Thursday, March 4, 2010

In a nutshell...something cherished.

I love this little basket.

It was carved by my great-grandfather from
a very small nutshell. I believe it's a chestnut.

A sweet little trinket, hand-carved by a man who did so,
not knowing it would someday be cherished by
a great-granddaughter he would never meet.

What are you creating that will be
cherished by someone years from now?


Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Deb that is the sweetest! What a wonderful memento! I would make a tiny little scroll for inside the basket with the name of your great grandfather, his dates, and made with love... What a treasure! This really made me smile!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a beautiful trinket. My father used to make wishing wells out of popsicle sticks, and I love one I have. Not sure what I have created that will stand the test of time.

Sian said...

Oh, that is so sweet! And so beautifully photographed. What a lovely thing to have. At the minute I am making ragdolls for a charity appeal..they are to go to Haiti, so I hope they will be cherished there.

Ruth said...

That is so lovely; a real family heirloom to treasure.

Lizzie said...

What a dinky little basket.. so simple, yet such a lovely thing.

I hope that some of the books and scrap pages I make will stand the test of time and be there for my grandchildren and great-great nieces & nephews.

Mom said...

Your great-grandfather made these when he wasn't riding his bicycle to our house to pick me up for an afternoon at his house. Since you never met him, you can cherish the precious little shell--and I will cherish my precious memories of him. Forty years and I still miss him..... xo

Ladkyis said...

What a beautiful thing to make from a Walnut shell. I would certainly write something to tell the story and fold it up small to pop inside. It would be lovely in a shadow box display cos you could put the writing behind it - and make the box openable so you can still touch it.

sharyncarlson said...

What an amazing piece of family history! It's so lovely, really.

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