Tuesday, 12 February 2013

tuesday treasures

It's tuesday treasures time again....
this week I have some traditional treasures. These items are traditional crafts from the region of Italy that my dad comes from. We did live in his home town for a year when I was young.  A lot of dad's history has been lost now with his illness and it makes the little things that remind me of him even more treasured.
Mum bought me these plates when she and dad went for a holiday back home about 20 odd years ago. I was so excited when mum bought them for me.
the painting style is a traditional folk style. I have a dinner set and set of jugs in this style too. the dinner set only comes out for special occasions as they wouldn't be easy for me to replace any broken bits.
These two plates hang in my kitchen.
the rough translation for the first plate is.
Peace, a fireplace and love make every newlywed a king...
the second...
to have peace, listen and be quiet...
they are written in Friulano, my dad's dialect. They remind me of the words that he can't say any more.

these little slippers are part of traditional costume type clothing.
these are little mini's mum bought me as a souvenir. They are lovely black velvet with wool embroidery.

these are a life size pair that belonged to my nana, never worn but treasured all the same. They are too small for me but are lovely to look at and treasure.
thanks for sharing my tuesday treasures!

Only a few more sleeps till the Mill Rosie gathering in Ballan.
Can't wait....hope the rest of the week goes fast.
cheers
marina

21 comments:

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your treasures are so special Marina, such lovely memories of your family heritage and I love the sayings, especially the first one as I so appreciate having a fireplace.

shez said...

lovely treasures Marina,see you soon.xx

Shirley said...

There is much sadness with your beautiful treasures but you are keeping your dads memories alive with telling your stories of happier times.

Carin Aschan said...

Lovely memories of both yours and your dad`s life!

Susan said...

I know what you mean about the small things holding the memories and stories, they are very special treasures.

Mistea said...

Beautiful treasures.
Love the little shoes, they are gorgeous.
Enjoy

wilma oud said...

Wat een mooie en kostbare herinneringen! Groeten Wilma

Briar Rose said...

They are beautiful Treasures marina,and must hold lovely memories, thank you for sharing them with us.R.

Melody said...

Beautiful treasures and pieces of family history shared for TT . Thank you so much for playing along.

Elyte said...

Lovely memories Marina.

katherine said...

Its wonderful to have such treasures to help remind us of those we love and the people they were. Enjoy the get together on Saturday too.

Fiona said...

Oh what lovely treasures.... the work in those plates is amazing... and I know you allow J to feel like a king ALL the time.. not just newlywed time?? How lovely are those slippers, I would so be cinderella's ugly sister and try to fit in them! Gorgeous ... and have a lovely Mill Rose gathering... I will listen out for all the giggles!
Hugz

Josie said...

Your treasures are beautiful! The plates are gorgeous and the slippers just beautiful. I'm so sorry to hear that your Dad is not himself. It's good that you have such lovely things to remind you of him. Hugs.....

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love your treasured plates Marina and such a beautiful reminder of your heritage and your Dad's language. Exquisite slippers too. Thank you for sharing them. I loved them and their story. Hugs xx

Lib said...

Lovely reminders of your heritage, Marina.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Oh those plates are so lovely, especially love the sayings on them.

Some lovely family treasures shared.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Christine M said...

Lovely treasures, Marina. I love your Nana's slippers.

elliek said...

What beautiful memories. Love the second saying.

Karen said...

Wonderful treasures Marina!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

Hi Marina, thanks for visiting my blog. What treasures indeed!
You certainly have been busy this year already,

Jindi's Cottage said...

Gorgeous treasures...beautiful plates and the slippers are exquisite, so lovely to have reminders of your heritage...