I've missed the last two weeks for Tuesdays Treasures....the first week because I had no internet service and last week because I simply wasn't home all day!!! But this week I am back with another treasure to share.
These beautiful cameo earrings were my mothers and she gave them to me quite a few years back now. I knew they were given to her by her father (my Grandfather) but that is all I knew. The beauty of doing these posts every Tuesday is that I am finding out more about my treasures as well. I emailed my Mum to find out more about them and I learned that these earrings and the little guitar brooch that I showed HERE in an earlier post, were the only 2 things her Dad gave her. The brooch was given to my mum, from her father, who left the family of 9 children, when she was 7 years of age. Mum searched for him as an adult, & found him when she was 32 years of age, this is when he gave her the earrings. She had a beautiful relationship with him, but only for 11 months, when he suddenly died of a heart attack. So this means I have the first and last treasures that he ever gave her. I just love them, but they make me a little sad too.
My mum and I went on a holiday together at South Mole Island years back and just before we went over to the Island, we visited my Grandfather who lived close by. A few days later, whilst still on holiday, my Mum received the phone call that he had passed away. I have a lovely photo of the two of them just before he died and I am so glad that we got the chance to see him when we did.
Well I am off to Clares to see more Tuesdays Treasures.
Hope you're enjoying today!