Thursday, January 19, 2012

In My Fathers House

In My Father's House
In My Father's House
My father's treasures.
Hello! I'm blogging today all the way from my dad's place in Ocala, FL.
This letterpress tray is where he keeps his little treasures
including the pink duck safety pin that used to hold my cloth diapers! :-)
Can you spot it?

68 Lovely Comments:

Blogger amy said...

very fun! It's like a picture out of an I Spy book :)

1/19/2012 10:55 AM  
Blogger dasmaedchenmitdenlocken said...

Yes! I found it. These pictures are so beautiful! Your father seems to be an artist :)

1/19/2012 10:58 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Now we see where you get your organizational skills ... very sweet.

1/19/2012 10:58 AM  
Blogger Jennifer W. said...

Oh my word, this is amazing!

1/19/2012 10:58 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Maunder said...

Oh wow! How beautiful! Like father, like daughter. A visual diary.

1/19/2012 11:13 AM  
Blogger RZY said...

this is gorgeous- this post made me smile extra big! love your blog

1/19/2012 11:21 AM  
Blogger merula said...


1/19/2012 11:24 AM  
Blogger jill said...

you are clearly your fathers daughter!

1/19/2012 11:40 AM  
Blogger unterdessen said...

Oh i love it!

1/19/2012 12:19 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

The apple has not fallen far st all!!!

1/19/2012 12:32 PM  
Blogger beth hemmila & hint jewelry said...

This is so neat! I can see where you got your great eye for design :)

1/19/2012 12:47 PM  
Blogger Els said...

Love to see this story of a life ...
Ha, nów we see where it all came from : it runs in the family !
(had the same safety pins for my daughter !!!)

1/19/2012 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christine S says: Sweet! You are your father's girl!

1/19/2012 1:11 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

oh the stories I bet he could tell with each item. I about jumped out of my chair when I saw the diaper pin. I have one just like it from my diapers. This is sweet.

1/19/2012 1:40 PM  
Blogger Jenny Hillman said...

Oh, be still my heart. Beautiful. My father passed away recently, and he had so many things, that probably at the time had seemed insignificant, but coming across them in his house, it was like unearthing tiny treasures, completely priceless. It took my breath away when I found, in the very back of a closet, an old chalkboard I'd had as a little girl, that still had my drawings on it. He kept it like that, in that closet, for decades, and I never knew.
I hope you enjoy your stay in Florida. :) We live maybe 20-30 minutes outside of Ocala.

1/19/2012 1:54 PM  
Blogger HollyM said...

Yes, I spotted it! That is an amazing collection and displayed beautifully. It must make visitors want to stop and examine it all closely.

1/19/2012 2:30 PM  
Anonymous joanie said...

What a beautiful collection. I especially love all the Z's and of course the sweet diaper pin too :)

1/19/2012 2:37 PM  
Anonymous lamina @ do a bit said...

Such gorgeous photos of a wonderful collection of precious things... Love it :)

1/19/2012 3:18 PM  
Blogger JAMIE SAYS DREAM said...

What a beautiful collection! So cute that he saved the diaper saftety pin - yes I spotted it :-)

I have recently found your blog and there is so much inspiration. I have already reblogged two of your photos. Hope that was ok! I linked to your blogpost of course!

Started following you via Bloglovin :-)

1/19/2012 4:03 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

that your father saved that safety pin is about the sweetest thing I've heard in a very long time!

1/19/2012 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Rendell said...

I love your father's printer's tray with all of his treasures,especially your diaper pin, we've kept one for years with various treasures from childhood, travels and everyday life. I've never photographed I might have to. Thanks for the idea.

1/19/2012 4:25 PM  
Blogger Billy said...

Yes, I can spot it! This is fun!
Have a wonderful time there.

1/19/2012 5:44 PM  
Blogger Peanut Butter Pie said...

The rock with the smile made me smile :)

1/19/2012 6:13 PM  
Blogger leFiligree said...

a heart shaped rock! :)

1/19/2012 6:43 PM  
Anonymous Nancy Fanzlaw said...

Hi Geninne! I've lived here in Ocala almost my entire life. Welcome to our great little town, we're glad you're here and hope you enjoy your visit. How many memories must reside in all those little compartments, and what a fun conversation piece!

1/19/2012 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Rachel from Birch + Bird said...

Oh, I love this! What a wonderful way to keep tiny treasures.

1/19/2012 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

He must be the neatest hoarder around! Such a lovely way to store memories. Lisa x

1/19/2012 10:14 PM  
Blogger nanditark said...

very very cute collection...

1/19/2012 11:13 PM  
Blogger arounna said...

a modern day cabinet of curiosities
such beautiful treasures
I hope your having a great trip!

1/19/2012 11:42 PM  
Blogger Micha said...

That's really amazing!

1/20/2012 1:16 AM  
Blogger aganaui said...

awww, so adorable, he has to be a wonderful man:)

1/20/2012 2:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree does it:)

1/20/2012 5:09 AM  
Anonymous Claudia Debler said...

Ya vi de quién heredaste tu gusto por coleccionar!!! Un saludo hasta Florida.

1/20/2012 5:31 AM  
Anonymous Simona said...

Yes, I found it! ...a beautiful treasure

1/20/2012 5:36 AM  
Blogger Tracey Fisher said...

Wow - this would make a beautiful watercolour. :) I just visited my dad in Florida and we have an letterpress filled with beach treasures - this one is amazing!!!!

