I hope everyone is recovered from a fun night of ghosts, goblins, princesses, and witches. Now you just have a few weeks of sugar highs with which you'll have to deal!
It's the first Pink Saturday of November! Beverly, from How Sweet the Sound organizes this carnival every week and people have so many cool pink items to share. I love the stories that go with the pink things, whether it's a pair of Crocs or a family heirloom. Be sure to stop over and see what people are showing off this week!I have 2 hat boxes today. The bottom one is made of a heavy cardboard and is very dark blue with pink flower vines all over it. It is from the 1920s and still has it's cord attached. It also has the hat shop name on the inside cover. For some reason I didn't take a picture of that for you. It belonged to my paternal grandmother, who died in 1947, and my aunt has held on to it all these years. When she downsized a few years ago it was one of the things she was going to toss, and I snapped it right up!
The top hatbox is a reproduction from about 25 years ago and it is from my maternal grandmother who died last year. My mother took it from the house for me because she thought it would be nice for me to have a hatbox from each grandmother. It is cream with big pink and red cabbage roses all over it, and the lid is padded.
I keep this little display on the bottom landing of my stairs. IMy silk scarves from when I was bald are in the small hatbox and the bandana style scarves in the big hatbox. I thought I was just storing them away, but having them right there I sometimes grab a scarf for a headband or in the summer to hold all my hair off my face and neck, so it turned out to be a pretty convenient thing!
Even though it is not pink, I kept the bear in the picture because this is the way I have them displayed every day. He was made for me by a co-worker and is a canvas autograph bear. All of the staff and students who had been in any of my classes signed it and it was a gift when I had my second bone marrow transplant.
Do you have anything special from either of your grandmothers?