Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Sparkly Surprise

The other day, whilst rummaging around in an area of his parents basement that no one has been in since 1973 (don't ask), he found this.....

It belonged to his paternal grandmother, who was born in the early 1890's.
Isn't it just amazingly beautiful?
I can't stop looking at it.
The other side is just as beautiful.
I don't have any clue how old it might be.  The sparkly bits are really bright after I gave it a little cleaning.
I love it and the fact that it belonged to Mr.VW's grandmother, makes it more beautiful. 
Mr.VW dragged out a few more treasures that belonged to his paternal and maternal grandmothers and surprisingly his parents seemed happy to part with. (They generally don't like to part with their stuff, even the forgotten from the 70's stuff, but on this day, they were in a parting mood).
Perhaps I'll share those another day....

6 comments:

marigold jam said...

How lovely that the reverse is as beautifully crafted as the front. I wonder what it is amde of - it's a real treasure.

Louise said...

How very pretty Louise. What a lucky find.

Butterfly Bush Diaries said...

Oh that IS pretty! I love green!!

Bubble said...

Wow that is stunning, i love it xxxx

Maria said...

Lucky you!!! This is so pretty. Would look lovely as a shawl/scarf pin

Teje said...

Hi Louise! That is really unique piece - so beautiful! Have a lovely time! xxx Teje