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....