Prairie Blue


...............at my front door spinning...................just some simple thoughts & happenings of an ordinary woman.....

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cora's work......

just a couple of pieces from Grandmother Cora's work............................this is the family register i mentioned in the previous post.......................it was rolled up.......tied ......with these pieces inside...........my framer was delighted and loved the challenge of putting the pieces together........ these pictures are horrible......but i did want to share the best i could........this being the center of the picture....................................the few names on here a barely legible......................



i love the calligraphy.......................and the painted flowers that frame the whole picture......





what a wonderfully talented lady she was.............................







this is the original wedding certificate of my Great Grandparents ................ we have had it digitally copied with the names taken out and used it for our daughters when they married .... and a couple of cousins as well .......................... we filled in their information and now they have a piece of our heritage ........................................... notice where the discoloration is ....... that was from the crack in the glass in it's original frame .......... my aunt jean, knew i loved this ........ had it reframed, and brought it to me at a craft show, when i was set up years ago ....................... i still remember the feeling of opening it in front of alot of customers, and bursting into tears ........ love you aunt jean ......... thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of heritage with me .....




well ................................................. you certainly know ............................... i am blessed !










6 comments:

Courtney said...

What a treasure. Those old documents are so special. They are pure art in a world of technology. How lovely for your family to have them.
Blessings,
Courtney

annie said...

Just wonderful!

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

How wonderful to have those precious heirlooms and of your Great Grandmother's artwork !

Blessed indeed !

Thank you for sharing with us !

Hugs,
Linda

jennifer768 said...

How awesome to have such great family treasures!Blessings,Jen

TheCrankyCrow said...

Cora was, truly, a remarkable woman...I feel like she would have been a kindred spirit - her artwork is amazing. And what treasures you have....I know you know you are blessed - but, wow...this is truly amazing. Thank you for sharing this with us. If I had even a corner of one of those pieces of paper from our family, I'd hold it dear to me....Blessings ~ Robin

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Denise
Simply breathtaking family memories~ thanks for sharing~ the photos are wonderful~ your Grandma was so talented~ beautiufl work~
smiles
Teresa