1/20/2012 5:46 AM  
Anonymous Susan said...

"For where your treasure is, your heart will be also." So neat to see inside someone's heart...when my dad died a few years back, my mom handed me every card and letter I had written him since made me so glad I had taken the time to send them and was a great trip down memory lane.

1/20/2012 5:50 AM  
Blogger Jenny wren's nest said...

I would love to have a puzzle of your fathers keep sakes in 1000 pieces or more.

1/20/2012 6:29 AM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

oh wow! u definitely inherited his organizational skills!!!!!its beautiful! have fun! lovely to see ur artwork in uppercase magazine!!!!

1/20/2012 6:39 AM  
Blogger Patricia's dreams said...

What a treasure, you are lucky to have a Dad that treasures such wonderful mementos!!

1/20/2012 7:17 AM  
Blogger Margie said...

Like father like daughter. Beautifully arranged.

1/20/2012 7:24 AM  
Blogger bojana said...

funny, i had exactly the same safety pins when i was baby, pink and yellow ones, and i live so far away. i used them for my sons diapers, too.

1/20/2012 7:41 AM  
Blogger Laura {{* *}} said...

ditto what Bojana said...

I love cubbies.
Big ones, small ones.

Yes, bring on the 1000 pc puzzle!

{{* *}}

1/20/2012 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Lorrie said...

That is one of the coolest things I have seen in ages!

1/20/2012 8:16 AM  
Blogger jojo said...

Wow! If you aren't a chip off the old block:)

1/20/2012 8:17 AM  
Blogger HeHe24 said...

For some reason, the little diaper pin was the first thing that caught my eye. I'll be revealing my age if I tell you I used them on my children. Lots of memories there!

1/20/2012 8:19 AM  
Blogger erastos said...

...that's an amazing dad you have! So, you both must be proud of each other... Very nice!

(The idea with the puzzle is brilliant too!)

1/20/2012 8:19 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

this is so very awesome! Love all the Z's and is that an old student card of your's? I absolutely adore your blog, so inspirational!

1/20/2012 11:43 AM  
Blogger PrairieGarden-Liane said...

Absolutely! noticed the duck pin immediately, before reading your post.

I knew you had many things yet your home seems so uncluttered and serene (unlike my home). Now I know where you keep all the little things that bring a smile to your face. :-)

1/20/2012 2:25 PM  
Blogger katie said...

beautiful. you should make a photobook with these as an "i spy" game.

1/20/2012 5:19 PM  
Blogger Merrylees said...

This is awesome! And I love that it's in Ocala, my hometown! :)

1/21/2012 11:03 AM  
Blogger Pretty Things said...

That's so cool! My son and I started a tray -- made one small one, now working on the next one!

1/21/2012 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Brittanie said...

this is so sweet! i love little treasure troves people keep for themselves. i think you can learn a lot about a person from little amazing things like this. <3

1/21/2012 4:04 PM  
Blogger We Three 3 said...

WOW this is wonderful! a terrific collection:)

1/21/2012 8:41 PM  
Blogger la Marmotte said...

yessss ;-)

1/22/2012 9:11 AM  
Blogger mary e said...

love this and i did spot the diaper pin...used the exact same pink duck pin on my daughter. made me smile/ :<)

1/22/2012 10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

25 pesetas :)!

1/22/2012 12:42 PM  
Blogger FIONA said...

Such an amazing collection of memories and stories !...and love the little duck-pin :)

1/22/2012 12:46 PM  
Anonymous elizabeth said...

I have the same pink duckie diaper pin! How fun to know someone else has a saved one. I showed it to a friend some time back and she marveled at the concept of cloth diapers. But, then, she also thought my black-and-white baby pix were "so retro!" ....ooh, feelin' old now!

1/22/2012 1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also spot a swiss ski pin(first tray) that your father must have received after succeeding the ''bronze test''.
I love your drawing.

1/22/2012 10:00 PM  
Blogger Tamra said...

Next to the hot pepper. How funny, but my family is from Ocala...actually Mt. Dora area. Enjoy your time!

1/23/2012 7:01 AM  
Blogger Sara'Le Beri said...

Inspiring picture. I feel that every piece in that box have a story, what needs to be told.
My favourite one is the shell.

1/23/2012 9:44 AM  
Blogger La Tulipe said...

I feel much in common with your father. Feather, shells ... that we find in you.
I hope that my words are OK to explain my feeling.
XO from France

1/24/2012 10:58 AM  
Blogger Helmi said...

Great post, thanks for sharing. Enjoy the time together with your dad!

1/24/2012 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Hanna said...

I was deeply touched when reading this post. My father and I lost contact twenty years ago. Just before Christmas I got a call from one of my cousins telling me that my father past away. When going true his belongings I found a lot of things and photos from my childhood. He kept it all. Things I made for him, letters I wrote and photos. The first ten years of my childhood my father and me was a real team, but after divorcing my mother he begun drinking heavily. The alcohol destroyed his once great and loving personality and I lost him.

My father was an artist just like yours.

2/02/2012 1:58 AM  
Blogger Louise Dalton said...

Your Father's trays are beautiful! I turned some printer's trays into a coffee table for Mum and Dad, with a removable glass topping, and they have a lovely collection of family and historical treasures, and little curios. X

2/04/2012 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

WOW! what lovely memories in a little box. A great source of inspiration. I love your banner!!!and the little scripture reference. : )

2/05/2012 5:12 PM  
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