Friday, September 18, 2009

~ Paternal Grandparents Heirlooms ~

Joining in the Heirloom Party over at Emma Calls Me Mama!
Oh... and she is having a giveaway too - be sure to leave a comment!!

This is a special lamp as I got it from 'Nana' - my dad's mom. If I remember right it was hers when she was growing up. I used it growing up and I hope to pass it onto my little girl someday, if I have a girl, so she can use it growing up!

I had to replace the shade as the other was old and falling apart, but it is the same style as the original.
I just love the dainty, little flowers on it!

And this candle stick holder/dish was from my dad's parents, also. I have two of them and I think they are SO UNIQUE! I've never seen anything like them. The glass part is like a little, shallow dish that screws into the candlestick holder.

I love to use it for a collage of items - rocks, shells, etc. always with candles! (Well, not always, my other one is full of just rocks, shells and dried seaweed/coral I found on the beach!)
Just the candle stick part - I would show you the glass part by itself (the edges are so pretty!), but I didn't want to empty it out when I had spent a bit putting the things in it just right!! =) (Yes, I know I need to shine the silver, but I don't have any polish.... =)
Hope you enjoyed your peek into the past at my place! I love sharing what special things have been passed down to me!

12 comments:

blushing rose said...

Your lamp is beautiful. Is it signed on the bottom anywhere? TTFN ~Marydon

Anna See said...

I feel inspired to try to find a little dish to go on top of my silver candle sticks. Neat!

Captured by Love said...

Blushing Rose - It is not signed anywhere that I can see... =/

Anna See - the dish part has a little post with threads on it that screws into the candlestick. So different that anything I've every seen. Good luck on your search for a dish to go on your candlesticks!!

Sares said...

The painting on the lamp base looks so delicate. The candle holder/dish is my favorite. I don't think you need to bring out the polish, I love tarnished silver, it looks more loved and lived in! Not to mention it's much less work. Thanks for sharing your pretties!

common ground said...

The lamp and candlestick holder are both just so precious. So nice that you are able to still use the lamp. Love those sweet little flowers!
Debra

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That is such a pretty lamp. The flowers on it are are so delicate. It looks like a special piece.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What a beautiful lamp! Thank you for sharing it with us. Please stop by and check out my treasures too, won't you? Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love the candlestick/dish the best. And I don't blame you for not wanting to empty it out. It takes me forever to get it just right.

Brenda said...

It is so delicate! Perfect for a woman in its sweet colors.
Brenda

Cass @ That Old House said...

I love that lamp! It is so sweet and graceful looking... fabulous.

As for the silver candlestick -- lovely! And you ain't seen tarnish yet! You should see the tea set I posted about today... oh my, I hang my head in shame.
Cass

Marie said...

Hello Rebecca - what a neat lamp! And I love that candle stick holder/dish. You are right, it is very unique! How fabulous.

Thank you for joining me for the party!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

daylily777 said...

Both items are beautiful& wonderful heirlooms. I love the creative use of the candlestick holder.;-)
~Myrna

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