Wednesday, 9 June 2010

PHOTO MONDAY - Heirloom

HEIRLOOM
n.
1. A valued possession passed down in a family through succeeding generations.
2. An article of personal property included in an inherited estate.



This week's theme - Heirloom - was chosen by Judi and, at first, I didn't think I had anything that fitted with the theme until I remembered this faux pearl necklace that belonged to my Grandmother. 

After my Grandmother passed away,  my Mum said I could choose a piece of Granny's jewellery to remember her by so it's very sentimental to me.  I keep the necklace in one of the papier-mâché boxes shown in the pic.  I painted and decorated this set of boxes quite a few years ago when I was in my shabby chic decorating phase.  I think they compliment the necklace quite well, don't you?

I love the weight and feel of the necklace with it's chunky faux pearls and I've worn it a few times myself over the years.  It has special meaning to me and brings back fond memories.

My Granny was such a lovely and caring lady who always liked to look nice.  She was quite a character and  had a very broad Scottish accent that my siblings and I loved to listen to. 

 I miss her and I like to think that she still looks out for us from afar.

~ Love, light and peace ~

22 comments:

  1. Serana, your photography of this necklace is so beautiful! What a wonderful piece to remember your Grandmother by!

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  2. Lovely, heartfelt post, Serena. I've yet to do my heirloom photo, and it's funny that I considered my mother's faux pearls! Love the boxes you decorated too - nice setting, all around.

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  3. What a beautiful post and the necklace is beautiful.

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  4. Oh, Serena...... how beautifully you've set up your photos for this.

    I love the faux pearls... and love the story.... they are all the rage again now too it seems...the vintage type jewellery....

    You painted the boxes in lovely colours....

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  5. Beautiful, Serena. I love the pearls combined with the shabby chic blush roses. The photos feel very vintage and sweet. :)

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  6. This is gorgeous....not just the necklace, which is really pretty and sentimental....

    but your photos..your sentiments...the entire post was as charming as you are! wonderfully put together...what a lovely tribute to your granny!

    you asked me where I find the time to create...
    and the answer is, it's my full time occupation. I'm always creating down here in the studio...something or other goes on each and every day!
    i couldn't live otherwise! lol

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  7. Hi Serena,
    What a lovely post. The memories of your grannie, painting and the pearls.
    Thanks for sharing your Heirloom memories.
    Hugs,
    Anna

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  8. What a gorgeous heirloom! The necklace is so pretty...I like the different shapes in it. It looks vintage and modern.

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  9. My mom had a necklace almost like that one. I love having things that belonged to my mom and my grandmother. But I don't keep them in anything as beautiful as your boxes!

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  10. what a wonderful memory of your grandmother. What a delight in seeing this. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Serena,

    What lovely photos of your grandmother's necklace. I uploaded a few things that belonged to my grandmother too. :)
    Hugs

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  12. Your artistic sense really shows in your photos, Serena, they are as beautiful as the necklace and the boxes. This is a lovely way to remember your grandmother, she would be pleased.

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  13. the boxes do go very well with the necklace :) that is a very pretty looking necklace

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  14. Beautiful pearls and beautiful photographs Serena.

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  15. Serena, I am glad you have such a nice momento of your grandmother. (I have a "thing" for scottish accents - I wish I could have heard her.) The necklace itself is lovely, as is the box, but your photos this week just bloe me away! Stunning.

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  16. You're very good at staging! What beautiful pictures you take!

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  17. The necklace is beautiful! What a perfect piece to remember your grandmother. And the boxes--I LOVE THEM!!!! They are gorgeous! Perfect spot to tuck away the necklace--the family heirloom. :) Really nice photos, too. Wow! :):)

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  18. That is certainly an example of the sacred in the ordinary. Sometimes small mementos can mean so much to our hearts. Very pretty too.

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  19. What BEAUTIFUL photos and what a lovely way to remember your grandmother! You have the pearls and also these photos to keep as wonderful family heirlooms!

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  20. These photos are breathtaking, just beautiful! I love the shabby chic and the doll too and of course the necklace is very lovely and such a treasure for you to have something special to remember your grandmother by. You really did excellent at setting up the photo's I could look mat them all day... but should be on my way...

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  21. It is nice to keep fond memories of someone so dear to you and to hold on to something that is very meaningful to you.

    Lovely pictures.

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