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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Heirloom party!



Marie @ Emma Calls Me Mama is have an heirloom party!! If you have a cherished heirloom in your family, handed down through the generations, we would love to see it!

This feels like show and tell-my favorite memory of elementary school days.

These two brass candlesticks were handed down, to me, from my mother's, mother's mother. IN other words, my great-grandmother on my mothers side. We called her Bubby ( common name for Jewish grandmother). Although, she died when I was very young so a never really knew her.

As the story goes, told by my mom, Bubby brought these over from the old country (Russia). I picture her clutching these tightly as she crossed the cold ocean on "the boat" (I don't know how accurate I am with my image, but it sounds good:) The brand name is engraved on the inside bottom, "FRAGE N PLAQUE". These candlesticks are in need of a good polishing.

I display the candlesticks year round in the family room and put them on the dining room table when I host the Passover Sedar.

I did a sketch of one of the candlesticks a while ago. I sketched it in pencil and then decided to finish it in colored pencil.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my heirloom. I don't have many other heirlooms to speak of so this one is pretty special.

21 comments:

Kate Starr said...

Love candlesticks and these are beautiful. Polish would be nice, but I think they have a certain character to them as is!

Jennifer Froh said...

What beautiful candlesticks... and WOW, your sketch is amazing!!!

katillacshack.com said...

Love both--real and drawing!! Such a lovely hand you have--sketch is great!

Thanks for sharing!

Stop by...

Kathie @ my net finds said...

they're lovely!

blushing rose said...

How lovely a story ... I can picture them clutched closely to the heart also. Your sketches are gorgeous, talented one you are. TTFN ~Marydon

Sares said...

What a special heirloom! Something so pretty that traveled from so far. I kinda like their patina too, it gives them character and saves you having to polish! Have a loveleigh evening and thanks for sharing.

Sares @
Loveleigh Treasures

Marie said...

Hello Cindy - thank you for joining the party! These candle sticks are fabulous! So ornate and cool looking. And how neat that you display them for Passover. I am always amazed at your drawing, you know that. But the sketches you've done of these candle sticks are a perfect reflection of the actual pieces! You captured every detail. Wow.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Rita said...

Sei una brava artista Cindy= You are a great artist. Thank you for visiting Mammabellarte Buona Notte

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

The candlesticks are beautiful... as is your sketch! What a neat story!
~Amy

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

what magnificent candlesticks..your drawing is amazing too, what talent!!

Claudia said...

I love the story about the candlesticks coming over from Russia. What images that conjures up! They are beautiful, as is your sketch! I've so enjoyed visiting you!

Kdottie Designs said...

I love the detail on the candlesticks...simply beautiful. Polishing is overrated in my book. Your sketches are amazing.

Rue said...

I'd say that they are incredibly special! I can't imagine bringing them all the way from Russia. I like your image of her clutching them ;)

The pencil drawing is amazing!

rue

Olive Rue said...

I'm not in the party, but wanted to stop by and see what cha have. Love your sketch!

Tricia Anne said...

What special candlesticks and so beautifully captured in your art!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Frugal Fine Living said...

Wow ... those candlesticks are gorgeous! They're just as pretty in your wonderful sketch!

Jane

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

The detail on those candlesticks is beautiful! The drawings are wonderful too. You have a great talent.

Caleen said...

The candlesticks have a special history.. They are beautiful. I love your sketch.. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend.

Heather said...

Those are beautiful! I love heirlooms! I don't have many either. But it makes them so special that way.

And I just wanted to let you know I got the chalkboard yesterday and we LOVE it!! It's great! And the chalk box is ADORABLE!!! Thanks again!

Kim said...

I am enjoying seeing everyone's heirlooms. Love your candlesticks. And your sketch is fabulous!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Happy Heirloom Party! I am running late for the party but I am so glad to be here now. I love your party post. So sweet! Your story is amazing and the sticks are gorgeous. Have a wonderful week. ~ Lynn