Friday's Favorites~ Treasures From My Childhood

The table in my front entry is currently decorated for spring. Today I thought I'd tell you about a few of things that are on display.

On the left side of the picture is a tiny mug that I've had since I was a baby. I remember it sitting on my dresser when I was growing up. It was one of the things that moved with me when I got married. The gold inscription beneath the baby is begninning to fade. It reads, "Bye Baby Bunting."

The house in the center is actually a votive holder. When a candle is lit it looks like there is a light shining through the little window. One of my best friends gave this to me a few years ago. She is a very thoughtful person who can spot something in a store and immediately think of just the person the item was made for.

On the right side of the picture is a bunny figurine that my mom gave me one Easter. The bunny carries a basket of brown eggs. This cute little figurine is special to me because it brings back lots of memories of growing up with my mom. She gave me the bunny when I was about seven years old during a time in our lives when it was just the two of us.

Mom worked very hard to provide for our necessities and took very good care of me. She spent all of her "free time" with me. I remember bike rides around the lake, playing game after game of Candy Land, and spending hours at the park. There sure wasn't any extra money floating around, but Mom would do little special things to let me know that she loved me very much. I don't think she spent more than a couple of dollars on the bunny, but knowing that she did her very best to make me feel special meant the world to me.

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Friday, April 13, 2007
Friday's Favorites~ Treasures From My Childhood
The table in my front entry is currently decorated for spring. Today I thought I'd tell you about a few of things that are on display.

On the left side of the picture is a tiny mug that I've had since I was a baby. I remember it sitting on my dresser when I was growing up. It was one of the things that moved with me when I got married. The gold inscription beneath the baby is begninning to fade. It reads, "Bye Baby Bunting."

The house in the center is actually a votive holder. When a candle is lit it looks like there is a light shining through the little window. One of my best friends gave this to me a few years ago. She is a very thoughtful person who can spot something in a store and immediately think of just the person the item was made for.

On the right side of the picture is a bunny figurine that my mom gave me one Easter. The bunny carries a basket of brown eggs. This cute little figurine is special to me because it brings back lots of memories of growing up with my mom. She gave me the bunny when I was about seven years old during a time in our lives when it was just the two of us.

Mom worked very hard to provide for our necessities and took very good care of me. She spent all of her "free time" with me. I remember bike rides around the lake, playing game after game of Candy Land, and spending hours at the park. There sure wasn't any extra money floating around, but Mom would do little special things to let me know that she loved me very much. I don't think she spent more than a couple of dollars on the bunny, but knowing that she did her very best to make me feel special meant the world to me.

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13 Comments:
Blogger Happymama said...
Your mom sounds like a special lady.

~Kristi

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Kristi,
She most definitely is!!!

Blogger Tammy said...
How sweet that you have those two things from your childhood! Thanks for sharing!

Blogger HsKubes said...
I enjoyed reading about your special things. I am thankful for those visual reminders that bring back precious thoughts from our past.

~ Christina

Blogger Jodi said...
It's amazing how a glance at something treasured will awaken such deep memories and the emotions surrounding that memory. What a lovely grouping of treasures -- and memories! :o)

Blogger Kelli said...
Such pretty things and thank you for sharing the sweet memories behind them!
Kelli

Blogger Mommy said...
I love the little mug! :)

Anonymous mom said...
I am the "mom" and God gave me the most precious daughter in the whole world!! I am blessed!!

What lovely memories.....how neat that you have such special momentos that remind you of special times!

Blogger Mrs. Mandy said...
Little things like that are so very special because of the true value they hold for us. Thanks for sharing.

Blogger Sarah said...
What lovely things and sweet memories thanks for sharing!

Blogger Mississippi Girl said...
What sweet little treasures.... I loved the stories behind them!!
Jennifer R.

Blogger Susan P. said...
Thank you so much for sharing your treasures as well as your wonderful memories. Your Mom is a shining example of the importance of time spent with a child instead of MONEY being spent!! I loved this post:)

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