vintage craft: tiny suprises
Last week I showed off my pretty new (old) drawers. My grandpa made the drawers, but they came from my aunt's house. Aunt Helen wasn't really my aunt, but a cousin to my grandma, and like her sister. A few weeks ago, at age 95, she went home to Heaven. She baked and made wonderful little things, and she was a dear part of our family.
One of the things that I love about ladies like Aunt Helen is the collection of odds and ends that they would keep around. Perhaps it's because I can relate! In the drawers there were all kinds of things, including some old wooden checkers that I will be finding a good use for. But I really liked these old stickers:
Aren't they sweet?
But the best find is in this box:
Sequins! And some beads, and even a few faux pearls. Nearly every year when I was little, Aunt Helen made little felt ornaments with sequins and beads and applique. We still have many of them, and they are precious! Finding these was like finding a part of her.
Maybe I got carried away, but I had a lot of fun taking pictures of these pretties!
Do you have any family members that make something special every year?