Thursday, October 2, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Praying Hands



First of all, here is my pink cow for October. I bet you never thought you'd see a pink cow with the world on her hide. Oh, the magic of photo shop. I didn't create the cow, I just tinted it PINK! Let's all support breast cancer awareness this month by posting something pink every day!


Now it's time for Vintage Thingie Thursday once again. Lots of fine bloggers are participating and you can find the list at Confessions Of An Apron Queen. Be sure to drop by and have some fun.

My contribution for Vintage Thingie Thursday is a piece of sculpture I bought for my mother when I was a young girl. I was away from home on a church trip, and my mother had given me some spending money for the trip. I found this piece of pottery and I just wanted my mother to have it so bad. So I spent all my money. When Mom moved back to the farm several years ago, she insisted I have it for my home. I appreciate her thoughtfulness. She displayed it all this time, and now I carry on the tradition. I have included a picture of my mom in her classroom in 1962. She retired from teaching school in 1984, after 38 years. There is also a picture of me around that time as well. Here's hoping you all have an exceptionally wonderful Vintage Thingie Thursday!


If you have never heard (or you just want to read it again) the beautiful story of the sculpture titled "Praying Hands" that this piece is based on you can click HERE to go to a site that will tell you about it. (P.S. This is what it says on the back of the piece, in case it means something to someone.)

21 comments:

Amy said...

The old photos are awesome! Great treasures to keep and the praying hands are certainly good reminders to us.

ellen b. said...

Oh how I remember these things you could paint or buy at camps, etc. I'm amazed it survived all these years. The photos are fabulous!!

Jewelgirl said...

What a nice thing for your Mom to do!
I have a pin my mom gave back to me
too. I bought the pin when I was a little girl for her. I cherish the pin, just like you cherish your special praying hands! :) sweet!

Stephanie said...

Hi Faith,

I am amazed by your butterfly pic. It's so beautiful. Enjoyed all the babies!! So sweet!

Take Care,

Stephanie
P.S. Thanks for stopping by!

Elizabeth said...

That's such a nice item to have, with the great memory attached. I never would have spent all my spending money on someone else at that age, that's what makes it extra special to your mom.

Charlotte said...

My hubby has ceramic praying hands like these. I think they are so nice. What a nice emotional connection you have to them.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love those old photos! Your mom looks great!

The praying hands would be a wonderful reminder of the power of prayer!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

What lovely memories...thank you for sharing...love the black and white pics too!!

Diane said...

Very charming story of your gift to your mother and how she cherished it all those years. The sculpture is beautiful.

Carrie said...

This was a great gift to your mother. It's so good that she treasured it and now your are able to display it in your own home.

Fiona said...

I love the photos ... I wish I had photos of my mum teaching, although she didn't teach after I was born. It's special to have something she had with her all those years.

Coloradolady said...

Those are great. I think I remember buying something similar for my mom at a church camp. I don't think mine survived over the years. It is great that yours did.

judicreations said...

Good Morning Faith
Wasn't that sweet of you to buy that for your mother! Such a thoughtful gift from a young daughter. Nice that you have it now. I love the pictures you have shared of your mom and you.

I hope you and your mom had a really nice day together yesterday and it continues equally nice today!
Judi

mub said...

My great grandma was a schoolteacher and some of my favorite pictures of her are the ones in the classroom with her students. I love these old photos of yours.

Sarah C. said...

That was very sweet of your Mom! What a lovely tradition you started by your gift!

bj said...

Your old photos are soooo neat. I love looking at old pictures. I need to get into my trunk and pull out some of my family photos to share...
hugs, bj

Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow said...

I love the old photos! So neat! THanks for sharing!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I loved everything about your VTT post. Sweet and dear tribute to your wonderful teacher Mom!
Blessing to You!
Claudia O.

Jennifer said...

How sweet you were (are)! And I just LOVE your hair!! How cute is that?

Smilingsal said...

For many years, we had a large praying hands just like that one on display in our living room.

Virginia said...

How sweet are those memories!