Sunday, May 5, 2013

PJ's Precious Collection

Hello, friends.

The first Sunday of each month is Storytelling Sunday over on my friend Sian's blog, From High in the Sky, and the idea is to tell a story about something that is precious to you. Today, I give you knick-knacks from my sweet mother-in-law.
PJ was a collector. She collected bears and angels and giraffes and eagles and trinkets and a few bicycles. She's been gone for almost four years now, but her collection just keeps giving.
 

I recently acquired these cute little bikes and when I took this photo I deliberately got her five sweet babies in the background, a photo of my mom with her four children, and an angel in the middle that also once belonged to PJ. A whole lot of precious in one little shot.

Our home is filled with little things that remind us of those we've loved and will always keep close at heart. I'm so grateful that PJ was a collector, and that her collection was large enough to share with so many people who loved her.

PS: Thanks for these cute little geese too, PJ. 
 
You can read more stories of preciousness over at Sian's blog.

19 comments:

debs14 said...

How lovely to have those precious reminders of those you loved.

Missus Wookie said...

How nice that you all got to share her collections - those geese are cute too :)

Karen said...

Love those little bicycles and cute geese - what lovely reminders of someone you obviously loved very much.

alexa said...

Oh, those geese are just so lovely! And the bicycles so colourful. I am not a collector myself, but you have helped me to see the value for others, so thank you :).

Jennie Hart said...

Love those bicycles and so nice that you group them with the right photos :)

Elizabeth said...

I think it's great you have something to love from your sweet mother-in-law.

Margaret said...

They are adorable. I feel like I used to have some little geese like that.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Those bikes are precious! A little bit of an unusual thing to collect.
My mom collected Lladros and now I'm considering unpacking the ones I received from her to display for a bit.
Rinda

Louise said...

those bicycles are super cute and so are the geese. It's lovely that you have these enjoy x

Amy said...

Those little bikes are particularly cool and their colours are gorgeous - actually, they're a pretty groovy thing to collect!

Sian said...

Your gorgeous photos do something special to really bring out the sweetness of your subjects! So lovely and perfectly precious. Thanks Deb

Cheri said...

The little bikes are cute, but the photos are PRICELESS! I used to have shelves full of photos like that displayed but when we remodeled we gave away the big display shelves and now don't really have a good place for those. I'm feeling a photo wall project coming on... now what wall...

Abi said...

I love the colours in the little bikes and the way they speak of so many memories.

Alison said...

Love the geese..and how you've placed the bicycles beside those great family pics!
Alison xx

Becky said...

Live the bikes and the fact you have such a wonderful photo to go with them!

Miriam said...

Your whole post is lovely. Those geese in hats! I love them. They way you showcased the collections is fabulous. How wonderful to have all those memories out and part of your everyday.

Karen said...

I just love those little bicycles!

Lisa-Jane said...

How fabby are they?! I love the way you've photographed them too. I've got you in Sian's swap and I have your address but I have no idea what sort of thing you would like to have passed on to you!

Gail said...

I love those little bikes and how you've arranged them with those special pictures. It's so nice you were all able to share in her collections.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...