Beginning today I am starting a fun weekly show and tell of sorts. Tuesdays will be treasure day here on A Simple Breath. Every Tuesday a photo and perhaps a short accompanying story will be posted featuring a lovely little treasure that has made it's way into my life. Tuesday's Treasures will be a small, little reflection of simple joys. Feel free to join along with me each Tuesday by including your link below!
This is my great-grandmother, Florence's work basket. I never had a chance to meet my great-grandmother as she passed away six months before I was born. This work basket was the one that was with her in her final years. I imagine her sitting there in the evening, listening to music or a program on television, quietly stitching or doing handwork of one kind or another. This basket has many stories to share I'm sure!
My grandma inherited this work basket after her mother passed. This basket set untouched beside a recliner in my grandma's front room for the past thirty years. I am embarrassed to say I had never even noticed it before. And believe me when I say my grandma's was like a second home to me, it still is. So it seems crazy to me that I never even noticed it before. It hid in plain sight, I guess.
This Christmas my grandma gifted this lovely work basket to me and all that it contained. How special I feel to be able to hold the things she held. To see what little things she kept her hands busy with each quiet evening.