Thursday, July 30, 2009

Heirloom Party

I came across a lovely blog, Emma Calls Me Mama, who is hosting an Heirloom Party. People are sharing their heirloom treasures, which I thought was such a fantastic idea. I adore heirlooms, and have a few to share.
This old tattered Portraits album has been in my family as long as anyone remembers. Most of the pictures were compiled by my grandmother, and contain charming old photos of family.
Most of the pictures are from the 20's, and 30's.
I love the fashions they are wearing!
And this gorgeous gold bracelet belonged to my great grandmother, who passed away in 1942.
It has her initials monogrammed on it RCF. We think the bracelet was made in the 20's.
And lastly, a collection of glassware, made by my great, great uncle who worked for a glass company in the 20's in Pittsburgh PA. They are all so beautiful!

Don't forget to visit Emma Calls Me Mama to see other Heirloom treasures. I'm looking forward to reading through all of them!


  1. Wonderful album!!!!!! Beautiful fabrics,,,and the bracelets....

    All lovely!

    Thanks for sharing! Stop new friends!

  2. Love your treasures, pictures always hold close to me ... love the pressed glass. TTFN ~ Marydon

  3. Hello - thank you for joining the party! What a beautiful vintage photo album! I love it. It's so wonderful that you have those treasured pictures. I especially love that picture of the women - so precious! Neat bracelet - the floral etching is fabulous. And your glassware is so pretty. How special that it's made by your great, great uncle!


  4. What a beautiful album! I love the bracelet and the glass too... they are all great!
    How wonderful for you to have them!

  5. Everything is beautiful. I love looking at old family photographs. Your bracelets are gorgeous too. Do you wear them? Thanks for sharing and have a loveleigh Friday.

    Sares @ Loveleigh Treasures

  6. oooohh i love that album cover and your grandmother's bracelet is delightful :)

  7. That is a very pretty bracelet. Those puppies on your sidebar are just adorable too!

  8. The album is so beautiful and I bet the photos are wonderful! That bracelet is so sweet - what a treasure! Thanks so much for sharing your heirlooms with us>

  9. What lovely treasures you have. Thanks for sharing them.


  10. I just love old pictures! What a great album to have and the bracelet and glassware are gorgeous :)


  11. I just love your pictures! And your bracelet is absolutely precious!

  12. Great heirlooms! I especially love your grandma's bracelet!

  13. I am enjoying seeing everyone's heirlooms and the stories that go along with them. Love the bracelet.

  14. It is a rainy day here in La and I have enjoyed some blog reading....So glad I stopped by yours. I enjoyed my visit.

  15. Love the photos and the glassware. I'll have to check out your etsy shop too while I'm here!