Thursday, December 03, 2009

a pink Christmas

Mamaw Bean loved pink. She loved pink when pink wasn't hip & cool like it is today. So when Randy's Aunt Evelyn (Mamaw Beans' daughter) passed away several years ago I volunteered to do her Estate sale. And that is when I discovered Mamaw Beans love of all things pink.

You see after Mamaw died, her daughter Evelyn took most of her things. Randy's Dad took very little. Remember, I got her Pyrex nesting bowl set when we married 30 years ago. Anyway, for six weeks I drove from Tempe to Youngtown 4-5 times a week to sort and weed through Mamaw Bean & her daughter Evelyn's possessions, in preparation for the estate sale. They were both collectors, so it was daunting to say the least. But also a peek into the lives of these very strong, independent women.

I remember the day I came upon these sweet Christmas decorations. And I smiled as I knew that these must be Mamaw Beans. They were pink.

I found myself so drawn to her collections, these delicate treasures. I had to keep them in the family. They were a part of my husbands heritage. They tell a story, one that I didn't know. But wish I had.
Maybe this year I will find a way to display these little gems. I'll keep you posted.

*** Thanks to my dear husband for my Christmas banner!


NanAZ said...

Love the banner and the ornaments! I have just 2 or 3 vintage ornaments from my grandmother. She had so many grandchildren that when she died, the aunts decided to give each grandchildren a couple of them. I also need to find a way to display them. Maybe under one of my glass domes ? I'm sure you'll come up with a perfect spot for yours.

Karen said...

I love your banner! And those heritage Christmas pieces are wonderful and so sweet. What a gold mine. I would not have been able to see them myself.
Have a blessed day!
Ladybug Creek

Amy T Schubert said...

I LOVE the vintage ...

kristen said...

I would love a tree full of vintage ornaments:)

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

What a treasure trove!