April 02, 2008

On My Desk this week....something from the past!

"Thank you" for all your lovely comments on my last "This is my creation....and my inner demon". So many of you wrote so many beautiful and encouraging words I cannot express my gratitude enough...Now I must go forth and do...

In the meantime..bad weather...means weird lighting to photograph, so nothing achieved ... early morning dashes...and by the time I am looking around the net...adding comments to favourite blogs and thinking later how nonsensical some of what I wrote must have sound... it's time to rush off to play dates... back home...clean (very little I am no domestic goddess by any stretch!), cook, prepare, wash, etc....suddenly the day is gone.

So I was uninspireduntil my son asked me 'What's this Mummy?"...so I thought I'd share something my son dug out of the depths of our very small study.

It's my mother's music case from her boarding school days...(boarding school is a very foreign concept for me)

the beauty of it is is it's like a time capsule....



her dictionary with the chocolate labels flattened between the pages...


a menu from a restaurant opening night...


a comic book... note the date 1950!

her personalised writing pad....for writing letters home to her parents...

her Art theory school book....

and her theory book form deportment lessons at June Dally Watkins....

and her music sheets.

It's an eclectic mix, bundled together from when she was cleaning out her bedroom at her parents place....years ago i might add, like 27 years ago!

I took more photo's but Blogger wouldn't allow me yo upload them so I'll save a post for the Art Theory book alone, the drawings and handwriting are beautiful.

It says so much about her, without revealing much at all...it's a wonderful keepsake.

"Thankyou" to Kootoyoo for her wonderful meme....

5 comments:

Steve Ballmer said...

I love your pictures, good blog!

Lilli boo said...

"Thanks" Steve it's lovely to receive feedback!

Bird Bath said...

Superb,that case is a treasure trove! Is that a stencil of Wee Willie Winkie? And the chocolate papers are sweet:)

CurlyPops said...

What a fantastic thing to still have after all these years. It is absolutely gorgeous!

Kirsty said...

Oh what a beautiful piece of family history. You are so lucky to have it all together in one little case. Just lovely.