Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mementos from the past

Terri Reed here madly writing to finish a book by my deadline. Its been a trial to write during the holidays. I can't believe its already 2015.  27 years ago this coming May I married my college-sweetheart. We lived in Sacramento at the time and had our wedding in an old Victorian home near old town Sacramento. The place where so pretty and I felt like a princess.
Recently I unearthed my cake topper from a box in the garage. Its a music box, I think it played Here comes the Bride, however, its broken. I had it painted so that the bride would have red hair and the groom dark. Now that I've recovered it from the depths of my garage it sits on a shelf in my kitchen along with the tea cups my mother and a dear friend gave me which has started a tea cup collection.

Do you keep mementos from special occasions in your life?  How about collections? 
I never set out to collect tea cups, but I love tea so it seems appropiate.



Jackie Smith said...

Hi Terri,
I don't exactly collect things, but do cherish the pieces my deceased Mom, made in ceramics. My daughter has some of them, too.

Happy New Year!

Keli Gwyn said...

What a cute cake topper! I like that you had it painted to more closely resemble you and your groom.

I didn't realize you used to live in Sacramento, Terri. I'm just up the hill in Placerville. :-)

Jennifer said...

I tend to collect playing cards only because they remind me of my dad and how we used to play games all the time.
Hi Terri, Jackie and Keli!

Terri Reed said...

Jackie, I have a bright pink crotched poncho that I wore for years as kid that my grandma made. I couldn't get my daughter to wear it because it was pink. LOL.

Keil, I live in Oregon now but grew up in Sonora and then moved to Sacramento to go to college. I drove through Placerville regularly and would stop at the A&W there for root beer floats.

Jennifer, what a nice what to remember your father. I

Shirley said...

I love that you found your cake topper. I still have the topper from my wedding cake, but it is seriously over 27 years old! I collect tea cups and tea pots too. I also collect bells and nativities. I have a baker's rack in my living room with my nativities on it. They say up year-round.