Tuesday, September 21, 2010

tuesdays treasures

hello and welcome to another installment of 'Tuesdays Treasures'. as much as i would like to play along with Clare each Tuesday, something always pops up and before i know it Tuesday is but a memory...anyhow this time i am showing some items of clothing that hold sentimental value to me.
is it just me or when it comes to fine details of events does your memory fail? i am not sure if what i think is accurate but i believe that this little item of clothing was made by my mother out of her wedding dress...not sure if i wore it or whether it was intended for a doll or teddy. in my memory i believe some friend of the family gave it to me when i was in my late teens and told me that my mother had made it, they had kept it to give to me...sounds silly but that is my memory. (if any of my family read this, not many do, maybe they could tell me the truth)
the second item of clothing is much clearer to me.
this is the slip that my gorgeous grandmother wore (maternal) every day of her life, well maybe not everyday of her life, but to me it seems like it. when i look at it i am transported back in time to her little room at the nursing home. i spent many an hour making her cups of tea eating biscuits with her and laying on her bed while she sang or stroked my hair. i would sit in the old arm chair and read the readers digest and listen to her complaints about this and that. the strap on this slip would always hang down her arm and i would pop it back into place. i loved walking around the nursing home, past the dining hall, the entrance and the infirmary (which always scared me). i know it seems strange to keep them, but to me they are a piece of my history, even if i don't remember it all that well.
i like to think i was a good granddaughter, others may have different memories to me, perhaps there were times when i didn't want to visit but when i was in university i would drive myself out and take her some panadol and some tasty treat.
it was fun showing the girls and telling them how ladies always wore a slip under their dresses for fear of revealing too much flesh. boy, gone are THOSE days!
thanks for reading along, head here to see others treasures.
xxrosey

11 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

How beautiful ! I think it's really lovely that you still have those things and such memories of your grandmother . Thanks so much for showing us and playing along .

Melody said...

What lovely things to have and to treasure.

Julia said...

What a beautiful post. The part about your grandmother being in the nursing home really hit home, as my mom is in a nursing home now. I wish her mind was good enough for her to know I'm there and to enjoy my visits. I still wear a slip with most dresses. I love slips.

Liz said...

I loved reading this. Must admit it did bring a tear to my eye, as I loved my nan and I enjoyed the tea and laying on bed with her. Your treasures are so special.

Kerryanne English said...

My nana always wore a slip and her straps would fall down her arm too. LOL
What sweet memories Rosie. Gone are those days when women were ladies.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

BubzRugz said...

What lovely memories....
Hugz

Janice said...

What a treasure, both the slip and the memories.

babalisme said...

oh, to think about the idea cutting your own wedding dress and make something out of it! Craftiness is hereditary, I assume. I always thought the reason grown ups wore slip dress was because when you put it on it goes "sslllliiiiip" and you're done. ^_^ it was also usually made of silky material which tended to make me thought that way.

fairchildstreet said...

Thank you for sharing. I have own 2 slips (back and flesh) which are required for a couple of dresses. I must admit they do feel nice when I wear them. Thanks for popping by Charmaine

soggibottom said...

Rosie, I have loved reading about your treasures.
I see your real treasure on here too. Ah bless her, she gets more beautiful every time we see her.
My nana would never go out without her earrings in, hat on or her gloves. :-) x x x

Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

Very moving <3