Welcome to my little world! My name is Donna and I'm the mother of one very spoiled kitty named Clarice. I was a banker for over 20 years but now I'm a SAHM and loving every minute of it. I'm a super, huge Bon Jovi fan and an avid cross stitcher. I love decorating my home with flea market finds, primitive style items and vintage items. My hubby says if the last three generations threw it out as trash it'll end up in our house as a decoration.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Family Treasures

I don't know if I ever showed this tool box before but it's one of my favorite things in my whole house.  It belonged to my grandfather and possibly was his father's but it is still full of all the machinist tools with dirt, oil and all.  Every time I look at it, I think of my Pa and what a special relationship we shared.  I was the first grandchild and he called me Pa's Doll my entire life.  He used to pick me up when I was a toddler and take me to get an icee which I still love to this day.  

On top on the cabinets is the Owl cookie jar that belonged to my Mamma and sat on her kitchen counter since my daddy was small. I see it and just have to smile.
This table belonged to Mark's Grandmother Harris and I just love it.  We have painted the bottom 3 different times in the 27 years we've owned it and it makes the best bedside table ever because it's huge!  It also holds the lamp I made out of a crock jug that belonged to my PaPa's family.

And here's my Pa's toolbox again and it's sitting on Mark's Granddad Harris' old trunk which he's has since his university days.
Here's one of my favorite things which is a 4 year old Mark with his Granddad Harris and dog Cuddles.
These are Mark's bunny slippers

I have so many favorite family treasures so I'll post more pictures really soon. 



  1. Wow! So very cool. Family treasures are THE best.

  2. What wonderful treasures. You cannot beat family pieces, that come with wonderful memories. Loved this post

  3. Oh my gosh, I love your family treasures! They are indeed what makes a house a home. Your new home is shaping up nicely! I've been looking through your blog to catch up on what's what. Godslaw. lolol!

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  5. I just love that dresser.

    Found you via the prim stitchers facebook group. HELLO

  6. I love that you have incorporated your own family treasures into your home decor-- that tool box is truly a special piece. Your photos are lovely-- you have a beautiful home:)


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