Thursday, August 6, 2009

Treasure Chest Thursday -- Bookends

The treasure I want to share today are these unusual bookends:

I got these from grandma's house the day I went through it. These were always sitting on the dresser in the upstairs bedroom where I always stayed as a child. It seems that I always got stuck in the 'scary' room when there was a whole bunch of us visiting.

Why was it scary, you ask? Well there was an opening on the outside of the old chimney right next to the window
. When you were trying to sleep the bats would fly in there and make noise. And if that wasn't enough, there was the closet with a curtain for a door and it didn't cover the shelf above. There was this old hatbox that sat up there. I just knew that when the lights went out and I was there by myself that my ancestors were going to come out of that closet and scare me to death! That would be a treat if it happened now ;)

Anyway, it took me a few years to realize that these neat decorations were bookends because they never held books. I am not sure if they were actually grandma's or if they belonged to one of my aunts. They were made in England and dad thinks that they could have been great-grandma's. I wish I knew more about them.

When I look at these bookends I feel comfort in reliving visits with grandma and the times I stayed there in my beloved Bear Lake County.


  1. What sweet bookends!
    And from them you know that someone cared about books & someone (maybe the same someone) was good with their hands.
    And, isn't it fun to realize how much one's perspective changes over the years. I too would like to find an ancestor lurking in a closet or a corner!

  2. Those are so unique. Are the lovely women painted on or are they drawn on paper and attached to the backing? Like, you I wish I had a couple of my ancestors poke their noses into my present day life...I could keep them busy for hours with questions. I'm lovin' this Treasure Chest Thursday!

    1. I don't know what the painting is made of, but it is a separate piece and then it looks like it is lacquered on. It is two dimensional, you can feel the ruffles on her dress. I am not sure what you call this kind of art work. I haven't been able to find out anything about it.


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