Friday, January 8, 2010

A Picture and A Jar



This is the picture that hangs next to the french doors.  I believe it is of Multnomah Falls in Oregon, the falls are along the Columbia River Gorge.   Far Guy and I have been there.  There is a beautiful stone bridge part way up and you used to be able to walk over it..not anymore.  Our daughter Jen got to walk up there one year before it was closed.  The stone bridge which was built in 1914 is not in this picture, nor is the log bridge that was there before the stone bridge.  I purchased this picture at a garage sale, my cousin from Washington was clearing out some of her "stuff"...it is slightly damaged..and I thought about repairing it.  I stopped myself..I decided I like it just the way it is.  Like I said..I believe it to be Multnomah..it might be someplace different.  Whatever.. I thought it was worth two dollars.  One day I had a hammer in my hand..and a nail and I hung it up.   It kinda sticks out like a sore thumb next to the door..until I find a better spot for it..I guess it will stay there.


This is an old cookie jar made by the Hocking Glass Company.  It was my maternal grandmothers and I am sure that it used to have a silver colored label that said "Cookies" ..my parents inherited it..and they gave it to me one year for Christmas.


I used to collect Depression Glass, one year when we were visiting Far Guys sister in Indiana..we drove over to Lexington,  Kentucky and visited Gene Florence's shop..he is like the premiere authority on depression glass in the United States.  We got to meet his Mother that day.. she was a doll!  I have some of his books.  I have been out of the depression glass loop for a long time.  I still pick up a piece from time to time..as both Far Guy and I have our favorite sets which we collect and they will someday go to our daughters..Mine to Trica and Far Guys to Jen.


What is in the jar?  I figured that someone would be curious..my Mother gave me these socks, they were knit by my paternal grandmother for me before I was born.  I put them in the jar along with a note.  One day I went wild with post it notes and wrote the who and what of some of my "stuff".  I should find a photo of me in these warm socks..and put that in the jar too.  So the old jar is kind of a double memory for me, a grandmother that loved me enough to knit me a pair of socks..but who died before I was old enough to remember her, and another grandmother who lived a long life who I visited with often:)

16 comments:

  1. Your old picture is wonderful, I wouldn't fix it, it's perfect as is.
    I love the story about your socks in the jar, truly heartwarming.
    Sunny :)

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  2. Like the memories today. See what happens when it is so cold outside,you found something that made you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside!

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  3. I love the picture and ooooh that cookie jar! Granny Walden had one just like it on the farm. She always kept it well stocked too! I hadn't thought of that in years. Thanks for knockin' out the old cobwebs and suruuin' up some fond childhood memories!

    Have a great day and may God bless it!!!

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  4. How sweet!
    I love the cookie jar.
    I used to collect Depression glass too. I had a whole set for four of the gold Madrais pattern once.
    I now just have some green and pink pieces here and there...it is so fun to still find a piece at a rummage sale where people don't know what it is.

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  5. I love the socks in the jar, and the connected memories!

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  6. Treasures! I think it is a good idea to include the stories with the pieces. I did that years ago with several pieces, now, when it handed down, they can add to the story.

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  7. Awesome! We saw Multnomah Falls frozen solid - what a sight to see.
    I love the jar, and the socks! Tim's Mother collected glass. We inherited some of it and I don't know anything about it. Some of it may be the real deal and some probably isn't. I just took the ones I thought were pretty. (Then we took what was left over too, to save it from the dump!) Is there a good online resource for learning about it? I'd sure like to know.

    You have some really wonderful memories there, and treasures for your kids someday.

    Emma sends kisses!
    The Duchess

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  8. I love depression glass, but decided I have to stop collecting everything I love. I like that you are soooo organized to make notes for your girls.

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  9. Deffinatly Multnomah falls! I have a bunch of pics of the falls at my website www.tellicoimages.com in the waterfalls section..:-))
    p.s. I really enjoy this blog and the Farside of Fifty Photos blog.

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  10. yes.. It was frozen when I drove by once this winter.

    I have photos of my two granddaughters there this summer... and there still is a stone bridge. We walked on it ??? maybe there was another one??

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  11. I love your memory jar! And such adorable socks.

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  12. I also have notes with all the family heirlooms, in defense against the day I might not be able to remember what belonged to who. But your idea of adding a picture with the note is brilliant. Thanks.

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  13. I've seen jars like that at auctions.......they go for a lot of money;) I've got one a little like it in shape but it's an old coffee jar I've been told. I'd like to learn more about them, what's the book?

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  14. How wonderful! I love that you went wild with post it notes. On my post about MBTI ratings, I notice that we are exactly opposite! (I am ENFP and you are ISTJ.) And we still like each other! I love your posts, Connie, and thanks for all the great pictures.

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  15. I love the cookie jar and the picture. It was wise of you to not try to repair the picture ... it looks better as naturally distressed.

    I am labeling some of my stuff, too, so that the kids will know, when I am gone, what is valuable (to me) and hopefully it will be valuable to them.

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  16. My mom collects green depression glass too. I think she has a jar like yours. The socks are wonderful, and I'm sure a welcome gift for your little toes....You are lucky to have them. Unfortunately, my parents did not think to keep things like that.

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