My Grandmother always wore Christmas pins on her coats and jackets this time of year. I have two of her special ones. The reindeer pin was my favorite however the pin with a little bell I remember her wearing when I was a child. They were in her jewelery box and of course I have her jewelry box and still go through it and remember her wearing certain pieces. I think I am going to wear it then realize if I lost it i would just die so I leave them on display this time of year. Here is Grandma Ruby Baker
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I started collecting Christmas pins because I was always finding them at sales
This is my Great Aunt Ollie's ( Grandma's Sister)westmoreland dish she gave me once when I visited her. In her last years she worked at an antique gift shop at a Hotel in the town where she lived. She had lots of old dishes and linens. I have a black silk table scarf she called it. It has about 8 inch fringe hanging from it. I need to go look at it again but I think it's a gold color embroidery on it. I have it hanging downstairs on my old black iron bed.
This is my favorite that I have found
Grandma's old wooden jewelry box.
There has been a few other blogs having remembrance of their Mothers and Grandmothers some of them made me cry and others said it made them cry also. This year I am not crying about my Grandparents and Mother I am just remembering our happy times together at Christmas. I know my Grandmother never could teach me to make her wonderful divinity candy. She always put black walnuts in hers and I could eat the entire dish.
•We cannot all do great things but we can all do small things with great love. Mother Theresa
Ok here is a few blogs that have special Friday post Feathered Nest Friday also Between Naps On The Porch and then one more Vintage Friday's