Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesdays Treasures

Today's treasure consists of three things , the two little wooden horses pulling a sleigh on the right and a wagon on the left were hand carved by my Dad when he was about 80 ,I have lost track when he actually gave them to me but the first one I received was the little chocolate colored horse with the green and red sleigh , then a year or so later he made the second one with a wagon just like he used to haul coal as a very young man to help out his family . They both mean so very much to me as my Dad always had horses when we were young and these to me represent him and he is extra special to me , he is 90 now and still driving and doing just fine but his days of working and training horses are over although he still loves to attend the races . The picture above the horses was drawn by my brother , he is a talented artist and years ago when he was visiting us we gave him a crate of apples , this was early in the fall and for Christmas that year he gave them back to us in the form of this painting .We love it ! I hope you enjoy my treasures for today and if you care to see even more incredible treasures be sure to drop on over to visit Clare and she is sure to tell you who is taking part this week . Thanks for stopping by and hope your Tuesday is a real treasure .
Sheila
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9 comments:

  1. These are very special. No wonder you love them

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  2. Those horses are very special and lovely. Truly a treasure.

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  3. Oh Sheila there is so much talent in your family , how lovely ! Thanks for showing us and playing along .

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  4. Sheila, honestly, everyone in your family must have natural, God-given talent..you and your lovely quilts, your dad's wonderful carvings, and your brother's unbelievably fabulous painting ability! Those apples look like you could just pick one out of the crate and eat it! Awesome! And those little horses with their sleigh and wagon are the sweetest things...no wonder you treasure them!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  5. You obviously come from a very talented family, your treasures are so special.

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  6. How gorgeous are those little horses with their wagons. Your apples look good enough to eat.

    Thanks for sharing

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  7. My gosh you have a talented family!!!!! Love the horses and wagon, and how wonderful that you still have your dad! The painting is gorgeous...great treasures!

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  8. They truly are treasures. Your Dad is very clever to have created his carvings and the painting is a wonderful interpretation of the apples.

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  9. Wow your treasures are just so special. I just love the horses, and that your Dad made them. Our posts were similar this week! Also love your apple painting... You have a very artistic family!

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