Thursday, February 14, 2008

Friday Show and Tell.................A handmade gift from a friend......

Guess what? Today is Friday and Show and Tell over at Kelli's...

A very special plant stand.......................A very sweet, retired school teacher lady who did wonderful wood working asked one day if we had any tobacco sticks left from farming years ago............we had many stored in a barn. Gladly I offered as many as she wanted.

A few weeks later she brought me a beautiful plant stand that she had crafted..........it really is special as it was made from a common, farm commodity from years gone by.......she is deceased but often as I'm dusting the stand she is certainly alive in my memories..............

35 comments:

Rebecca said...

What a special reminder of a dear friend and of farming days past. She did a beautiful job!!

Cheryl said...

A gal made this? Remarkable! How very nice of her to give you this as a gift :-)

MammyT said...

A double blessing. An heirloom of past and a memory of a friend. Good post, Betty. Thanks,
Nancy

Anita said...

Wow Betty, your plant stand really looks wonderful and very special indeed! And what a nice story that is behind! I have a little white plant stand, too but it was simply..... bought at IKEA some years ago.

Have a wonderful Friday with lots of interesting S&T's!

Best wishes from Germany!

Anita

P.S.: It's 6.50 a.m. here, I got up more than an hour ago and have to hurry for work now....

Barbara H. said...

What a special gift! She's really talented.

genny said...

Thats a good memories from someone special. Thanks for that. Happy ST!

jennifer said...

Very special - great sentimental value! Jennifer

mrsjojo said...

Very creative and special memories.

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm assuming that in "Tobacco Sticks" you're talking about 'tying the leaves up?' sticks. Right. And just look at the finished stand!! That is so nice. And to have something handmade makes it all the more priceless!!!!

My Show N Tell is shared. Hope you can drop by for a few minutes' visit today.

Penless Thoughts said...

How clever!!!
Susan

Judy said...

I love it. I have a plant stand made by one of my uncles and everytime I dust it I think of him.

Tracy said...

How wonderful! I'm sure that you do cherish this lovely piece of furniture!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful treasure with a sweet memory.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very unique! I like the things displayed there too! Special memories of a talented friend!

Katherine

Linda said...

Hi Betty, what a lovely plant stand with sweet memories of your friend who made it. Linda

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a lovely plant stand and the story that goes with it is wonderful. What a precious gift she gave you.

Have a lovely weekend!

Lori Stilger said...

Betty, what a lovely memory you have in your living room. Those are the best things to fill our homes with, I think. :) Being loved, and surrounding one's self with memories of those loved ones - how wonderful! :)
Have a blessed day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jean said...

I love practical things made from old ltems! Great plant stand!

Cathy said...

What a unique, thoughtful gift!

It's All Good! said...

That's awesome that you have not only a nice hand-crafted item but the neat memory to go with it. I love that kind. Have a great day.

Pam said...

I love pieces with a history like that.

The dessert table looked yummy!

Have a great weekend Betty.

the teach said...

Beautiful plant stand - but I'm not sure what tobacco sticks are... Happy S&T!

Betty said...

I love the plant stand and what nice memories you must have.

Hope said...

Who would have thought that such a thing of beauty could be made from old tobacco sticks? Certainly not I. I've seen a lot of the tobacco baskets used though. What a treasure this is!

Hugs,
Hope

weirdbunny said...

What a wonderful kind lady making you that pot stand ...

Lisa said...

hi betty...oh, yes...being a farm girl...i love this! how creative! how special that she did this for you...blessings.

Kelli said...

What a sweet friend and a lovely plant stand! You have it decorated beautifully, Betty!
Hugs,
Kelli

Jewelgirl said...

Lovely plant stand and great
story. Always special when it
comes from someone special!

Jeanette said...

Hi Betty, beautiful stand that holds lovely Memories.. Jen

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

People can be so sweet. What a wonderful gift.
ginger

Barbara said...

Clever lady. I inherited a plant stand just like that but gave it to my daughter as it fits her decor better than mine.

Mary said...

Betty,

The plant stand is beautiful and what a wonderful keepsake of your friend.

I believe that the best gifts are those made with the heart. They have special meaning.

Blessings,
Mary

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Betty!! I am so excited!! I found out today that Marion and John are coming to see you!! I have always wanted to meet them and now I might get too. Would you please email me since I cannot get to your email. Mine is located on my blog!! I am so so excited...I bet you are too!!

Sandy

Jillian said...

Very unique, Betty! And what nice memory she left behind for you. You are so sweet!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

What a wonderful hand crafted keepsake from a precious friend Betty, I’m sure it holds many loving memories as well as being an elegant piece of furniture.

Now.... I’m not sure what tobacco sticks are, but I’m sure certain I shall be finding out v soon. Lots of Love - Marion