Sentimental (MOC7 Day 20 Storyteller)

Sentimental (MOC7 Day 20 Storyteller)
cfile, Jan 20, 2019
MOC7 Day 20 Storytelling

Journaling 272 words:

"This dresser has a rich history that I was not aware of as I was growing up. It is just a piece of furniture, but it is now a family "heirloom", as is a lot of things in my home now. It isn't worth much, and maybe some would discard or even "re-finish" it, but to me, with all its dents and quirks, it is adored just the way it is. The dresser actually was my Mother's dresser as a child. We had it in our finished basement in our home in Deer Park as I grew up. I always used it for my dolls, and I would have their clothes stored in it. When my parents sold the house and moved to Florida, it was a treasured piece that my parents placed in their entry way. It was a lovely little piece of furniture that they kept the treasured "Hurricane Lamp" on. When Dad passed away and we were packing up the house to sell, it was one of the pieces of furniture that became mine. It is such a treasure to me as it has been with me my entire life. I now have it in my "foyer" and I keep a few other heirlooms from our family placed on top. It has lots of "dings" and marks on it, but it is perfect just the way it is. I cherish the joy, love and memories that I feel when I look at it every day as I go up and down my stairs... it is a part of me, my life, and a treasured family heirloom in our home. "

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Designs by Soco |BeYouTiful - Kit (woodtag)
Lynne-Marie | M3 Jan19 Add-on: Genuine-FirmFoundations12 (paper01)
Lynne-Marie | M3 Jan19 Sincere/Trust/Friendship Main (paper05c)
Rachel Jefferies |M3 Jan19 Sincere/Trust/Friendship -elements (scatterb, stamp, stitching, tagb)
Rachel Jeffries | M3 Jan19 Add on (mmpaperie04)
Sara Gleason | Artifacts (flower cream, leaf, stamp: file under, stamp: fills my heart, stamp: mark it, stamp: memories, stamp: Sentimental, staple, trinket key)
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    • Eyeore
      Greta mix of kits, love the dimensional photo with it's stamp and staples, that Artifacts is beautiful. Great story telling, I love the way time and us getting older adds value and story to ordinary objects, if we don't say why something should be treasured, will it be valued?
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    • *gina*
      fantastic page - love your story - great work
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    • cfile
      @Eyeore Stefanie I couldn't agree with you more. I will be handing these items down to my nephew dwn the road, but it won't have the same meaning to him, as I grew up with these things in our home as for example the "Hurricane Lamp" was from my Mother's grandmother. I have that lamp as it was in my house as a child and my father gave that to me here. It belonged to my Great Grandmother.. even this little dresser, it belonged to my nephew's grandmother, (my Mom) but she passed away 2 years before he was born, so there is no value there.. no linking that he can "feel" so after I am gone whatever happens to it, happens, but for now I still have that history and feeling :)
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    • kirstiegai
      love how you included the blended photo too
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    • LoveItScrapIt
      I love your blending here Christa. Amazingly well done and I love the story and shadow on the smaller photo
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    • jesskab
      Ooh, the photo enhancement you did for the background is wonderful! Such a treasure to have a piece of furniture with character & a story. Thank you so much for joining the storyteller challenge!
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