Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday's Treasure

I thought I would join in with Clare's Tuesday Treasure fun. This is an urn that I inherited from my Great Great Grandmother Gratidge. She was my Grandfather's grandmother. She had lot's of nice things including a lovely blackwood dining suite that my mother has stashed somewhere. The urn is hand painted with a lustre type paint and has some gold decoration. It is quite tall maybe 60cm (2 foot). I had a wooden corner shelf made for it a few years ago so that it could be tucked back into the corner and kept safe. Do you have some special treasures? If so why not join in so we can all see too.......



12 comments:

Shari said...

What a beautiful urn! It certainly is a family treasure...

and I can see why you feel in love with the Henry Glass fabric line - just too sweet!

clare's craftroom said...

Goodness Fee it is so lovely and old ! How lucky for it to still be around . Thanks for playing .

Sue said...

That's a gorgeous urn but tell me, how does one "stash" a dining suite?

mandapanda said...
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mandapanda said...

Oh goodness Fee, it is beautiful! What a treasure!! And in such good condition for being so old! Are there any markings on it, like a date or a company name?

mandapanda said...

(sorry, double comment post!)

Little Ted Canvas said...

Wow that's lovely & handpainted, amazing!
Great blog, loving those fabrics in your previous post!

BubzRugz said...

Oh - it is so beautiful and perfect with the white lilies..... and so special that it has been in the family so long........

Joy said...

What a fabulous urn ... and sooo big!!! I'd be wanting it somewhere safe too, how fabulous that you have such a gawjus heirloom!!
Love n Hugs,
Joy ;o)

Sheila said...

Fiona , that is simply gorgeous!Thanks for sharing .

rozhearts said...

WOW.... that certainly is a large vase and to think it has lasted so long.It is just so beautiful.
Thanks for sharing your treasure this is a wonderful time for remembering our past.
((((HUGS))) Roz.

Kat said...

What a beauty! And to have survived and stayed with your family through so many generations. Just lovely!