4/23/2009

Show & Tell Friday!

It's "Show & Tell" Friday...

Hello my friends...welcome to "Show & Tell" Friday!!!

Ohhh my...we all just love Fridays...don't we? TGIF!!! I especially love Fridays because it's time for "Show & Tell" hosted by
Kelli over at There Is No Place Like Home! Thank you Kelli...for hosting this fabulous Friday event!!! If you haven't ever been over to Kelli's place before...please go! Kelli has a delightful blog!!! While you're there, you can take a peek at all of Friday's "Show & Tell" participants!!!

I have a couple of items that I would like to submit for "Show & Tell" Friday! As many of you know, my husband and I are in the process of taking care of his parent's estate. We have been so blessed to inherit so many family heirlooms and keepsakes!!!


Family Heirlooms & Keepsakes
Music Boxes...

The two items that I am going to share with you today belonged to my husband's mother Mary Alice! Each is a

Antique French Music Box...

Isn't this little music box simply exquisite? It's very old, just how old I'm not sure. My husband seems to think that it came from his Grandma Lundberg's side of the family!

It's made of a very thin brass and measures about 5 in. across. It has a little compartment when you lift the lid (seen in the photo below). The inside compartment consists of a rough looking silver metal...I'm not sure what it is. The compartment itself is fairly shallow...however it would be perfect for jewelry or other small keepsakes!

What I love most about this pretty little music box is the porcelain inset on the lid! Just look at the beautiful picture of the French man in his finest clothing! The scene seems to be set in a garden! I'm just fascinated by the picture!!!

The music box still works...it has a few rough places in the music piece that it plays. I'm sure it needs a good cleaning!



It's "A Bunny Filled Christmas" Music Box...



I just adore this little Christmas Bunny music box!!! It's much newer than the previous music box and is made by Hallmark.

It's made of a ceramic...and stands about 5 in. tall. Isn't it darling? I just love the little bunny with his bright red scarf blowing in the wind...and look at his traveling companion...a sweet little mouse in a pretty green sweater! They're sure having fun sledding over the snow!!!

The music box plays "Jingle Bells"!



Well my friends...thank you so much for coming by today and letting me share with you some of our family heirloom keepsakes!!!

I adore our visits...please leave a comment and let me know that you were here! I'd love to come by for a visit!!!

Happy "Show & Tell" Friday!

Love ya'll,
Chari




PS....Just wanted to let you all know that our new Sunday meme, "Sunday Favorites" ...is a GO!!!


I have figured out Mr. Linky...Praise the Lord! hehe!!!


I will have a post about this new Sunday meme this coming Saturday...so stay tuned!!! I sure do hope that you'll plan to participate!!!


For more information on "Sunday Favorites"....just click HERE!


38 comments:

salmagundi said...

I can't keep up with you!!! Here you are with another new post of interesting items. I love that old music box - it was just meant to belong to you. I'm so glad it found its way to your hands!!! Sally

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love old music boxes, especially ones with a story and plenty of History. To me that is the greatest treasure of all, the story and the love connected to it.
The first one kinda looks like one my Granny had that she kept her loose face powder in. I don't think that is what it was made for, but that was what Granny used it for.

janet said...

thankyou for stopping by Chari and im happy you like the award, you are so deserving of this award. Thank you so much for offering to help me with the link thingy..lol i dont have your email saved but i see if i click on that feature it will give it to me, i think my daughter may be able to help me if i can get her to sit still long enough and picket also left me some instructions but if i continue to have problems i just may take you up on your offer. Oh my gosh, you have so many pretty things to share, love the little music box! I have many things still packed and no place at this point to display them but my favorite is a picture of my husbands late papa in a long christening gown, he was born in 1900 and its also in a gold delicate frame.
hugs
janet

Cynthia said...

