Priceless Treasures #Holiday #Memories #mgtab


Priceless Treasures

Do you have homemade crafts passed down from generation to generation that you can’t bear to part with?

I’m probably one of the least sentimental people you’re likely to meet, but there are some items from my childhood that I coveted. Special bowls and vases tucked away in glass cabinets so sticky little fingers couldn’t break them.

My mom had an English cottage set; cookie jar, creamer/sugar, egg cups, and tea pot. I used to make up stories of imaginary people living in that village. 🙂

Another cool thing she had was a little hollowed out shell, smaller than a fingernail, with a carved ivory queen head for a stopper. Inside was an amazing menagerie of African animals in ivory; giraffe, lion, zebra, monkey, eight in all.

Along with these beautiful collectibles, my mom and grandma were busy crafters; crocheted doilies and tablecloths, handmade quilts, paper toile pictures, and eggery.

Eggery? you say. Eggery is the fine art of decorating hollowed eggs inside and out. The most famous, of course, being Fabergé, but I think my mom did pretty good work herself.

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Here’s a video on the process.

I guess with all the commercialism of the holidays it’s made me think about the things I’ve found have everlasting value.

There is no price on memories.

Happy holidays,

Jacquie Biggar

5 Replies to “Priceless Treasures #Holiday #Memories #mgtab”

  1. What a lovely post, Jacquie. It makes me recall some of the cherished holiday ornaments that have been passed down in my family. And wow, your mother did amazing work. The detail on that egg is astounding! What a precious keepsake to have.
    Merry Christmas!

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  2. Hi, Jacquie, My grandmothers crocheted doilies, and I still have a few from my maternal grandmother. I wish I could say I had handed down Christmas ornaments, but through the years, they have disappeared. Your mom did amazing work with the eggs. Have you ever done it? The video was awesome to watch. I had no idea what it took to create these beautiful eggs. Merry Christmas!

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