Thank you to our Hostess, Marie from Emma Calls Me Mama.
I LOVE the idea for this party and am so excited to join in!!!
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Welcome to MY little corner of the Heirloom Party! The special
heirlooms I'm going to share today came to me recently, last
week actually. My heirlooms come in the form of beautiful
costume jewelery that once belonged to my Great Grand-
mother, my Buba
I lived across the street from my Buba the last few years of her
life. I was the one that helped her around the house, anything
she needed help with that I could do for her, I did. Even if it
meant running over at 8:00 at night to change a light bulb,
which I did on more than one occasion! We became very close
in the last few years of her life and I'm forever grateful I got
to spend that time with her. Shortly before she had to leave
her home of over 30+ years to go to assisted living, she gifted
me with a few precious pieces.
My Buba gave me a beautiful watch, not valuable but
sentimental, a small diamond necklace and a ring.
THIS ring.The original wedding ring my Buba wore when
she and my Papa got married. Over the passing years she
got a couple of upgrades, LOL! But I was honored that she
chose to give me her first ring.
My Buba passed away a little over two years and my Nana
finally decided to let all the Granddaughters and Great Gran-
daughters chose from what was left after she removed what
was most important to her. She wasn't ready to do this before
now, she told us. It took her a while to be able to sort
through everything and be willing to part with it.
Not all of the Great Granddaughters were present so some
had their Moms chose for them and some had Sisters making
the choices. Everyone got to chose a # for the selection
order. The Granddaughters got to go first of course, age
before beauty and all that!
There was much to chose from. A whole dining room table full.
It took us 30 minutes just to lay everything out. I think my
Buba liked herself some jewelery, a LOT.
This was MY first choice. A gorgeous brooch and matching
earring set. I always gotta go for the PINK!
More beautiful costume jewelery. We actually only made a
selection for jewelery 3 times and some of the Granddaughters
decided that they had all they wanted or needed. Not me. I
freely admit it, I'm greedy! There were so many pretty,
sparkly, shiny and fun things that I didn't want to just be
shipped off to the thrift store. So I chose
these beautiful saltwater pearls...
and these fabulous rings. The ring on the left was actually from
my third pick. PINK again!
Then I spotted THIS! How did I miss these beauties? There
were just so much to look at that these got lost in the mix.
How fortunate for me that I eventually found them. However
I did promise to share with my Sister, so I have joint-custody
Two more delicate little pretties to wear around my neck.
Some loveleighs to dangle from my ears.
The opulence, the splendor! Wherever shall I wear it! My vote
goes to wear it with jeans and a tank or tee! That's what my
Cousin does and she has got STYLE!
The brooch at the bottom of the picture with the pink rhine-
stones and pearls was actually from my second round pick.
I know you're thinking it...What's with all the PINK !!!
I came away with a treasure trove of pretties but knowing
that they came from my Buba, that she once treasured them
and wanted all of her "girls" to have them when she was
gone means the most to me.
Here is a small PINK velvet case that was left in the box of
jewelery. My Nana asked me if I wanted it and I, of course
snatched it up. After all it's PINK! I'm keeping most of the
trinkets in there for now.
My DEAR Buba is missed greatly, but we have lots of memories
of her and stories to tell. Now we also have little bits we can
wear on special occasions or every day to help to keep her
memory alive, not that she would EVER be forgotten! So I
dedicate this Heirloom Party post to my Buba.
Thank you for your gifts that continue to keep coming,
even after you've gone. I will LOVE you and MISS you