Chari,
you have been a very ambitious poster this week ! I love your pretty music boxes, what treasures, and are you wearing a new blog dress my dear? It looks fabulous on you darling. LOL, Have a lovely week-end and I'll check back on Sunday for the new blog party. Cindy

xinex said...

I love all your music boxes, Chari! I won't be able to join you on Sun. since I am leaving on a trip at 2 AM today, therefore I won't have time to look for a favorite post. Good luck on the launch of your Sunday Meme! Have a nice week!...Christine

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

OH! Chari what beautiful things...
I'm going to check out your Sunday Meme...I can't promise I can participate but Im gonna try! ~Athella

artis1111 said...

Too cool!!! The bunny is so cute. Kathy

Hootin' Anni said...

I adore the bunny holiday music box...it's charming and oh so sweet.

My Show and Tell is Posted. Come on over to visit if you can find time today. Happy Friday.

Gattina said...

Nice little treasures you have there. I find old music boxes so romantic !

shopannies said...

lovely meme and I will be checking out your sunday meme as well

Leann said...

The music box is wonderful, my Gram used to keep face powder and a puff in the compartment (just like Mollys') so maybe that's what it was used for.

Thanks for sharing, I'll be back!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Good Mornin' Chari! Ooh! Bet ya didn't know I collect those vintage musical powder boxes! I had about 5 of them all bought on ebay! Then I got into one of those downsizing moods! You know, "what in the world will my two boys do with these when I'm gone!" so I started giving them away...my eldest son's girlfriend got one, my great neices got one and so on....but I kept one! Lately I've been looking on ebay again to restart my collection! Yours is precious! and even more so because of the memories! And I just love that adorable christmas music box! Hope you have a blessed day and weekend! Lauralu :)

LBP said...

My grandmother collected music boxes and I inherited hers last fall. She had one very similar to your metal one except it is a colonial looking lady.

Thanks for sharing!

Linda

Happy To Be said...

Girl you are just a posting fool here right now ha ha!! really Chari I don't know how you keep up girl..Now just send me that french music box ha ha!! Oh Chari that is indeed beautiful girl..I so remember my grandma having one that she keep powder in..Great post again girl friend...Now I just did a shout out post for you on my blog girl..I copy and pasted your information there...hope you don't mind..May you have a great day sis...I have to go the Hospice and food shopping..wish me luck..not at the food store...but at Hospice..ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Elena said...

Those are lovely music boxes. I love music boxes too!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Chari,
Your music box is so pretty! Would you believe I actually have something very similiar to it? It was my Grandmas and it's a plain powder Blue but it looks the same otherwise. I had never seen another one like it. How neat.

I hope you have a wonderful and blessed weekend my friend.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to join in with you for the new meme. I can't think of another thing new to post. I am going to join Barb's outdoor meme but that's not until the
5th of May.
Thanks for coming up with the idea. You're so clever! ~Melissa :)

Picket said...

Oh what sweet treasures girl!!!! They are both so beautiful and so unique in their own way...that little Christmas one is just tooooo cute! I hope you have a fantastic wekend sweetie!

Lori said...

I just love music boxes! That first one is so unique!! Makes me want to pick it up and hold it!!! :)
I just love going around seeing everybody's treasures!
Thank you for sharing these!

Chandy said...

I love your choices today for this meme, Chari! You have great treasures!

Chandy said...

Oh, I decided to join in today. Here's the link:

http://mathewsmemorylane.blogspot.com/2009/02/valentine-continues.html

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Chari, I'm back! Oh that is interesting you found them on Ebay. I'll have to take a look.

My allergies are something else right now. Here's the funny thing about them. I never had allegies until the last three years or so.
They do run very strong in my family though. Both of my younger sisters have them much worse than I do.
My nose is so raw right now I have cracks on it. Gross I know... They will pass very soon when all this pollen blows away. Thanks for praying for me.

Can do me a favor and pay a visit to a new sweet blogger friend named Sherri?
Her blog name is called "Sharing With Sherri" and she is so kind and new at this. I know she would love to hear from you.
She's on my blogroll if you have time.

