If I asked you to choose one cherished object from your house and write about it, do you think you could? Do you think you could choose just one thing? No, me neither! When I read that the prompt was for this weeks Friday Club was ‘ a cherished object in your home’, I knew I was going to have problems narrowing it down and I spent last night wandering round the house with the camera round my neck. Thanks for that Ella 😉
Only joking – it’s a great idea for a theme and I actually had a lovely night with Miss Frugal talking about our special things, she loves to hear the story behind everything and even together we couldn’t choose just one thing…. So, we decided to share lots of our special things with you….
These are the top two shelves of our special things cabinet (yes, that’s what we call it). The top shelf is mostly our wedding day memories, the teddies on the cake stand sat on top of my wedding cake and the corks are from the first bottles of champagne opened at my little reception. The Anvil was given to us by the minister who married us at Gretna Green and the other things are bits and bobs that we were given on the day.
The next shelf is a bit more chaotic, there’s the infamous box at the front, the shark that Mr Frugal painted when we went to the local pottery (the others are on the kitchen windowsill), the little princess caketopper from the castle cake I made Miss Frugal , an engraved Loveheart from Mr Frugal and lots of other random special things. The flower tucked behind the bear’s ear is one that my mam gave me. It was originally in a vase that said Special Daughter but the vase got smashed a while back so now I just have the flower.
You know that saying – ‘See a penny, pick it up and all day long you’ll have good luck’? Well we keep all of the pennies that we find in a wine glass on the kitchen windowsill. I love it and even though I’m not very superstitious, I have given it a quick shake a few times when I’ve felt the need for some extra luck.
This ornament lives on our living room windowsill, even though it’s not perfect. I threw it in the bin after a big argument with Mr Frugal years ago when we were going through a bit of a rough time and a little bit of the hands smashed off. Mr Frugal has offered loads of time to buy me a new one as I loved the symbolism of the family unit when he bought it for me originally, the idea that everyone in the family is connected and that they are all one but I always say no. It means more to me now because it reminds me that family life isn’t always perfect and that you need to work at it.
I genuinely could have gone on as I took loads more pictures but Master Frugal is off school sick today so I’d better go and entertain him….
Here are the other entries in this carnival:
Making It Up gives us her favourite cherished items.
Scribbling Mum tells us about her photo wall.
Make Do Mum writes about a precious item in Tick tock tick tock.
Cheeky Wipes gives us her cherished item in Tables Aren’t Just For Eating At….
Red Ted Art tells us about her DIY Hobby Horse.
Snipsnaphappy tells us about her cherished item in My Granny’s needle.
I Need Curtains for the Window inside my Head writes about the pieces of jewellery that mean the most to her.
Tiddlyompompom tells us about Adopted Ted.
Freckles Family shares A treasured possession.
Mymumdom posts about A Small Boy’s Treasure.
Notes From Home posts about her cherished reclaimed box.