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Monday, April 27, 2009

Blue Monday/ Jewelry Box

I haven't been online much lately due to having to use an excruciatingly slow computer! But I had some pics downloaded from a while ago so am able to put up a Blue Monday post. Be sure to come back on Thursday for Tablescape Thursday, because, boy oh boy, do I have a treat for you! Not just one tablescape, but several, one more awesome and creative than the next! I was lucky enough to go to an event where they had several wonderfully decorated theme tables. Anyhow, on to Blue Monday!

My brother lives in our childhood home, and it still contains a great deal of my late parents' possessions. A few months ago, he gave me my mother's old jewelry box. It's beat up and water stained, but I just love it! It's still full of some of her jewelry, and some of mine is in there too.

See the pretty blue satiny lining?

Here is the whole box. I had a heck of a time untangling a mess of those necklaces!

Here is one of her very unique necklaces. She ordered a lot of jewelry from the Shopping International catalog. I wish they still had that catalog. My mom and I just loved it! I think this might have been from India. I am trying to figure out an outfit to wear with this pretty necklace.

I just had to show you this necklace too. I think she actually bought this one at a museum in Detroit after we went there together to view a special African art exhibit. She used to wear this to work (as an elementary school art teacher) until someone pointed out that this was a little boy figure, and that they could tell because it showed his little symbolic bits and pieces! It just cracks me up that she wore this!

I sure do miss my Mom. She has been gone for almost 27 years now. It makes me so happy to have her jewelry box finally!

To find links to more pretty blue posts, visit the other Blue Monday participants at Smiling Sally's blog.


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

petty blues! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Unknown said...

What great memories!
I am hosting 13 giveaways this week. I hope you'll stop by.

Justine said...

It's a great treasure of your mom's to have, especially because her jewelry was still in it!

Justine :o )

Becky K. said...

Happy memories.

Very wonderful post.

Knitty said...

I am happy for you, that you have your mom's jewelry box, jewelry and most important, those wonderful memories.

SmilingSally said...

I used to have a jewelry box exactly like that one. I have my mom's jewelry too. I'd wear that spectacular necklace with a solid color, high necked shirt. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

bj said...

The jewelry box is is almost like one I have that belonged to my mother. That little boy necklace just cracked me up!! :O)
I'm an old woman now and I still miss my mom, too...She passed away 21 years ago and I miss her just as much right now as when she went HOME.
xo bj

Barb said...

Hi Kady, love your jewelry box. Sweet post!

Happy Blue Monday.


Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Such wonderful and true treasures of the heart.

B. J. Brooks said...

Hi Kady, love your website and the beautiful jewelry box.

I have some of my mom's old jewelry and still love the styles. I have one heart shaped locket with her and my dad's picture inside.

And recently and ex mother- in-law mailed my daughter a bracelet I had given her for Christmas with two charms for my children, with their birthdays engraved on the back. Such a treasure over 40 years old.

B.J. Brooks

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Kady,
What a wonderful treasure! Thanks for sharing it and Happy Blue Monday.


ellen b said...

Oh how very sweet to finally have your mom's jewelery box!! It must be wonderful to remember her wearing some of these jewels...

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Kady...what a wonderful treasure you have there my friend...the little boy necklace just cracked me up..thanks for sharing this special gift with us...May you have a great week my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful memories in a treasure chest. Its funny about teachers wearing wonderful jewelry..I remember so many of mine with those great (now vintage)brooches.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

What a lovely BLUE keepsake!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

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jeanne said...

Hello Kady, I understand why your mom's jewelry box is a treasure to you. The necklace on the box is gorgeous. and the symbolic necklace is cute too. I love your story about it.


Blondie's Journal said...


You are so lucky to have a treasured jewelry box like that. And it is so pretty!

Happy Blue Monday! :-D


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

It always surprises me how some little something can trigger so man memories. How wonderful that you now have your mother's jewelry box and jewelry that you remember her ordering and wearing. The neclace with the little boy parts is so funny! laurie

xinex said...

What a precious box and beautiful jewlery in it. The sentimental value is the best!...Christine