Thursday, September 17, 2009

Treasure Chest Thursday - Bible Flowers


These flowers are pressed between the pages of the Yarborough Family bible, which I believe originally belonged to my great-grandparents, Calvin and Precilla Yarborough. Of course, the bible is a treasure in itself, but there's just something special about these flowers, knowing that they were once held in the hands of one of my ancestors. I have no idea how old they are, or what special occasion they are a memento from, but I've chosen to leave them in place in the bible, just as they are, and I love just looking at them and trying imagine the occasion they represent.

2 comments:

sjtaliaferro said...

Renate,

What a wonderful treasure! I get chills just thinking about one of your ancestors holding, and possibly even having picked these flowers, and now you have them. It makes me smile. :)

Sandra

Luckie said...

Hey Renate! You are so right -- pressed flowers in a bible are indeed a treasure because you do know it was held by your Ancestor & they considered it special.

We are the benefactors of my ancestor gifts -- big & small!:-)

Luckie.