Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Family of Creative Woman

There was a time not so long ago when woman spent their free time doing some type of creative, artistic, activity. My family had their share. I must say I was inspired by them all. My great-grandmother yes, great-grandmother was born in 1884 lived to be 95, I was 15 when she went to heaven. I loved her so much. She could tell some amazing stories. I enjoyed hearing them over and over again.Grammy made free hand quilts/blankets. Not a QUILTED quilt, she used scraps of used fabric or odd pieces that didn't sell. Her pattern was a 4x4 ceramic tile. She would cut out squares by the hundreds and sew the squares together then add batting etc. The quilts were basic, simple & primitive looking at times. She made them for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren & before she passed she made them for the two great, great, grandchildren she was blessed with. I will share Grammy's quilt @ another time.
Now onto the PINK post of today. I really was surrounded by very creative woman. I just thought a little family history would paint a better picture.
My Great Aunt Minnie was the most artistic of all the ladies in my life. I have mentioned her before in a few other posts. Her art was super great!! she painted on canvas, she painted on ceramics and porcelain. Aunt Minnie had two studios in her home. The big studio is where she made her ceramics and porcelain, she kept a huge klin there and designed some of her own molds.The smaller one is where she painted and shared the space with her husband, my Uncle made doll houses (not from kits) I will share my beautiful house he made for me another time. Today I'm sharing with you all a pendant my Aunt designed and painted. PINK ROSES. She gave this to my mother many years ago. I inherited it after my mom passed away. I'm thinking of a way to display it out in the open where all can enjoy it. I hope you all have enjoyed the creative ladies of my life. There is one more lady to be lifted up, that's Beverly@How Sweet the Sound. She is the hostess of PINK SATURDAY. please be sure to visit her and all the other PINK ladies.


Treasia Stepp said...

What a gorgeous pendant that is! Your Aunt was very talented.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Very Pretty!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I loved seeing this pretty pendant and hearing about the talented ladies in your family. How great that you got to know your great grandmother! I only had one grandmother growing up, but she brought so much joy and love into my life... and she would be a Pinky, too!

Happy Pink Saturday to you, my friend!


Sheila :-)

Gracie Jewellery said...

Love your Pinks. Happy Pink Saturday. Don't forget to visit me. It is your only chance to enter my giveaway.

Vicki said...

Oh, Marie,
I so enjoyed hearing about the creative ladies in your family, especially you grandmother's quilts! Your aunt was very artistic, too. I am drooling over that beautiful rose covered pendant!! I have a weakness for roses and handpainted porcelain pieces. I am glad to have met you and Happy Pink Saturday! Vicki(Bunny Cottage)

sissie said...

Well I must say that the creativity in your family was definitely passed on to you.
I love your Aunt's beautiful pin.
It's so delicate and fine. What a treasure.

Happy Pink Saturday.


Pink Roses and Teacups said...


Nice to meet you. This pendant is gorgeous. How nice to have such a wonderful treasure. You are lucky to have known your great grandmother.


Treasia Stepp said...

Hi again, Marie. Not sure if you received my reply back but my email is: hummingbird2662(at)yahoo(dot)com

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your pendant is stunning. What a treasure you have. You have some amazing women in your family. I am sure that you have alot of their talent. Enjoy your weekend. Blessings, Martha

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Marie,

Happy PiNk to you..what a lovely story about the creative souls that influenced you during your life. The pendant would be pretty hung inside a shadow box.

Thanks so much for coming over for a visit.

Scatter Bliss..

Ann Creek said...

What a lovely pendant. Hand made treasures like this are few and far between.
tin and sparkle

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have so much admiration for those that paint porcelain pieces especially on those little jewelry pieces. The work is so exquisite. Happy Pink Saturday.

♥ItaJeff♥ @Something To Share said...

Very it..
Happy Pink Saturday

Jillian said...

Oh my gosh! The pendant is just LOVELY! Such a precious keepsake. Wonderful memories.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That is beautiful and you are so fortunate to have it now. Happy Pink Saturday!

Betzie said...

Wow Marie, that is just so so gorgeous! I love handpainted pendants. I have a floral one too that is old...and I cherish it, but to have one made by your Aunt makes that all the more special!
Can't wait to see one of your Granny's quilts too! No internet yesterday...snowed in here!

Terri Morse said...

Hi Marie! What a wonderful legacy the women of your family have left you. I can see how much you treasure their memory. I'm looking forward to hearing more about them and the work they did. Your great aunt was a gifted woman. The necklace is so beautiful. Do you have a photograph of her? It would be lovely to display it with the necklace on velvet under glass. Being from such a creative family, I know you'll come up with the perfect idea. Have a great week and happy belated Pink Saturday! Please stop by for a visit if you're able. Terri

vanilla143 said...

such a beautiful piece! I have a watch that I found a glass dome that has a hook in it that the watch hangs from maybe you could find something like that so it could be seen so so beautiful!

Shelia said...

Hi Marie! Oh, how pretty! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jamie said...

Oh that is beautiful!
Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate the welcome to Pink Saturday!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Your pendant is very beautiful! Thanks for visiting my Shabby Cottage please stop back again. Warm hugs, Esther


What a beautiful pendant. I enjoyed reading about your grandmother and her quilt making. Looking forward to seeing the quilt when you share it.