Tuesday, October 5, 2010

tuesday treasures


My treasure this week is this grubby old scrabble board .
My mum has moved into a nursing home and
things from her home have been shared around .
Of great interest was this board .
You probably can't see too well in this photo
but every little space around the board has
been written on .
It became an unspoken rule that the board
itself not be written on but around the outside
was fair game .
It has such silly stuff written like who was the
slowest player , who was the biggest whinger , biggest cheat
or just who was playing that day .
We spent many , many hours playing on this board
and drinking too much tea and laughing so much .
I have 5 sisters and 2 brothers and every one of us
had a great time on the weekend reading
the board and reminiscing .
I was lucky enough to score the treasured board
but I did promise to get it framed and
then we will all share it .
Clearly this board would mean nothing
to anyone else but to my family it is priceless !

We'd love to see your treasures , come and play along .

 

35 comments:

CurlyPops said...

What a wonderful treasure!

fairchildstreet said...

This is beautiful what a lovely idea to have it framed. We were playing scrabble last night such a good game. I am impressed with all the brothers and sisters as I am an only child and always wanted to belong to a big family. Off to work now will check out all treasures later today. Charmaine

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

What a fabulous family memory. I love it!

willywagtail said...

That's sweet. And great that it hasn't fallen apart yet either. My similar treasure is a monopoly game that my brother and I bought for $8 back in the days when we only got 20 - 50 cents pocket money. Cherrie

marina said...

That is so sweet. It definitely looks well loved.

Jo in TAS said...

What a fabulous treasure! When you frame it you could have a few words spelt in the middle with the tiles like your family name or what the board means to you.

Samelia's Mum said...

Fantastic Treasure Clare.
I've added my treasure to your list :-)

BubzRugz said...

Great to have - I love the way there is writing around the edges - what wonderful memories!
Hugz

Rumi said...

There's alot of family love there. Yes, a definite treasure!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic treasure Clare and framing it is a wonderful way to display it...

Sarah said...

What a wonderful treasure to have. I love that you are going to frame it. I have the same set from my grandparents, but it's not got the same personality as yours! Although we already have a new game of it, I just couldn't say no when it was offered to me. The wooden pieces are so nice and natural.

Vicki ♥ said...

It would look fabulous framed and its a special treasure thats for sure :) Love it!

toni said...

Fantastic Clare! We had a family scrabble board just like it, with ivory tiles, but my Grandfather threw it out! He knew he was in DEEP trouble *lol* toni xxx

Selina said...

Now that is a treasure. Just priceless.

Kayly said...

I love this board. What great memories it holds for your family!

nicole said...

the best kind of treasure :D

Robyn G. said...

This is so cool Clare,
My family has many treasured Scrabble memories too and lots of laughter!!
It's a real treasure xx

Allie said...

That is very, very cool - you know people are decorating with old game boards, they're hot stuff in the collecting world! Yours will be perfect framed. And the best part is, the memories every time you look at it.

Sarah Craig said...

What a lovely treasure, Clare! And what a great idea to frame it and pass it around....

Sarah Craig said...

What a lovely treasure, Clare! And what a great idea to frame it and pass it around....

Maria said...

Oh what a wonderful treasure Clare. I have a Scrabble Board like that that was my Mum's.We spent many many hours playing together. Mum would try and use Dutch words. LOL Many happy memories.
There is now a new word game called Banana Grams.

our shabby cottage said...

That would be so sentimental Clare, and I can see your name on the bottom in big blue letters circled in red. So, who was the biggest cheat?

Mistea said...

Priceless for sure.

Thanks for sharing.

Yaya Yarns said...

Jsut a new follower saying Hi!!

mandapanda said...

That is just awesome! It's sad when parenst have to go into nursing homes though. I haven't had this happen yet, thankfully, but my Grandfather and Great-Grandma did, and it was just a sad time. I hope your Mum settles in and learns to enjoy her life there. Family is very important! You shoule frame all the scrabble tiles around the outside too, maybe on the frame itself!
Hugs!!

Sue said...

I love playing Scrabble and I love your old board complete with messages.
I'm playing along again. It's so much fun.

Serenata said...

What a fabulous board, it will look great framed. Very treasured memories.

Thanks for your comment yesterday. I'm a bit uncomfortable, but not too bad in the grand scheme of things.

Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft said...

I love your Scrabble Board, Clare. Such happy memories! You're such a good "writer" too. Your descriptions are great!

Melody said...

This is wonderful, what a fabulous memory of your childhood. I really enjoy your posts.

Janice said...

What fun you must have had over the years and what great memories.

Brianna said...

Your board is so cool! I wish I had those wooden holder, they would look really good on a counter/shelf with different words all the time.

NessaKnits said...

I was away with my mother and father and my two kids "down the farm" this weekend ... not that far from you and got roped into playing "Upwords" with mum as usual!

aracne said...

Hallo, Clare! This is an exciting blog, and I like the Tuesday's Treasures. I am glad that I joined.

Daffycat said...

This is a treasure. I love it, Clare!

Kathy said...

Such a treasured item, and a beautiful story, thankyou for sharing Clare. Have a great day:)
Kathy