I will try to figure out Sunday's posting and get help from Alex. It will be fun!

Have a good weekend my friend.
~Melissa :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Chari! What a sweetheart you are for coming by my blog, and leaving me such sweet comments on every post!
I'm heading off to the grocery store right now, since I've started blogging I've kinda fallin behind on my household chores yikes!
But I can see just by looking at you 1st page that I'm already going to love the rest of your posts!!!
I promise to get back and have a look at them ASAP!

Thanks again!!
take care,
Sherri:)

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Chari!
You are so fortunate to have such special items. I know they means so much to you. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

sue said...

Chari the music boxes are sweet, and how wonderful to have these heirlooms! Did you get my comment on the pink canisters on your other post?? Have a wonderful weekend sweetie! xoxo

Chrissy said...

Wow... they are some nice treasures indeed, and I have to tell you I love your new header...looks sooo good!! I just read your note, you are so sweet you always say the nicest things, you make me feel like I know what I am doing!!?? Have a wonderful weekend my friend, I will talk to you soon, x0x0x0xx

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love music boxes, and yours are wonderful. I think I have one like the antique one somewhere, and I know it belonged to my grandmother, so it's old. I'll have to hunt for it. That newer Christmas one is just so cute! Looking forward to the Sunday post! laurie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

What sweet music boxes! Love them!

Susie Homemaker said...

how pretty your first one is...and how CUTE the second...both so different, yet both bring music and joy into your life...

Blessings,
Susie

The Stylish House said...

Chari,
That music box is so unusual, next time the Antiques Road Show comes to town you should have it looked at. Are there any markings on the bottom? The inside is very unusual; you can tell it is a very fine piece. Thanks for sharing this, it is interesting.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hey girlfriend! got something for ya! Come on by and pick it up! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Jadehollow said...

Chari,
Your music boxes are beautiful.. what wonderful treasures. Thanks
for sharing.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Debbie

Lisa Ann said...

Love your old musice and keepsake boxes. I love items with history.

Julie said...

I love the first music box...it is so pretty. I can't believe the music part still works...Amazing...Have a wonderful Friday..Julie

Martha said...

I love music boxes -- especially love your old one. But the bunny one is just too cute! There is something about the music that is played on a music box . . .

sue said...

girl you make me laugh, I hope I remember all your questions! The tall pitcher is fabulous, it has the wheat pattern around the top and a raised mark on the bottom but I can't read it unless I can find my large magnifying glass! It was in a beautiful antique shop and marked 23.00, I had to put on glasses and keep looking at the price, I couldn't believe it was that cheap! Now the beeskeps are twine and decorations, I kinda collect them too LOL! I'm not sure if your pitcher is jadeite, I thought jadeite was kind of transparent milky looking, but I'm not an expert on it. My green stuff is pottery material, like yellowware in a green color. Did I remember everything? I'm so glad I inspired you to collect ironstone, you are the second bloggy friend to tll me that this wek! I was inspired by an article in a country magazine, and was instantly hooked and started right away searching! It was probably 8 years ago and I know what and where my first piece was! have a great weekend sweetie! xoxox

ann said...

ok,can i not count?aren't there suppose to be 3?i see 2.duh-please splain!!!!!!!!ok...ann

Keetha said...

Oh Girl Friend, I am sooooo excited!!! I've got my "Sunday Rerun" post ready to rock and roll just as soon as you put up Mr. Linky. I think this is SUCH a fun idea. I don't know that it was LESS time consuming though, as I just spent LOTS of time combing my archives trying to pick the BEST post to repost first!!!! Hehehehehehehehe

Let Mr. Linky show his face!!!!

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Chari, You know I love visiting your house GF. You always make me feel so comfortable. I guess thats why I added my name to your Sunday post 3 times!! I hope I didn't wear out my welcome. ~Athella