Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesdays Treasures

I wear this treasure of mine every day .
My beautiful watch originally was given
 to my great Auntie Olive
in 1915 by her then fiance , before he left for war .
Sadly he never came home .

Short and sweet from me today .

Come along and play .

31 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sad story Clare, but a beautiful treasure..

marina said...

How sad. It makes is even more of a treasure.

Janice said...

He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten while his watch is worn. You are privileged to be given such a precious item.

Samelia's Mum said...

Yes a sad story. Truly a treasure. Going to join you in Tuesday Treasures today methinks :-)

Sue said...

How lovely that you can continue to wear the watch and remember their love for each other.

Liesl said...

What a beautiful treasure. It must be very special indeed to still be ticking after 95 years.

Robyn said...

Clare, what a lovely memory to have - their love for each other. You've just reminded me I have Great Grandma's rose gold watch put away somewhere. Think I need to ask some more details about it from my Mum. I love Tuesday Treasure's as it always reminds me of another treasure I have that I've forgotten about :D! Off to take photos of a few things now and actually participate this time.

Liz said...

Clare--What a wonderful treasure.A reminder of so many things. True love,family , the sacrifice of war.
A real treasure.

Sue-Anne said...

What a special watch. It is beautiful and I love that it has a special story attached to it, even though a bit sad.

Allie said...

Oh Clare what a BEAUTIFUL treasure!

ittybittyandpretty said...

gosh it looks so familiar..pretty sure my sister has my grandmothers watch that looks like that from around the sme time.
thanks for sharing.
xxrosey

Suzi-q said...

I didn't think I had any treasures to show, but a bit of hunting around and reminiscing of days gone by I found some, thank you for this lovely idea

Linda said...

such a gorgeous watch and a touching story with it Clare

The Handmaden said...

What an honour to be in the possession of a treasure such as this!

Julia said...

Sad story , but a beautiful watch to keep in memory of the fiance.
So lovely that you are able to wear it..
Julia ♥

Kerryanne English said...

That's a beautiful watch Clare and a lovely story too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Mistea said...

Love your watch and the special tale which belongs to it.

Thinking a watch from now wont still be ticking in 100 years time.

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

It is a beautiful watch, and so lovely you know the story behind it.

teresa said...

Lovely post today Clare....such a beautiful treasure for you to have, even though it's such a sad story. Very glad you have it though and keeping the memory so special.xx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

That is a very lovely treasure indeed!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

There is a blog award waiting for you at mine :-)

Posy Linda said...

Very special treasure to you and Aunty Olive. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Clare,
Oh, this really is a great gift and treasure!
How sad but special this story is.
Hugs,
Anna

martine said...

Beautiful treasure and good that you wear it.

Kim D. said...

What a lovely treasure.

Allie said...

I'm not too late, lol - it's still Tuesday here!

Jindi's Cottage said...

A true treasure ... and how wonderful that it is still used and loved every day.

Carol said...

Really a true treasure... But the watch is really cool will surely remind u of him whenever you wear it..

Indigo Blue said...

I have signed up,I hope that I am not too late. I shall catch next Tuesday in time.
A lovely watch and even more preciousbecause of the sad story that is linked to it.
I have a couple of treasures to show. Your blog banner has a similar style era I think.
Thank you for sharing this.
x

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

I think it is wonderful that you treasure and use this heirloom. My paternal grandparents were married in 1915. I wish i had ask them what it was like living as young marrieds during WWI. How sad your aunt lost her young man. I hope that she found happiness with another.

Melody said...

I love this story , so romantic and so very sad.
I'm really looking forward to adding my little treasures to my blog, what a wonderful idea. Not sure how I'll go - I've only been blogging for two days.