Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Memories In Objects Around The Home

Isn't it funny how  certain objects in our homes evoke memories of the person who gave them to us?

Just yesterday, I once again retrieved a beautifully painted plate from the pantry to display in a holder .

A sister-in-law who I hardly know painted it and gave it to me once when she was visiting in the United States.

She did such a beautiful job painting the plate.

I've kept it for more than 25 years.

My sister-in-law lives in Brazil and was married to my husband's brother. She's a native Brazilian.

My brother-in-law died from cancer a few years ago.

 Every time I see the hand-painted plate with the sweet yellow roses, I think of my sister-in-law.

How sad it must be to lose one's spouse.

How hard it must be to go on without him.
My heart aches for her.

When I see the plate she made and gave to me, I think of her with warmth and fondness, often whispering a prayer for her peace, happiness, and well being.



Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That is a pretty plate. Nice that you have the gift to remind you of her. I have tons and tons and tons of stuff around here that remind me of someone, or something. :) Hope your day is great. Tammy

Terri Tiffany said...

There are certain items I won't ever part with because of the memories they evoke. I love that about things I have. The plate is beautiful!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful plate and memories of your sister in law. I do have so many gifts that remind me of friends and family. It feels like a hug from them when I look at these objects.

Linda O'Connell said...

That painting is awesome.

diane.stetson said...

Oh yes, yes, things do remind me of the ones who gifted me with the wonderful objects displayed in my home. I have a painting from Kiev, a plate from India, a lovely scarf from Spain, linen placemats from Ireland...things that are precious to me as the people who gave them to me traveled there and thought of ME..
I love your painted plate.

Rebecca said...

Oh, my goodness, Susan! That plate is SO beautiful - I don't recall seeing one is such beautifully muted colors!

I DO have several things that remind me of significant people in my life--for instance, a recipe box that my grandfather fashioned for me after I saw one too expensive for me to afford as a young married woman....

Chatty Crone said...

You see what I mean that your blog looks like a fresh painting every single day.

That plate is gorgeous. What talent to be able to do that. I am sorry to hear about his death - it must be hard.

I do have many of my mothers things in my home and I think about her all the time.

Love, sandie

Bookie said...

What a lovely plate! Yes, everything around here is a memento of someone or some place. I have a tiny oil can in my book case...the one Daddy always used to oil my bike from kindergarten on to college!

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