Friday, January 15, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday Thu 14 Jan 10

VINTAGE THINGIES THURSDAY: Great Grandma's watch
It's Thursday and time for Vintage Thingies Thursday hosted by Suzanne over at coloradolady. Check out her blog for more lovely vintage thingies.

My vintage thingie is my great grandmother's watch.


This is the best shot I could get ... but I think it still gives an idea of how pretty and delicate the watch it.

I never met this great grandmother, not because she wasn't alive but because my parents emigrated to Australia when I was very young and she lived in England.

Unfortunately she had already passed when I visited England during the mid 80s but I was so pleased when my great aunt (who's always taken care of her) gave me this watch as a keepsakes ... it's been my most treasured family item ever since.

16 comments:

Postcardy said...

That looks like a pretty watch and a nice family heirloom.

viridian said...

This appears to be the kind of watch that one pins to one's blouse. thanks for sharing.

Maureen said...

What a sweet heirloom to have. Very pretty.

Charlene said...

I love watch "jewelry", this brooch/pin is lovely.

KK said...

I am so glad you were given the watch. It is very pretty. I can imagine how special it is to you.

My Grama's Soul said...

What a Nice treasure you

have there. I, too, have a locket of y grandmother's and it means the world to me.

Thanks for stopping by to say hi. I love meeting new bloggers.

p.s. I was in your country last year, and I loved it. Aussies are very hospitable.

Blessings,

Jo

Coloradolady said...

What a great family treasure. I love vintage watches and you are right, this one is really delicate looking. Happy VTT!

Barbara Jean said...

Susan,
How wonderful you have her watch.
I have so little of my grandparents.

Thanks for coming by.

Blessings

barbara jean

jeanne said...

Hi Susan, thank you for your visit and sweet comment about my quilt.

Your great grandmother's watch is beautiful and a true treasure. How sweet of your Aunt to give it to you. I know what a special gift it is. Lucky you.
Hugs, Jeanne

Deborah said...

I love those vintage watches. You are right, they are delicate and elegant. SO nice of your aunt to gift you with such a splendid gift. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. It is always nice to make new friends.

GardenofDaisies said...

What a treasure! Have you decided who you will pass it to next?

Linda said...

What a beautiul family heirloom...so happy to see that you have it and treasure it! Happy Friday to you!

Blessings,
Linda

Teresa said...

Lucky you to have a piece of your heritage. You can feel connected even though you didn't know her.

Jane said...

You inherited a beautiful family heirloom. What a wonderful treasure to have. Do you have pictures of your great grandmother to display with the watch?
Jane

Pat & Ron Harris said...

How wonderful that you were given the watch. I wish you had had the chance to meet your Grandmother. The watch is beautiful and the story even more so.

Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. I am excited that you are going to make a quilt. I have always wanted to but know I would never finish it. Let me know when you finish it. I would love to see it. Pat.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a pretty little watch and how sweet that you have it now.