Monday, January 11, 2010

A LITTLE DESK FILLED WITH MEMORIES




The amazing Barb at Grits and Glamour had a fabulous idea. She's hosting Tabletop Tuesday each week, so this week, I am joining the first Tabletop Tuesday.


























I have wonderful memories of Daddy holding that seashell to my ear to listen to the ocean.














I'm amazed at all of the ladies in Blogville who put together such wonderful vignettes. Be sure you go to Grits and Glamour for links to all of the tabletop vignettes today. Thank you, Barb, for hosting this fun event. Thanks so much to each of you who stopped by to see the memories I keep on my little desk. laurie

29 comments:

Mellodee said...

Its a lovely vignette, so many special things from your family. Just the kind of thing to make you stop and have a memory!

The Muse said...

...memories...forever suspended in time...

treasures...which will bring smiles...and warm hearts!

Your home is lovely :)

vignette design said...

Laurie, I love how you broke it all down and shared each special object d'art and it's particular memory. Your photos are wonderful! --Delores

Cathy said...

Oh Laurie...a vignette that only you could put together!!! I so love all of the wonderful memories attached to each piece...every home should be filled with such lovely treasures!!!

WONDERFUL!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Love the little surprise in the pencil box...too precious!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Laurie you know I would just think this is awesome my friend...Look at all the priceless goodies you have on that wonderful Antique desk...Love the pocket watch and your sweet mama's paper weights...Oh I just love it all my friend....Thanks for sharing this very special post....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Laurie these kinds of vignettes are my most favorite of all. The stories they tell of fond memories- each item treasured!!

blessings
mary

Sarah said...

Laurie, your desk is filled with wonderful treasures. How special to have so many pieces that spark a memory. Thanks for sharing each in detail. Love seeing more of your home. ~ Sarah

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your desk holds such wonderful treasures! I enjoyed looking at each and every one.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

How lovely! Sharing family is one of the best parts of blogging. I feel the love in your voice.

Charla

artis1111 said...

Great place to sit and think.Love the shell.Kathy

Treasia Stepp said...

Just beautiful Laurie. Family treasures are always the best to me. Very pretty display.

Dixie said...

not only a beautiful vignette, but one filled with treasured memories...

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What precious memories you have displayed in your desk vignette! I love the pencil box filled with crayons. That lets everyone know how you must be such a wonderful grandmother for sharing these items. Looking forward to your Valentine Party. I've already put your button on my side bar and have a few ideas in my mind!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What wonderful stories!!! I am here by way of Glenda of Dab or this and a Dab or that

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! What a beautifully displayed desk full of precious memories. Laurie I love it. Great job! :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, I just love that Laurie! So frozen in time, so charming with the chair with toile, so many wonderful memories for you! Hugs, Cindy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful, Laurie! Your first Bible looks like my first Bible. I received it 55 years ago, this year, when I was 12. Up to then I borrowed the family Bible and had New Testaments.

I still have that Bible. It's yellowed with age. I'm still reading it. Do you remember doing Bible drills, as a child? We did Bible drills at church, usually Sunday evenings. I always borrowed a Bible without a zipper for those drills. Can you guess why? The zipper hindered speediness!:-)

ceekay said...

First of all, I love your desk. I can just imagine sitting there and writing sweet notes.
Your collection of memory pieces are wonderful. I have the watch holder also...

Chari said...

Hello sweet lady...

Laurie, I just adore your beautiful desk...Ohhh and you have it filled with so many sweet memories...that's the best part!!! I just adore that pretty saint statue holding that beautifully engraved shell!!! I remember seeing your shell before...I sooo adore it! Loved seeing all a few of your keepsakes from your mother and father and grandparents! The locket watch and pocket watch are both just gorgeous!!! Oh...and that pencil box...soooo pretty!!! Love that pretty design painted on the top of it! I just giggled when I seen your grandkid's crayons!!! Too cute!!! Well my dear friend, thank you so much for sharing your lovely desk and family treasures with us today!!!

I also went through your last post...love all of your fabulous needlework pillows!!! That bunny pillow is simply adorable!

Just wanted to tell you that I'm really excited about your Valentine's party...sounds like sooo much fun! What a great idea!!! I snagged your cute little Valentine button to put in my sidebar! Hmmm...now I need to start thinking about what to do! Hehe!!!

Have a fabulous day, dearheart!
Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

Cindy J. said...

Oh dear Laurie, I always feel so connected to you. I too, have the same bible, and family treasures are the most beautiful, priceless things I can ever imagine. Put them together with your eye for lovely things and your amazing talent for creating a wonderful home and well, words just fall short.. Love, Cindy

Denise Marie said...

Wow, Laurie...what a fantastic spot. So full of memories and treasures. I can't wait to see your Valentines...I bet you are beaming with glee dreamin' of showing them to us. lol

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hey Laurie! Sorry I haven't been around lately. The computer went to the shop to get cleaned up and whatever else they do! I love the idea of tabletop Tuesday's!! Your desk is so pretty! I love all the sentimental touches you always have! And everything is usable! Not just decorative! You take care in this cold weather! God Bless! Lauralu :)

xinex said...

What a precious vignette, Laurieverything with speical meaning. I also love your boy St. Francis or is it St. Anthony? Who is it?...Christine

mustard seeds said...

What a nice place to reflect on the day. Special.

Miss Janice said...

Laurie, I love your vignette with all your "pretties." I'm taking a break from my blog so that I may just enjoy reading other's! Happy New Year to you!

Michael Lee West said...

This was so much fun, Laurie. I love how each item holds a memory and takes you back to another time. I'm looking forward to your blog party.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Good Morning, Laurie, All of your heirloom treasures are amazing and precious! You have displayed them so nicely! I love the stapler...so neat! And the boy holding the shell is so sweet! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

A desk full of love! Thanks for sharing.

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Lovely writing desk Laurie! And I love that toile covered chair!!