Thursday, January 13, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - Perfume Bottle

Last month, I helped my mother clean out some things at her house.  She had two guest rooms and decided she only needed one, so there were a lot of photographs and knick-knacks to go through.  She suddenly handed me this bottle and asked if I wanted it since it had belonged to my grandmother.  I asked which grandmother... figuring it had belonged to her mother.  But no... to my surprise, she replied that it had belonged to my paternal grandmother, Nealie Drake Tapley.  I instantly said I wanted it even thought I wasn't even sure what it was.  I believe it's a perfume bottle. 

Pretty, isn't it?  I wish I knew who gave it to her and what she used it for.  Now it has a place of honor in my heritage cabinet... where I store all the knick-knacks that came down through our families or are a part of our history.  


I mentioned in last week's Treasure Chest Thursday post which was about bronzed baby shoes that I had to wear a special device on my feet when I was a baby.  I was just a couple of months old when the pediatrician's office discovered that my right foot was turned inward at the middle of my foot.  So I had to wear this plastic disk on my feet for awhile, and by the time I started learning to walk, my right foot was fine.  Well, I said I would locate the one picture we have of that contraption.  Let me confess something now... it took some looking to find this picture... and I'm embarrassed to say the reason why was that I had scrapbooked this picture WITHOUT SCANNING IT FIRST!  Let me just quote Maya Angelou here and say, "When we know better, we do better."  Now I know better, and I scan all old pictures before scrapbooking them.  Anyway, that is the reason the word "Dad" is across the picture - I cannot remove that without damaging the photo.  The photo is now scanned, but with "Dad" forever across it.  

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it great to get something that belonged to an ancestor - doesn't matter what the value is - the item becomes invaluable!

    Being a scrapbooker myself I can commiserate with you on your failure to scan. I learned early on to scan "everything!"