Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesdays Treasures


Todays treasure is something my Dad made for me, many years ago. It's my little wooden apple basket. The stickers have turned yellow from age, but that's the only give away that the basket is so old.
My Dad is very clever with his hands and has always made things. I think he could just about make anything if you asked him to. The basket is perfectly made.
He also made these 2 shelves. I have one in my bedroom and one in the kitchen. They must be getting on in age too, as I seem to remember them being in my house forever.
The best thing he's ever made though, (in my opinion), is the wonderful cubby house he made for my sister and I for Christmas, 1970.
Excuse the bad photo, but I had to scan the picture from my art journal. You can see my sister and I in our Sunday best clothes, standing in front of our gorgeous cubby house. Dad painted lots of characters around the house, including Donald Duck, Snow White (and all the dwarfs), Fred and Barney, Huckleberry Hound, Daffy Duck... the house was covered in his art work. I remember the roof was painted with fake shingles and bright red. Inside there were shelves on the walls, and we even had proper windows with lovely lacey curtains that Mum had made.
Oh I loved that cubby!
Nice to take a trip down Memory Lane this week... thanks to Melody hosting Tuesdays Treasures, once again. I'm off to see who else is sharing today.....

19 comments:

shez said...

Teresa what a clever man your dad is and i love the cubby house

Mistea said...

What wonderful treasures items made by your very clever dad.
Enjoy

marina said...

what lovely treasures made by your dad!
I love the cubby. You and your sister look so cute. He must be very talented to have painted all those characters with such attention to detail.
Beautiful memories.

BubzRugz said...

Such special treasures and special memories.... we both featured our dads today!! both of them amazing in different ways...
Hugz

Sheila said...

A very special post Teresa , your Dad is a talented man and I love the cubby house , wow that must have been so much fun .

Melody said...

How wonderful, I would have loved that cubby as a little girl.

dogsmom said...

You father was a very talented man. His spirit will live on in the treasures he has created.

How lucky were you to have your own house to play in!

chrisartist said...

Beautiful gifts from Dad.
Your very lucky.
Love the cubby house.
Chrs

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What wonderful gifts you have that your Dad made Teresa....gee I remember wearing the gloves to Sunday School....LOL.....great post..

rosie said...

What a clever man.. what was his profession Teresa? So lovely that you have honoured him in this way..

Merilyn said...

What lovely treasures to have Teresa! Sounds like my Dad, he could his hand to anything too! Great little cubby!!!

Bev C said...

Hello Teresa,

Wow I love your cubby house with all the Disney characters. Wonderful treasures made by your Dad.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh I love your cubby house...I so wanted one. Your Dad is one clever guy..I love your shelves and your apple basket is just priceless. How wonderful to have his craftmanship still a part of your life...Very special!

Marg H said...

Lovely memories. Your Dad was very talented! I always wanted a cubby house - but my Dad isn't skilled in these ways. Oh, well! I'll just admire yours. We made cubby houses out of all sorts of materials - thinking about it brings back lots of great memories of days spent wondering around the farm planning and working together with my three brothers. Long time ago.

Dianne said...

Your Dad is very clever with his hands. The shelving is so beautiful, as is the basket. The cubby house is divine and I'll bet it was the envy of all the kids in the neighbourhood.

Mum said...

Wow you have stirred up memories I had forgottten the Apple Basket, what happened to the cubby, & I loved making those dresses for you girls, the pattern was from the movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" did you know that. Love you Mum

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Beautiful treasures! Love that cubby, Tracey

judy said...

I had a dad that used to make me all sorts of things and he was always there for me.I remember a very happy childhood.I miss him very much.

Manoly said...

Tu trabajo está precioso pero la casita de madera me ha encantado!!!seguro que allí pasásteis muy buenos ratos las dos jugando. Saludos