Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Favorites from Grandma Wells - Bubby

Happy Tuesday morning!!  

All of your comments on my post this week got me thinking about how many cherished things I have from my Grandma Wells. She was my mothers Mom and she passed away a few years ago.

Anyone else might see them and think they are junk; but I see total treasures. Especially because they were hers...

This clock hung in her kitchen for as long as I can remember. It was creepy when we were kids but now, when I look at it, I am instantly back in her kitchen. The smell of her baked chicken and homemade bread are so very clear and vivid!!

She had a Siamese cat named Spike. Someone got her this stool with Spike's name on it and love it!!! This is actually what I used to cut wood on when I was doing my hardwood floors - LOL!!

This is another type of clock that was hers. When you plug it in; the fireplace lights up...It needs some work because the last time I plugged it in the fire did not work but I plan to rehab it soon if possible...

She had this ceramic nightlight on her nightstand for years beside her bed...

It is ceramic flowers on a metal base...it looks beautiful light up...

And lastly, when we were cleaning out her house I found this in her desk. I am not positive what it is but I think it was used for some type of powder. If you know; please clue me in. I just love that it was hers and at one time she held it...


It snaps closed and has a chain attached...

So, those are my cherished things that remind me of my Grandma Wells everyday!

She was an amazing woman and Grandmother!!!

I know she is resting in peace with the Lord!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!!!

What are some of your more cherished items? Do you value things just because they belonged to someone you love? 



37 comments:

  1. That cat clock!!!! My grandma had one in black - so did my aunt... & I had one in my room in green - that 70's green... & then it freaked me out where my mom had to move it out of my room :) haha

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    1. I agree Rebecca Jo - this one used to freak me out when I was younger but since it is a memory of her; I love it!

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  2. Oh I love seeing all those meaningful things. We do have a different perspective now don't we? Love that cat clock!!

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  3. Thank you for sharing of yourself. It reaches the real us too.

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    1. Aw thank you Cloudia! Thanks for reading and commenting! Hugs

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  4. Beautiful treasures. I especially like the kitchen clock. Yes I do value things that belonged to someone I loved. We have a Singer sewing machine that belonged to my grandfather who was a tailor. We have my husbands grandparents dining room set which is beautifully carved. I also have my grandmothers wooden ironing board.

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    1. Those are awesome family treasures Debby!!! I also have my mothers old singer sewing machine - that is my list of things to restore! Have a great day!

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  5. My sisters had te cat clock, in black, in their room.

    It’s amazing how those little things, like the clock, can be so full of memories.

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    1. That is soo cool!!! From what I have heard - a lot of people had them or knew someone that did! Have a wonderful day!

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  6. Treasures, indeed!! Getting that clock with the fireplace fixed will be so great! We have a jeweler here in town that specializes in clocks and watches and their store is FULL of old clocks ticking away. I'm sure they could help you with it!! Come on down! :)

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    1. With everything I am bringing to Orlando - there will not be room in my bag for a clock too! HA! Half of the fun is in figuring out how to fix it myself...I will let you know how that goes - ha! LOL!

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  7. Yes! I can SO identify with your closing thoughts! If you don't mind, I'd love to do something similar someday.
    PS - My BF's mother had one of those black cat clocks hanging outside her kitchen.

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    1. You should definitely do one!!! I would love reading it!!!! It is so fun thinking of what came from whom....I think every family used to have one! LOL!!! Have a great night!

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  8. I love the fireplace clock!!!!!
    I hope you can get it working, and share it with us here.
    My dear grandmothers each blessed me with special items.
    My mom's mom gave me her metal lamb cake mold.
    She made a lamb cake with coconut on it every Easter!
    My other Grammy gave me some beautiful embroidered pillowcase she made.
    Thank you for the lovely memories today. : )

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    1. I love the fireplace too Billie Jo!! I can;t wait to try to get it working! What wonderful gifts from your Grandmothers!! I would love to see both of those items...do I see an post coming up in Easter using the lamb pan?!?! hee...hee! I would love it!! It is so comforting to think about Grandparents!

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  9. I don't have many things that belonged to older relatives. These are all wonderful treasures. That fireplace clock is fascinating

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    1. I agree Ann - they are total treasures! I only have them because I helped my mother clean out er mothers house...my mother would have tossed them no doubt - HA! Have a great day!

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  10. I love the clock face with the cat. My grandmother had a similar bedside lamp. I've never seen a clock with a fireplace before. It must be quite rare.

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    1. Sadly it is not rare...lol! But I still love it! Tons of them were made and sold very cheaply in the 50's. I am hoping I can get it running again though! Have a great day!

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  11. I don't have many things from either granny. I just like collecting apparently.

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    1. LOL Jennifer! Collecting is still awesome! Think of it this way - You will have a lot of things to pass on to your younger relatives! HA! Have a great day!

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  12. I have the bible I told you about before. But I also have a wooden Noah Ark that was my grandfather's. His fatehr carved all the little animals and made the ark. It is crude and rough and I adore it! I also have their clock, a staely thing, that doesn't work, but is lovely. I have a little china figurine of a woman turn of the century in an old fashioned bathing suit. I remember that being in grandma's bathroom with her beautiful CHristmas Cactus. I only have a few things. My sister took most of it. It's okay. Gram gave me her diamond engagement ring and that I use as my own.

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    1. You have some wonderful things...that is so nice! I especially love the bible and that ark and the animals is amazing! How wonderful to have something he HAND CARVED!!!!! Have you ever tried to fix the clock - there is so much info on the internet now! I got my kit-cat clock working again last night...I will post about it asap. Have a great day!

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  13. I love the fireplace clock. I've not seen one like it before. Is it possible the round thing on the chain is a snuff box of some kind? That kind of thing bugs me....I'll be looking around to see if I can find something like it just so we know. I have so much stuff from family. My mom's family gets rid of nothing...and my dad's family held their own.

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    1. LOL Stacy! I have no idea what a snuff box is...lol! I will be looking it up asap. Thanks for researching it! Hugs

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  14. I love the kitchen and fireplace clock. So very cool. I really have nothing from my family (way too long of a depressing story) but hopefully I can leave my kids with something.

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    1. Aw...I am sorry for whatever the depressing history is...but yes, you can leave wonderful memories for your children! Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Tamar! I love them all so very much! Have a great day!

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  16. Such fun stuff. I love looking through antiques & well-loved favorites! We had a siamese cat too, and she was just beautiful! :) Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Thanks Britt! I love that I have them! They mean so much to me! Have a fantastic week!

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  17. This is so me! I adore things from my family and antiques of any nature!

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    1. That is wonderful Jessi! Me too! It just gives me joy to be able to look around my home and see family that I love! HUGS!!! Have a great night!

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  18. That compact could have also had perfume in it, it is lovely. I have a dresser set from the 40's, it came from an antiques fair,we have a few items, I have an aunt who had an old sewing machine.

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  19. What a great way to remember your family. I would be so interested in what the little case is for.

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