Monday, January 17, 2011

Three White Favorite Things!

This is just simply for your pleasure.
Last night's sunset at
Las Islas Ranch - deep South Texas
photo by my husband

Three White Favorite Things

These are three cherished mementos I have that were passed down to me from my mother.
Maria DeChellis DePasquale was my great-grandmother.
Framed by my mother is one of my g-grandmother's stockings along with a binding she used for my grandmother, Jean, when she was a newborn baby.
Binding was used on babies a long time ago (and are making a comeback!) to support the baby and give them
and added sense of security. They also believed their
babies would have straighter backs.

This is a picture of my grandmother, Jean,
my aunt, Deddie and my mother, Rosemary,
on the right.

The brooch belonged to Jean.

I am linking to
Three or More Tuesday

White Wednesday at
Faded Charm
Three or More Tuesday

I'm also enjoying
A Few of My Favorite Things
at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie

Happy 33rd Birthday, Daren!!
Love, Mom and Dad
(We spelled your name with one "r" because
you are a blend of Dad and me...
"D" for David and "aren" for Karen.)


Rita said...

It is wonderful that you have the mementos of your family past. Our roots determine a lot of our lives.

Karen, this past weekend I have been going through old posts and comments. Just wanted to say thank you for your friendship and all your encouraging remarks on my posts. I hope some day to meet you in person.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Really great treasures! I absolutely love the last photograph of you Grandmother and her girls! Stunning!

Theresa said...

Beautiful memories all in white:)

I love the picture of the sunset! Skies are all beautiful to me and I am constantly snapping pictures of ANY sky!

Happy Birthday Daren, beautiful picture!

Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

Shelia said...

Hi Karen! Happy birthday to your handsome son! I love seeing the photos of your family! In the past few years I've been interested in trying to find out more about my linage!
Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, a sunset is one of life's pleasures!

Karen, you have so many treasures that are incredibly special! That photograph is priceless!

Happy Birthday to Daren, oh my what a handsome young man! Yes,in my eyes, my godson is still young! What a cute picture of him you posted of him on FB! Such an adorable three year old!


Deb said...

what great family how yall picked the name....

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Such wonderful photos! And your son's name spelling! Brilliant!

Sunsets are magnificent..and remind me of a quote at a Senior Center I saw one..the painting was the profile of 4 generations of women..from Grandma to great-granddaughter..and the quote was " Sunsets are no less beautiful than sunrises" Aww..

tales from an oc cottage said...

How lucky you are to have such treasures!!!

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Laura said...

What a beautiful post.
The photos are amazing.
David did great!


Tete said...

It's so much fun to cherish family treasures and love yours and the photos. The sunset is wonderful! HWW

Bella said...

Hi Karen,
What beautiful keepsakes! True treasures:-) Great sunset photo too!
Thanks for stopping by:-)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi Karen, so nice to see you! I love nothing more than passed down treasure, and you certainly have some good ones. Awesome black and white photos.

Jan said...

Beautiful pictures and the sunset is amazing!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a collection of treasures.

I used to "burrito wrap" my babies. They loved it. :)

Sarah said...

Karen, that sunset is gorgeous! Fun to see your family treasures. ~ Sarah

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Karen, what a wonderful treasure to have. How nice that your mother framed them and gave them to you. Love the old family photos. So glad you joined Favorite Things. laurie

Land Texas said...

Such priceless treasures, no one can ever imagine how these things helped enlighten our minds. They are absolutely stunning just like Land Texas.