Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Lost, then found ...


Recently, I have been going through old boxes that had been put in the spare room and forgotten about. I found a pile of photographs that belonged to my Nan, and a smaller box of jewellery. I was so happy to find pictures of my grandad. He had passed away before meeting any of his grandchildren, and there are not a lot of photographs of him. I was delighted, when I found this one of my nan, grandad and my mum at Butlins in Minehead. When I first saw it, I thought it was taken somewhere tropical, but sure enough, it had Butlins scribbled on the back. It's a great photograph of the three, and I plan to purchase a lovely frame for it.

The smaller box contained a variety of costume jewellery and brooches. I can remember my nan always wore fake diamond and emerald rings, and a different beaded necklace everyday. So, whilst I went through my nan's collection of jewellery, I came across these two beauties...

The watch, according to my mum, belonged to my grandad. It is looking a little unloved at the moment, however, I am hoping to get the watch fixed and have a new leather strap put on it. I really want to bring this watch back to life, so I have my very own vintage watch, complete with family ties.


The necklace, below, was once worn by my nan, Olwen. I would not dare to refer to her as 'she', after all, 'who's she? The cat's mother?' (one of Olwen's favourite sayings). Olwen was always so quick with her responses, and her humour was infectious. My nan loved to go dancing and socialising when she was younger. There are many pictures of her dressed up in her party frocks, with a drink in hand. I can imagine Olwen wore this on one of those occasions. This necklace stood out for me, the green stones, and gold detail, made it sparkle amongst all the others ...


I am not sure what to wear with this necklace, but it is ideal for an evening out. It will feel special to wear my nan's necklace, and it is quite the statement piece! Any ideas what I could wear to compliment this?
I hope you have enjoyed reading. Thank you for all the lovely comments on my previous post, I am always so HAPPY when I have a comment to read. I hope you like my new layout. I will explain why I decided to have a change in my next post. xxxx

25 comments:

  1. I love that watch! so beautiful!

    Rose xo

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  2. This is such a lovely post.
    I recently found some photographs of my Grandad when he was a young boy.
    It's amazing to see a time that we have never known.

    Leah @ Peaches and Smoke

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    1. I know, it's crazy seeing photographs of my mum as a little girl Lol x

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  3. Aw, this is such a lovely post! These look so special, and sentimental. The necklace is gorgeous! x

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    1. Thank you,so lovely that you came and visited my blog :-)

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  4. Such pretty jewellery. My grandma unfortunately has passed away, but when she died I inherited all her jewellery. I love looking at all the pieces and its great to pass down the items that someone else once treasured so dearly. I love old jewellery - thinking about the memories, what was happening when the people wore them and what celebrations they have been through. There's more to meets the eye with vintage jewellery.

    xx

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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    1. this so true, it makes it even more special. :-) such a lovely comment

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  5. What a wonderful find, I spent hours recently going through old photos at my mums. Your nans necklace is stunning.

    Lauren
    livinginaboxx
    bloglovin

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  6. Aww, this is so sweet and I loved reading about it! I'm becoming a bit obsessed with vintage family photos lately myself. I love the photo you found!

    xo, Michelle
    Neon Rattail

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    1. Thank you, I know I could spend hours going to through them x

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  7. OMG these are such treasure,my pure so lucky! I love seeing old pictures of my family but sadly there are hardly any left. :( xx

    www.ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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    1. aw that's such a shame, treasure the ones you have, I'm sure you do! x

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  8. I love looking through old treasures :) So cute!
    I've just tagged you in my most recent post if you wanna check it out! x
    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks Jessie :-) can't wait to do it

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  9. Love this post, it's always great when you find something form your past, I love to find out about my family history. The "Who's she" saying makes me chuckle as my mum can't say it to me because she is Cat's mother :D

    OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

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  10. What a lovely post! made me all sentimental and now I want to visit my gran and look at photos

    xx

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    1. you should, was so nice going through them x

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  11. I was going through the attic the other day and I found SO many photos and things I'd forgotten I even owned! Love this post X

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  12. In loveee the leaf necklace xx

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  13. This post is so lovely. I love going through my nanas jewellery and photos. My mam has a pile she brings out every so often to embarress us. My favourite is my grandparents at their eldest daughter's christening, my gran has a beehive!

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