Friday, January 22, 2016

A Wonderful Hidden Treasure

Today I wanted to share with you something I treasure very much.
When we were moving Mom's stuff, we found  her beautiful Brides Book.  Somehow it had gotten  stuffed behind one of the drawers and had been there all those years.  I had never seen it before, so you can imagine what a wonderful surprise it was for me.

 This is one of the cards I found inside.

 as well as the invitations to her showers.  She got married in 1944.

 I can see everything she got for her showers.  Note:  She got .50 cents from "Aunt Vada" hehe I guess that was a lot back then?

 I can read all the "Advice for the Bride"
I love this book so much.

 I have always loved the 40's style.  Isn't this 40's bride pretty?

 Here is my mom.
People have always told me how much I look like her.  

 Mom and Dad on their wedding day.  Her dress was blue.  I remember playing "dress up" with it.
(I think I might have posted this pic before.  Sorry if I have)

 Here is my new "old" dresser.  I had wanted one for so long and found this one for a great price.  I can sit down and put on my make up, plus it has a full length mirror.

Finally, I found this little picture at the Dollar Tree.  

I'm joining the fun at Beverly's Pink Saturday.  Thanks, Beverly.
I'm also joining "Vintage Charm" 


LV said...

A marvelous post filled with so many treasures.

Jeannie Marie said...

Truly it was buried treasure you stumbled upon! My mom has a scrapbook of her wedding and I have always loved looking at it and knowing what items in our home were wedding gifts. She still has many of them. Happy Pink Saturday, reading your post made me so happy this happened for you!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

So glad you found your Mom's book what a treasure. I have my Mom's who got married in 1947 I love seeing what family members gave her. Love that dollar tree picture.

Cindy Lou said...

Wow! What a wonderful treasure keepsake! Lucky you! Fantastic!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

What a wonderful find! My eye went to the luncheon cloth and towels. I hope your mother used her "wedding" linens. So many people didn't back then.

Tea in the Library said...

So sweet. Glad you shared it. Happy Pink Saturday!

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

You found a wonderful treasure in your Mom's Bridal scrapbook. Your parents looked very happy and you could share this photo a thousand times and I would still find it wonderful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful post with us at Vintage Charm.

JoAnne said...

How lucky you are to have found the book. It's so sweet and I love the old invitations. I love seeing the beautiful handwriting also. Your Mom was a beautiful lady!

craftyles said...

What a treasure, Donna. Your Mom was a pretty lady. I can't believe you hadn't discovered this earlier-what a wonderful surprise!

Beverly said...

Oh my goodness. This is such a wonderful treasure. I love perusing saved items from the past. Thank you so much for sharing with us for Pink Saturday.

This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks".♥

Rebecca said...

What a most wonderful treasure! So very special! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Cottage Blessings,
Chippy White Cottage

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Red Rose Alley said...

Donna, this bride book that belonged to your mother is such a treasure. I bet you enjoyed browsing through it. I love the shower invitations back in the day. What a wonderful picture of your mom and dad on their wedding day. Yes, the 40's was a splendid era, and you will always have this special book of your mom's to look at and enjoy.

love, ~Sheri

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love that old dresser too. It looks charming in your room. :)