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 .

32 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.

Anorina @SameliasMum 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.

RobynLouise 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

Anonymous 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

Anonymous said...

such a gorgeous watch and a touching story with it Clare

Kelly Casanova 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 @ Shabby Art Boutique 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 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.

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