I don't know why I have these rusty old nails.
I collected them from a dilapitated old house and put them in this dish.
Hand forged a hundred years ago, long before galvanized nails
were mass produced.
I call this my golf ball dish.
This is another interesting button. It says Art Gallery and has the
image of a building but I don't know where it is. It is silver on
a tortoise shell colour.
This is the back of the button. The black knob is raised as though
it should be pushed through a hole. Again, I don't know what it
would have been on. They are both unique and were in an old
covered dish from my Grammie's along with loose pearls from old
necklaces that came unstrung and a few lost buttons.
This is very beautiful bead work on velvet strips. They are attached to brass
clasps but I have no idea what they were for.
They were saved in this beautiful laquer painted box that is an antique from the 1800's.
The inside of the box is bright red.
It has the initials LAW for my grandmother's name, an address in Halifax N.S.
and the date Sept. 1884 scratched in the bottom.
Little treasures saved for the questioning minds of future
generations wondering of their importance that they should be kept.
I can only imagine what my own kids will wonder when I'm 'gone' and they
find the golf ball dish of rusty nails in a cupboard! "What did she
ever save these for?"
Have a super weekend!