Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Shelf Story







Here I am again in my art closet...had to clear away some clutter in order to see top of work table. Please notice the shelf I hung today. Here's the story. We are in the process of cleaning out a storage shed we've had for a long time. Well, that's where this shelf has been for several years. This shelf was made by my father, and I used it in my room during high school years to hold a paperback book collection. Later my daughter used it in her bedroom to display dance trophies. Now it's back in service. Of course, I cherish it because my dad made it just like he did other pieces...doll cradle, a child size ironing board, and a large cradle for his first grandchild, my son Ryan.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sandy..so special to have things that your dad made!..I know..I have several things my dad made for me
...did your dad make the corner shelf too?..my greatgrdad was a carpenter, and made a similar one that is now mine...one unusual thing he made that I have...shirt holders...for when my grmom would iron starch white shirts long ago!...she would then hang them on the vertical wooden hooks
..aren't we lucky to have such memories and items?! :)
Summer

BitsAndPieces said...

We are very blessed to have such memories and these special items
...and yes, he made the corner shelf, too. In his twenties he did a lot of carpentry work but later changed careers. I have a magazine rack and small table he made...my brother has a desk.
Sandy

beth said...

Sandy, thanks for visiting my blog. I love the things your dad made, how wonderful for you.
We live in such a disposal society that family heirlooms seem such a rarity. At least here in California.
Thank you for sharing your trip to the antique mall. I would love to visit the south sometime.
My cousin who does geneology says some of our long ago relatives came from Tenn.
I will visit you again.

Beth @ barn owl studio

Lauren King said...

All the years that it was in my room, I never realized he made that shelf!

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