Mother created this by hand (I think it is knitted) back in the 1930s ... each stitch a moment of love as she was a perfect seamstress, crocheter, knitter. It is a beautiful indigo blue, the flash makes it brighter blue ...
... these darling shamrock buttons were typical of Mother ... always adding that special IRISH touch so dear to her heart ...
... aren't they just lovely! Mother left her heart in Ireland when because of the 'conflict' ships weren't allowed to travel the waters in the late 1930s ... she never got to return to her love & fiance Johnny.
I found these buttons in her collection after she passed over to Jesus. I could never part with them. They are still on the original packaging board they were sold on.
This is the necklace that she wore often, I remember it well. Oh, how she sparkled! I do not know if the beads are glass or something else &
one day should probably find out, I just love holding them, remembering how pretty she looked ... the chain is sterling, I know.
One has a small chip on the necklace but it doesn't matter, it is the love & memory that is important ... like life, nothing is perfect. I may have the earrings converted so that I can wear them, at least once in my life.
This cross is from her Mother Maggie Carty Neu, probably from one of G'mas rosaries ... I am having a loop put on it so that I may wear it.
Again, I just love to hold their treasures & remember them both, in deep love.
(Several historical writes this past week are being shared with you, if you have missed them you may wish to read them)