Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A treasure to share ....

Today I am joining in with Melody's Tuesday's Treasure.... I haven't done so for a while.... but it is a lovely positive blog posting time and I do enjoy sharing meaningful treasures....

My father was an only child and my mum was one of two sisters... so we were a relatively small family .... 

this is a favourite picture of mine... my maternal grandparents and their two girls... (1940's)
(my Pop and Granny in the back and Aunty and Mum in the front ... and the dog - he always had a doberman)



when I got married my aunt and uncle gave me this teapot.... it was one that had been inherited through my maternal grandmothers side and I felt so honoured to have been gifted it....  

.... you can see dents and bumps.... I use it.... it makes nice tea!

Our family is now all over the world and my aunt and uncle settled in New Zealand in the early 80's and I was so blessed to visit them a few years ago having not seen them for over 20 years.... my darling aunty gave me the necklace and it's very pretty... 


Growing up we had almost all of our Christmas's together with this aunt and uncle and my two cousins.... it was wonderful.

Recently my aunt had a severe stroke and this last weekend she passed away.....  so today my treasure is those special relatives in my life ... things don't make up for them but I am glad I have something tangible to hold ... and remember.

This Christmas will be full of memories .....



25 comments:

marina said...

how sad for you to lose such a treasured family member. Things can be powerful reminders of dear ones.
Love the picture.

Jane Galley said...

It's memories like these that can't be taken away.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

So pleased to hear the you use the teapot. Some people save things for a special day, I feel every day should be special :o) Memories are irreplaceable and you have both beautiful memories and treasures. hugs

Kathy said...

Christmas is an especially good time for cherishing family and the memories they have bestowed on us. I love your teapot, I personally think metal pots make the best tea :)

katherine said...

I too would use such a special, treasured teapot. There will be many memories to go with those cups of tea.

Jeanette said...

Sorry to hear about your Aunt. Wonderful treasures - they are very special. Hugs,

Carolyn said...

These are very special treasures to help keep your memories fresh.

Melody said...

Thank you so much for sharing your treasures and treasured memories with us today.

Mistea said...

Family really are treasures, glad you have these beautiful reminders.
Love that old photo - sure is precious.
Enjoy the memories.

Anonymous said...

so sad for you losing your beloved Aunty,may she RIP.
Oh my god you are the spitting image of your grand mother,in fact i thought it was you.Thinking of you Fiona.xx

Jennifer said...

That's sad about your aunt....but you will have your memories of her every time you use the teapot or wear the necklace.

Susan said...

Oh Fiona - I'm so sad for you, but I know its nice to have and use that teapot and wear the necklace. BIG HUGS

Marilyn said...

Thank you for sharing these treasures today. So sorry that you have now lost your precious Aunt. Enjoy the happy memories you have of her and your family this Christmas. It is such a bittersweet one for you.
Thinking of you
Loving hugs xx

WoolenSails said...

I am sorry to hear about your aunt, but memories are important and a part of who we are.

Debbie

Wendy said...

Oh Fiona, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss xx

regan said...

I so sorry for your loss, Fiona. But her spirit lives in your memories, and every time you think of her, she's with you. Be well.

Sunnybec said...

That is so sad, you have had your fair share this year my friend. Your teapot is lovely and I am so happy to hear you are using it, I use everything of my Mum's if it gets damaged or broken, so what, things need to used and loved and not just put in a cupboard. Hugs xx

Susan said...

Our Treaures are a real connection to those we have loved and lost. I'm sorry about your Aunt, but happy that you have such warm memories.

Sheila said...

So sorry to hear of your aunt's passing , my sincere sympathy to you . It sounds like she was very special and I am glad you have these mementos of family , they are indeed treasures. hugs Sheila

Cheryll said...

As you said... memories don't replace them... they live on in our hearts with them though!
Wonderful treasures!

Love Bears All Things said...

Sorry about the loss of your Aunty but it is a good time to reflect on memories of how she touched and influenced your life.
Mama Bear

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh Fiona. How sad for you to have lost such a treasured Aunt. Having had a special Aunt I understand your loss. It is nice to have a special treasure as a memory of her. I love your family photo.

Nicky said...

This is a lovely story of a very close family Fiona. I am sorry to hear you have lost your dear aunt.... Hugs, Nicky x

Narelle said...

So sorry to hear of your Aunt's passing.
Your teapot is a shining memory of those dear to you.

Wendy B said...

such treasured memories Fiona....and so nice to be able to keep something forever to help you revisit those memories....Families and relationships are so important! Big (((hugs)))
xox Wendy :O)

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