April 20, 2011

Treasure Hunt Thursday #3

Welcome to the 3rd Treasure Hunt Thursday.  If you didn't find any wonderful treasures this week you can still join the party.  Just show us something you already own that you treasure.

I enjoy hearing about and seeing the things that other people hold dear.  A treasure doesn't have to be valuable.  In fact, some of my most beloved treasures are probably worthless to anyone else.  For example,  I have a handmade Valentine card from an aunt.  She covered the heart in blue satin, edged it with tatting, and wrote a sweet poem inside. It wouldn't bring a plugged nickel  but to me it is priceless!  And, the yellow crocheted baby booties, cap, and jacket that my grandmother made for me before I even had my children  -  who can put a price on something like that?

 Alex and Caroline looked so sweet in Ma's sweet outfit
How I wish she could have seen them

 The little pom-poms are the cutest

I love the little baby booties

Aunt Addie spent a lot of time making this for me

She was a talented seamstress and her needlework was incredible

She added some bling to the front of the heart!

How sweet is this verse she added?
 What a shame the cellophane tape yellowed so badly

I am linking to:

Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
 Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

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Now,  On To The Treasure Hunt!!!

Here are some highlights from last week's party

Sherry @ Back 2 Vintage shared a sweet treasure and story

 Doni @ Faith, Grace, and Crafts has a beautiful silver collection
She also hosts "Pearls and Lace Thursdays"
PLUS, she is having an awesome spring giveaway right now!


Here are a few standard party rules to follow:

* Please use your post url,  NOT your blog address when you link up
* Please link back to THIS post
* Please take time to visit others and everyone loves comments


  1. I can crochet, knit (a little) and do embroidery but tatting has eluded me. You are so fortunate to have such a special valentine from your aunt. Thanks so much for featuring the post about My Mom's Mixer from last week's party!!!

  2. That card is amazing, I wouldn't have the patience to do that. Beautiful

  3. Hi, Rhonda! Such sweet vintage inspirations you've shared. Your aunt's Valentine is just the sweetest ever! I love anything with tatting on it ~ it is becoming a lost art!

    THanks for hostessing this party. I've just linked up!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  4. The little poem is precious! Happy to have found your home and joined your treasure celebration.

  5. Oh My those ARE Wonderful Treasures...I LOVE that baby outfit! It's gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing and hosting...
    Hugs to you,

  6. These family heirlooms are so precious. I have so many things that belonged to my grandmother and wouldn't part with them for any amount of money. Thank you so much for hosting this new party.

  7. Rhonda- Your treasures are precious indeed~ I love that Valentine y our aunt made you- you can tell how much you were loved by that woman! Glad your party is up and running! xxoo Diana

  8. Rhonda,
    The baby heirlooms are soooo sweet. A lady that worked with Mr.CC made both of my girls outfits just like yours, but yours is for sure so much SPECIAL. Now this valentine is a beauty...what a special keepsake. Hope you have a wonderful party this week:)


  9. I found you on Coastal Charm. Love your sentimental treasures. Thanks for hosting!

  10. Family heirlooms are the best because they surround us with love.

    Thanks for hosting the party!

  11. Your post really touched my heart tonight...how precious! I've read all the posts over at Coloradolady's Vintage Thingie Thursday and saw your button on someone's sidebar so have decided to link up to yours tonight as well so I can keep reading and commenting...Ha! :) Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!


  12. Hey Rhonda~ I made it!! Love your treasures....and the concept..now that I get it..hehehe..
    Cricket @ gypseanurse

  13. Lovely treasures Rhonda. The knitted baby clothes are awesome. It is wonderful when you inherit family treasures. They are the best.

  14. Rhoda,

    The treasures I hold most dear are the ones that hold a piece of someone's heart. The sweater set and the Valentine are priceless. I have no doubt that YOU were your "Ma's" and Aunt Addie's treasure!

    Your Friend,

    PS When I went to "Paris" and saw the cloches in the lobby, I thought of you.

  15. Thanks for hosting!! I linked up our new butcher block that I got for a STEAL + a little Earth Days greenhouse...Hope you like em'!

  16. Hi Rhonda!
    I just found your blog and party so linked up. All your treasures are wonderful and how cool is that note on the back of the tatted piece! Wonderful! I also host a party of Fridays Called "Thrifty Things Friday" and would love for you to join me! Have a terrific day!

  17. Your baby outfit is just so very sweet! Thank you for the party, Rhonda, have a wonderful Easter Weekend! xoxo Debra

  18. Rhonda, These are beautiful keepsakes from your aunt and grandmother. Thank you for hosting this fun party!

  19. Hi Rhonda!! What sweet memories from your dear relatives! Those are the priceless things that tie us to our past. You are so sweet to highlight my giveaway!! Thank you so much...and I will join your party shortly!
    Blessings, Doni

  20. Hi there~ Thanks so much for sharing at FNF and for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend! :)


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