One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Awesome Auntie Mail


My Aunt sent me a box full of fun and family history.  The blanket was crocheted by my Great Aunt, the wooden spools are all from my own mother's sewing supplies (that were given to my Aunt, and now to me), and the other items are from my Aunt's friend and from an antique store.  The doilies are already underneath my wooden candle stands.   The blue embroidered placemats and napkins will be used for "date night" with Hubby, the pillow case will be used on our bed, and the blanket will definitely be used.  I have a plan for the spools too, but want to put good use to the thread on each one too.

My family history project has begun as well.  All the letters, stories, and photos will be organized over the next few years....more on that later.

6 comments:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

That is such a pretty crocheted blanket. I love getting little treasures like this. It is so nice to know the history behind each little bit...
Always a new project with you!
Have fun with it...
Pat

EMMA said...

What a lovely box of goodies your aunt sent you.
Looking forward to some glimpses of your family history project, bet there are some great pictures and stories in there...

Denise said...

What a beautiful package to get in the mail! The afghan almost looks like a wool one like my grandma made. Can't wait to see what you do with the spools. I have tons and need some ideas ;)

Michelle said...

I love things that are passed down from family members. I have a lot of them around my house. They bring back a lot of memoirs when I see them, they just make me smile.

Winnie said...

What a wonderful gift to you!! Family treasures are so meaningful and sweet to have now in your home.

Sam I Am...... said...

You hit the jackpot! All gorgeous and with family links it couldn't be more special...congrats! I wish my children appreciated stuff like that.