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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

White Roses and Dancing Cherubs

This belonged to my great-grandmother whom I never met, but I have heard so many stories about her over the years that it seems like I did know her! She was a hard-working single mother of 4 children in the early 1900's in Dallas. I don't know how she made it. It seems almost impossible, but with her integrity and strength, she raised those 4 children in a time where the world was changing and a woman wasn't thought of as the head of the house.

I'd like to think that her husband, my great-grandfather, must have bought this for her. I don't know the actual story, but perhaps this was a gift to her from him. It bears a label from a jewelry store in Dallas, Arthur A. Everts Co. Maybe he passed the store one day and saw it in the window. Maybe he went to the store with her and she saw it and fell in love with it at first sight. How ever it happened, I know it was special to her, and she cherished it for many many years.

The delicacy of the roses surrounding the dancing cherubs is so pretty, and the coloring is something I've never seen in any other pieces. It seems to be made of a delicate type of material, though I can't tell you what it is. All I know is that I am delighted to have something that was considered so special to someone in my ancestry.
Different subject: Blogger...does anyone know why I have to post my blog in between the 'code' for my pictures? Do you all have the same problem?? Maybe it's a setting that I have it on or something and don't know how to fix it. Any help really would be appreciated!!

I'm joining Faded Charm Cottage for White Wednesday!! Come and see all the beautiful whites at fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com



Jan LaFollette said...

You are very lucky to have such a wonderful treasure. It must have meant a great deal to you g-grandmother and to touch what she touched gives you a special connection. Isn't it fun to speculate how it came to be hers? Enjoy!

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

What a beautiful box! And a special keepsake!

Happy White Wednesday!


beedeebabee♥ said...

What a special little box...a true family treasure! Could it be porcelain? Whatever it is, it's beautiful!...I'm sorry I don't know how to help you with your blogger problem. I hope someone else can help. Fingers crossed! Have a fun day! xo Paulette

Faded Charm said...

What a sweet box with amazing detail. Thanks for playing along today.


junkdreams said...

What a beautiful piece from a very special lady!

Atticmag said...

That's a lovely box. So nice to have such an elegant heirloom.

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

If our older items could only talk! Nice things you have

Mary Ann said...

wow, this is a well preserved antique piece. i am sure you will treasure it and pass it on to the next generation! verbena cottage


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