to school. My mom recalls living in a boxcar in California and returning home to Marceline after being away for three years.
I love my quilts because they are such works of love. These all came from friends and family who surrounded me with their love through the making of a quilt. The one on the right came from my HS friend Myra. The fabrics are all breast cancer related. I used it at the hospital to brighten the room. The crocheted afghan came from a teacher at Wright City for my retirement. The striped quilt came from my Chickberry friend Jenny, who invented the Strippy Quilt. I used this daily for over six months. It was the only thing that would keep me warm. The quilt in the back was made by a New Town resident and I won it at a raffle. I was so thrilled to be the recipient!
Connecting to Cindy's Show and Tell Friday!