July 5

What I Know Now – Part 3

Posted by lori . 10 Comments


Here’s what I’m doing on Thursdays during June and July…I’ll pick three items; the first week, I’ll tell you what I know and the next week, I’ll tell you what more I find out.  I’m doing this in order to motivate myself to record the information and stories behind my heirlooms and special things.  Here are my three items for this week:

Green Bottle

My mom gave this to me.  It belonged to her father’s brother (her uncle).


Oil Painting


Oil Painting Details

This hung in the hallway of the home I grew up in.  I’m sure my mom told me a little about it when she gave it to me, but I don’t remember.  I had it stored away and just recently hung it up.



Chair Label

My mom gave me this chair.  I assume it is a “family” piece, but I don’t know anything about it.  It has a label on the bottom, “Holland Chair Company, Holland, Mich.”


February 16, 2000 – July 1, 2012

On a sad note…My friend, Kat’s kitty Oz has gone over the Bridge.  If you have a chance, please visit her blog (Dog Gone Right) and read her loving tribute to her little boy.  In addition to his human family, Oz leaves behind a kitty sister, Willow, and a greyhound sister, Gwyn.

Daily Inspiration

Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.

William Shakespeare 

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10 Responses to " What I Know Now – Part 3"

  • I love glass bottles. I collect blue ones. Or rather used to, since I’m not allowed to buy any more! 😉 can’t wait to find out more about your goodies.

  • houndstooth says:

    I can’t wait to hear what you learned about this week’s treasures!

    I’m also very sorry to hear about Oz. They’re just not with us long enough. Your quote is perfect!

  • I love that green bottle! I started collecting old green glass a while ago.
    Sorry very said about Oz. I left a comment
    Nola’s Mom

  • Sue says:

    I love the chair.

    So sad for your friend. We love our fur babies so much.

  • KC says:

    They all look interesting! Wonder what else you will find out about them.
    So sorry to hear about Oz, he looked a handsome boy.

  • Ooooh, I love your chair. I really like old things. The oil painting has some nice detail with the mother and little girl.
    So sorry to hear about Oz, I will visit your friend to pass on my condolences.
    Lynne x

  • Bassetmomma says:

    Awesome pieces. I love the chair! Sorry to hear about your friends cat. I will stop by and offer our condolences.

  • Kat says:

    Lori: Thanks for your sweet comments about Oz & thanks to all your blogging buddies who’ve stopped by and commented. Yes, Houndstooth, that quote is perfect (I’m “borrowing” it Lori!)! And yes, they are with us far too short a time…but I wouldn’t have missed a minute of it. One of my upcoming projects…once I’ve finished ditching some of the vast clutter that’s holding me back (did I mention I’m a hoarder?) is to scan some of Oz & Willow’s baby pictures and share some of my favorite stories of my sweet boy. I’m a story-teller at heart…my tribute to my beloved furbabies has always been to try to share their stories.

    On a lighter note..I’ve been catching up on your older posts that I missed the first go-round in the crazy days of late & have decided that Gwyn & Casper are like two peas in a pod. Not only do they share some similarities of coloring but they’re close in age…wasn’t yesterday Casper’s birthday??? Gwyn’s is 9/22/08. Also, I got tickled reading about how Casper zooms around after a bath…Gwyn does too! I gave her a bath yesterday in a wonderful oatmeal shampoo from the vet as she’s been very itchy lately and I think it’s just dry skin from the a/c on all the time. Anyway, she looks so pitiful when you have to almost drag her into the bathroom and just hangs her head there in the tub…but when she comes out, watch out!

    • lori says:

      I’ll love to read your stories!

      Maybe that’s why I love to read about Gwyn…I see the Casper in her! And “yes,” Casper’s birthday was Saturday, July 7. I’m posting about him on Tuesday, July 10.

  • Kat says:

    P.S. *Love* the picture of Casper under (in?) the curtain!

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