Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Very Unique One-of-a-Kind



It's Friday so that means show and tell at Kellishouse! Click here to visit Kelli and other show and tells, too!

Short story: My Mom attended Orlando Senior High School. When she was a young mother, the school was torn down. People could purchase fixtures and even the real slate chalk boards before the school demo.

An artist bought the slate chalk boards and made and sold a variety of carvings.

My Papa Sammy bought this one for my Mama Rose, and it was one of my Mom's favorite things in her Mother's home. My grandmother was an interior decorator with real flair and loved unique pieces. When Mama Rose passed, my Mom got it, and in 2004 when my Mom passed, I got it.

It is one-of-a-kind, and is one of 4 priceless treasures from my Mom. It will soon have it's place of honor in a lighted niche in the living room. I can't wait!!
I'll post a pic when it's hung!




It's about 2 1/2 ft. tall and about 18 inches wide. A piece of Orlando's history and a piece of my history, too!!




The artist's signature



Hope you enjoyed my slate "Girl With Flowers".
Thank you for stopping by for a visit!
Fondly,
Becky

40 comments:

  1. What a very special treasure.
    Candy

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  2. What a neat treasure to have!! Definitely special for you. I put your new button on my sidebar!!

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  3. How wonderful! For you to have it passed down to you. I just love it, its very unique.

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  4. Very unique and very beautiful, be sure to let us see it when you get it where it belongs.

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  5. Becky,
    What a lovely piece of art! And the meaning behind it, and the dear ones who passed it on to you makes it even more special and beautiful!

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  6. That is an amazing piece of art. I can't wait to see it in the niche!

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  7. What a great piece and truly unique!
    Kathy

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  8. This is priceless and has such a great memory attached! Thanks for sharing this.

    Excited to see your Etsy!! :-)
    Lilly

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  9. That's a beautiful and unique piece. I love the story behind it.

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  10. It's really a beautiful piece of art. And a beautiful piece of your life too.
    Gracie at http://mylittleplace.blog.com

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  11. This is utterly amazing! I love it!

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  12. OH MY GOSH!!!! Just oh my gosh. I am speechless. Wow.

    Excellent show n tell. Mine's posted, I do hope you can stop by and visit with me sometime today. Happy Friday.

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  13. Wow! What a beautiful piece you have there and the fact that it has such wonderful memories attached always means more. Great treasure...can't wait to see it in its proper display! Hope your day is blessed!

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  14. How unusual! Please post it when it's in it's new niche.

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  15. WOW! Now that is way cool (as my kids would say!) How absolutely unique! Thanks for sharing it with all of us! Amazing artistry!
    Connie

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  16. Wow! That truly is an amazing piece of art made especially special because of the history of it!

    Blessings

    Linda

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  17. What a neat treasure! Thanks for sharing the story with us. And that Cooper...what a cutie!

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  18. What a Wonderful piece of family history!!! I really like it and very unusually!!

    Have A Blessed Day!!!
    Just A Gal...

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  19. How precious and how appropriate that it is a school girl. I can't wait to see it in its place of honor and what a lovely story.
    Happy Friday to you!
    Roberta Anne

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  20. What a precious share...and it holds some special memories. Very nice! ~CC

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  21. What a marvelous treasure! This is beautiful and full of memories. Perfect! Jean

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  22. Becky....I just had to come back to you today and tell you you really lifted my heart with your sweet comment. Thank you kindly.

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  23. HELLO BECKY,
    WHAT AN AWESOME PIECE OF ART WITH SUCH HISTORY ATTACHED TO IT. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL. I, LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THAT IN YOUR LIGHTED NICHE.
    I FOUND YOUR BLOG WHEN I WAS MAKING A COMMENT ON KELLEY MARIA'S BLOG.
    I AM SO VERY GLAD I DID. THAT IS SOO VERY PRETTY ANS SO UNIQUE.
    I WANT TO PUT A LINK TO YOUR BLOG FROM MINE, SO EVERYONE CAN LOOK AT THIS.....
    I AM NEW TO BLOGGING AND I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO STOP BY AND SEE ME.
    BLESSINGS
    debbie

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  24. What a priceless show-and-tell Becky! Truly beautiful, and how many ways can one thing be a gift for the future! I am so glad you have this in your home and that it brings you so much joy. Blessings to you all this weekend and always!

    Fiona x

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  25. What a beautiful keepsake! Wow! I can't wait to see what it looks like hung up in your home. Looking forward to seeing it. Thanks for the post.

    You are always welcome in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to stop in anytime.

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  26. What a treasure! I hated to click off to comment as I love The Prayer so much. What a beautiful song, and it fits this post. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Day!

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  27. That is so precious! I love the simplicity and tenderness of it. You are very fortunate to have it. Have a great day!

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  28. wow! that is an amazing treasure you have!

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  29. Hello Becky,
    What a beautiful piece of art. Thank you for sharing
    I so enjoyed visiting with you tonight. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. One of the reason I started blogging was to meet christian women and to be able to share. I am looking forward to getting to know you better. Love your blog!!
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  30. Hi Becky,
    You have a beautiful piece from your family history, and a really nice story. Thank you for sharing.
    (And thanks for your kind words in my blog!)
    Have a nice week!
    :)
    Maria

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  31. What a wonderful treasure you have. My grade school was torn down also. I can still see it inside with clarity.

    I would see this as a sweet little girl bringing flowers to her teacher...

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Linda C

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  32. Wow that is so awesome! I love it. And even more special, because it's a piece of your family history!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and the kind words you left! You're so sweet! I like your blog and look forward to reading more!

    In Him,
    Brittany

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  33. What a lovely and unique piece of family history...it is just beautiful! Even more because of the family connection.

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  34. What a beautiful piece of art...its just stunning! And I love that it was also special and loved by both your Grandmother and your Mother. I'm looking forward to seeing where it will be displayed in your home. :-)

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  35. What an unusual treasure.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Its stunning and so timeless.

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  37. that is absolutely beautiful. You are so lucky. They closed the grade school down that I attended and turned it into a school bus terminal. They had a ceremony where everyone could come to that ever attended the school. We put our handprints on the cafeteria wall and signed our name beneath them.

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  38. Hi Becky,
    This is a beautiful keepsake!

    Angela

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  39. What a special and beautiful keepsake...I love it!
    ~Kelli

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  40. Wow! I've never seen anything quite like this. What a treasure!

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