Sunday, February 6, 2011

MY FAVORITE POSSESSION

I am not quite up to a project at this time.  SO! I am enjoying looking at all your wonderful and inspirational projects. I will probably be copying some of them the real soon.

For now, I thought I would share my favorite possession with you. It is definitely vintage.



Do you know those people who can take nothing and create a thing of beauty. I knew a lady who could take a ball of twine/thread and create the most beautiful and unique things you would ever see.
These beautiful crochet gloves were made by my mother, Vivian Anderson. 
She made them for me to wear for Easter. 
I was sixteen years old.



She was a crocheting machine. She made beautiful pieces for all her grandchildren and dozens and dozens of doilies and such. 
Unfortunately, she called me one day, from Atlanta, all excited.  She sold a huge box of those pieces at a garage sale. I asked if there were any left. I was able to save a very few. 
I had to take this off the wall to avoid the glare

That Easter I felt like "the belle of the ball"(I guess that is not an appropriate attitude for Easter). Only saying how happy I was to be wearing these beautiful gloves.


The photos are not good but the gloves are awesome!



This is the glare when the frame was on the wall. You can see the swing arm lamp by the bed. 
I see these gloves each morning when I awake. I can remember seeing my Momma, sitting, rocking, crocheting and watching the "World Series".  She refused to answer the phone during a series game. Precious Memories.
I hope you enjoyed a glimpse of fashion in 1956!
Oh, in case you are wondering.  Yes, I did wear a hat!


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34 comments:

Allyson Pecilunas said...

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⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I would have loved to sport those gloves...so pretty! Thanks for sharing....

Shelia said...

Oh, these gloves are beautiful! How special you've kept them and I love how you've displayed them! Your mother was a wonderful crocheter. I crochet too but can't imagine making those dainty gloves!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Grannys Attic said...

What special memories! The gloves are beautiful. So glad your Mother didn't sell them at the Yard Sale. Blessings, Vicky

xinex said...

So uniquely beautiful, Ginger. And what a treasure!...Christine

Laura Wilkerson said...

Awe Ms. Ginger they are so lovely! I bet you were beaming, hat and all.
Hope all is well.
Have a wonderful week!

Tricia said...

Ginger, what exquisite gloves! I love that you have them framed, so you can enjoy them every day. Your mama knew how to make you feel special and loved, didn't she? Your post made me think that we need to have an Easters Past party, so people can scan and post old photos of themselves all dolled up for Easter. Just love looking at those!

Martha said...

What wonderful memories -- and what a great way to remember them -- framed like they are!

Jo said...

O' my these are so special, I am happy that you can wake ever day to such a wonderful memory, and these handmade(by your mama) gloves are such beauties, just like you my friend, hope you are getting better and feel good soon.
Congrats sweetheart on being featured @ DebbieDoo's, you are my favorite Savannah Granny.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the gloves and how wonderful to have such a precious memory! Love how you have them framed.

La said...

The gloves are precious and your story very endearing. La

NanaDiana said...

I love those gloves and the story that goes behind it. What a blessing to have those with such a great memory attached. We all wore gloves and hats to church too in the 50's & 60's.

We have one pair of gloves like that from my husband's grandmother with roses on the wrist. Love them. xxoo Diana

The Quintessential Magpie said...

this is so sweet, ginger. lovely gloves. this touched me so much. loved the whole post. your mother's so precious.

i will be gone for some time. more on my blog. i'm dropping by to wish you h=ppy v-d-y. missing letters, but the code is on my blog. lol.

xoxoxoxoxox,

s.

Donnie said...

What a wonderful keepsake. I took crocheting lessons a few weeks ago to find out what I was doing wrong and I sure can appreciate her beautiful work.

Miss Char said...

Ginger, those are beautiful. I bet you were "the belle of the ball" that Easter. How wonderful that you have preserved them as a remembrance to your mother.

I guess like minds think the same...I'm working on a shadow box that will hold my MIL's beautiful needlepoint purse that she made probably thirty years ago. Every time I look at that purse I see her.

Thanks for sharing and hope you are back to projects soon.

Donnie said...

I'm sending you a Versatile Blogger award and I hope you accept it. It's on my next post.

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Thanks for coming back and grabbing my button Ginger!

Jo said...

Congrats, on the award from Donnie, I hope your feeling better.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Carol said...

Wow. What a gift to create things of beauty like these gloves!

mississippi artist said...

Those are beautiful, I have never seen anything like them. You have them displayed so beautifully too.

LV said...

What wonderful treasure you have those gloves. The way you have framed them helps to preserve them. Air tends to make things deteriorate.

Ann said...

Gloves definatley say "lady" We always wore gloves on Easter. Your mother was so talented. I adore the way you have them in a keepsake box. Lovely.
Happy VTT
Ann

Sherry said...

These are beautiful! What a wonderful gift for you and you have taken such good care of them.
Sherry

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Now Ginger this is just PRICELESS art work for your wall..sighs..Love it my friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Angela said...

Such a clever Mum, those cloves are so pretty and the butterflies makes them so special, I'm glad you could save some of her work.
xoxo
Angela.

Anna said...

Gorgeous! And I'm sure you did feel very special wearing these. Isn't it funny how people would let the phone ring in the days before there were answering machines and voice mail and texting and now we act like the world will end if we don't pick up the phone while we're whizzing down the parkway?? Great post.

Cindy said...

I love these gloves. What a precious item and precious memory of your mother. Thanks for sharing.

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Maureen said...

They are beautiful! My mom was a crocheting machine too but I did not inherit her skills.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What beautiful gloves-wow! They are such a special treasure to have and how wonderful they are displayed!
Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Babs said...

Ginger, how wonderful to have the gloves your mother made you for Easter. Your mom really had a talent for crocheting and I'll bet you looked like you were dressed for the Easter Parade with the gloves and your hat. I remember those days.
Hugs,
Babs

andrea@townandprairie said...

The detail work is gorgeous in those mitts!

The French Hutch said...

Those crocheted gloves are priceless! They are also a work of art and beauty. I know you felt like a Princess every time your wore them. I think you have them displayed so beautifully. Your mom sure was talented. Thanks for sharing such a special memory.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Ginger!
I have never seen such pretty gloves. Love the butterfly pattern at the cuffs. So unusual.
That is such a sweet story about your Mom and the World Series.

My Mom never watched a pro football or basketball game in her life until my father passed 18 years ago. Now she watches them all the time. I think it makes her feel a little closer to my Dad who she misses terribly.

Precious memories indeed.
:)
xoxox
Alison

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