07 December, 2009

My Place and Yours - Wherever I Lay My Hat

Oh wow, these Theme Queens for the memes are coming up with some beauties really! They seem to be getting quite difficult. I have been pondering the current theme all weekend.

You remember the drill! Myrtle & Eunice picked this weeks theme. Check out her blog for more info on the theme but briefly Tania said ...

"What are the treasures in your house that signify ‘home’? Is there anything that reminds you of a childhood, a life overseas, a loved one? Is there a blanket you always curl under, a teapot that brews the perfect cuppa? Do you have a ‘Droopy Dog’ like that one above – a twelfth birthday present who fits perfectly in the crook of a sleeping kid’s arm and who may or may not have ventured to Europe in a backpack, ahem, three times? "

Well one I did think of was my address book, & although it is cute, I figure an address book is an address book! I think when we move in a month, that will really make me think about what my "HAT" is.

I decided my main thing would have to be Juneau our dog. If we moved overseas ever, she would have to come. I couldn't leave her here that is for sure. For all the hassle to take her I would do it without a second thought. She is my furry kid & I won't leave the non-furry kid behind so why would I leave the furry one behind. Nah-uh, aint gonna happen! But I'm not moving anywhere but down the road! lol

hmmm.... anything you can do...

I can do better!

I have just now decided that I really need to add my copper pots & stuff. These things were handmade at my Opa's (grandfather) business. It was a small family business that created handcrafted copperware. It was huge in the 80's, not so huge in the 90's anymore when unfortunately we had to see it close. Opa started it off himself in the backyard & it soon turned into something that all the tourists were stopping to see. The coaches doing a tour of the state would stop in. At times there would be 3 or 4 coaches outside all at once. (many of you may have had relies that came home with a little piece of our stuff!) The coach touring industry dropped off a lot in favour for hire cars & although the car tourists also stopped it wasn't quite enough in the end! Oh well, all good things must come to an end. I used to work all my school holidays there. I got my first pay packet there at about 7 or 8 years old! lol Slave labour I know! But right until I was 16 I worked there in my school holidays. After I left school I actually ended up working there full time & did so for 10 years! That's long! I used to also hand beat, weld, grind, press.

I have a few of the pieces left but mostly they are packed up in the roof. These are the last few things I have around the house due to lack of space. The big jug is one Opa made, as is the cow bell. The second pic is a hanging basket that he didn't make, but you may be able to see the little dots on it which is the hand beaten dots. The 2 jugs are also handbeaten but in long lines rather than the dots. The last pic is another put thing that Opa made. It is a good size for a planter. Although I don't have them all out I don't think I would ever part with them as they really are a part of who I am I guess & my family history. As a kid we spent many a day at Opa & Oma's. I wish I had a pic of him to put on here, but I don't have a scanner to include one. Oh well, maybe another time...

So there you have it. Not very interesting really. Not like some of the other things that people have! It's really fun reading these others to see what people treasure! Check them out over at Pip's place again! Make sure you grab a cuppa as you will be there a while! Oh & while there, watch Bert & Ernie too, just for old times sake! Hehehehehehehe....

Feels like home to me, feels like home to me,
Feels like I'm on my way back where I come from.
Feels like home to me, feels like home to me,
Feels like I'm on my way back where I belong.
Feels Like Home To Me - Bonnie Raitt


Redness said...

Yep I had to ponder for a bit too. Your post is totally gorgeous ;)

Tania said...

Yep, totally get those choices. I also have treasure made by my Pa – old wooden whisk moulds. No, there is no way you would work out what they are even when you see 'em, but they are so beautifully crafted, I treasure them and enjoy keeping people guessing!

Pip Lincolne said...

Wow. Those pots and coppery things are really beautiful. How ace that you have those! Puppy and the poppet are pretty terrific too, though! x