Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas and Boxing day...

Christmas morning... Santa came!!
Woo! Presents to be handed out by Nanny and her little helper!

Of course a few to be opened by the little helper...

And helper's Mummy: (thanks hubby)

The sun shone on our tree and the lake glistened...

Brother and his girlfriend already into the lollies:

High five's for the little helper resisting the urge to unwrap ALL presents!

Happy that all present have been unwrapped and the wrapping paper played with more than the presents themselves! Will upload video of the BIG present tomorrow.

On boxing day we'd been asked by my great Aunt to go and sort through some of my Great Grandmother's belongings that had been in storage for the last 27 years. We could take anything that caught our eye. So intending just to take something to make my Aunt and Pop happy I went along...
Whoops... I think I got more than I expected!
These are my gorgeous silver spoons/servers... all are silver!

My oh so cool glasses and crackled glass jug
(which apparently makes farting noises when you pour)

Some jewellery and a little glass bowl which is really cool. My Aunt said it sat on Ma's dressing table as long as she can remember ( I love that). Her watch is there as well with her name engraved on the back. Also not pictured is a rose gold ring with some stones missing but still with a ruby and little diamonds and also a rose gold bangle which I broke. So they are both at the jewellers getting lovingly repaired. Everything I got had some sort of stamp on it and I'm making it my mission to find out what the stamps mean...

My odd array of bits and pieces: a quote and a hym book, seceters that hold onto the flower when you cut it, a funny dust pan in the shape of a woman in a large dress, a Carltonware plate, an Alfred Meakin plate and an A & J Meakin dish.

I also got some interesting books... The atlas is fantastic, with gold on most pages. The same with the book about Queen Elizabeth.

I kid you not, that's not even half of what I came home with. I don't know what I'm going to do with it all but I'm just happy that some of Ma's beautiful things will be staying with me :)


sewfunky said...

you lucky thing! :)

Jodz said...

I love the coloured glasses.

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