Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I Went Treasure Hunting

Kelli at There is no place like home is hosting Show & Tell. Please stop over there and visit her wonderful blog.

I made a trip to FL at Christmas time to see my mother. She had a cedar chest that she recently inherited from her sister. I wanted to be sure to get some pics of things that were inside of it.

The first treasure I found was a Bible dated pre-Civil War. It is in very good shape, considering it's age. The print is very legible and readable.


This page has some one's own handwriting and is very clear.

This just shows that the print throughout the book is still readable.

This is another Bible that belonged to my Dad's mother. I could find no date anywhere in this Bible. It has family history it in and may have been given to her on her marriage.


This is one of the many quilts that my late grandmother made. My mother has two other ones made by her. Someday they will belong to me and my sister.

Thanks for taking a look at my show & tell. Have a happy week!

28 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh be still my heart...a bible, dated before the civil war. Wow....I can't contain my enthusiasm. What a keepsake.

My show n tell is finally posted. It's not much this week, but it's something. LOL

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What wonderful treasures! And the Bible that has writing in it, is amazing! I often write in my Bible as well never thinking that maybe years from now some relative of mine will read it! Thanks for sharing!!!

Kristen said...

What a treasure. I hope they get passed on to future generations, not only for their worth as antiques, but also for all of the family information recorded in them.

Heather said...

wonderful treasures you have!

Smilingsal said...

That Bible is a REAL Treasure! Thank you for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Day.

Shelia said...

How wonderful finding the Bible! It's in such good shape for it's age! Lovely quilt too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Belinda said...

Oh, what fun to get to go through a chest full of treasures! The pre-civil war Bible is amazing...how special to have that in your collection! :-)

Janet, said...

That's great. I love the quilt. I have my grandmother's bible, it is very beat up and the cover is missing, but I treasure it. It is dated in the 1890s.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I have made many quilts that will go to my adult daughters and grandchildren. I have also made special ones they wanted just for them. I did not receive "heirlooms" from my family, as I never really knew them. So I was adamant that my daughters wouldn't have to say the same!
Brenda

ceekay said...

Love those Bibles Rose. That quilt is lovely also. I would be putting that Civil War Bible on a stand in your office - SOMEDAY!!

Irma said...

Wow, what a wonderful things to find such an old Bible! A true treasure!
And I love the quilt as well!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW~ That is an amazing find and so beautiful.

I'm so happy everyone liked the pie. That's great!

Have a wonderful weekend.
~Melissa :)

Nanna K said...

What beautiful treasures! The bibles are in amazing condition and the quilts are just precious. How wonderful, thanks for sharing.
Have a great week

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What special treasures! That bible with the handwriting is wonderful! So is the handmade quilt!

Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Katherine

Lisa said...

What special heirlooms you have shared. The quilt is lovely and the bible is amazing.

Lisa Ann said...

Oh wow! What a treasure to have. Thanks for sharing it.

Karen Sherrill said...

What a find!!! I love old books with writing in them... History is very romantic, don't you think?! The quilt is very lovely...very vintage ;o).

Karen

Maria, Patchwork Mill said...

What a wonderful quilt you have! How nice you have a treasure from your grandmother.
I am the first quilter in my family, so I have to make my grandchildren's treasures!
:)
Maria

Dawn said...

What a fantastic treasure! What a blessing!

Linda C said...

What an amazing find--such an old Bible!

Your grandmother's quilt is a treasure also.

Thanks for sharing them with us:)

Linda C

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

What a beautiful, beautiful quilt.

Lisa said...

What neat treasures you found! Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

Wow, an old Bible is always a treasure...but how incredible to find that it is before the Civil War!

Pink Slippers said...

All I can say is--WOW! Amazing and very nice!

char72 said...

What wonderful treasures. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Charlotte

Shannon said...

Wow. I love finding old treasures like this! Those Bibles are great and that quilt is beautiful! How special.

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

*What a HEARTWARMING "show n' tell"~~~ Personally, I think it should be RENAMED "SHOW, TELL n' SHARE" because the sharing is soooo much fun for all of us! Wow, are you lucky! I almost got goose bumps at those treasure~~~ the sentimentality alone just warms the heart!!!! Thank you! Warmly, Linda

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

What a great idea. I lover how generations and generations kept the history alive with writing down the special events. I never thought about using the family Bibles for show and Tell. I'm going to run upstairs and see how far back ours go, I know they were at least from my great great grandparents.