I'm trying hard to shake off my shadows so decided to do a double posting today.I bought a real lost treasure on ebay recently and it arrived in the mail this week. It is an old Christmas card album. Sadly at some time it has been water damaged and shows signs of age also. However, inside there are real treasures to behold. I don't care that the album cover has damage or that some pages show age markings or even that some of the cards are a little grubby in places. You can see the damage to the cover in this photograph. (It must have been so beautiful when it was new)
I got really excited when I saw this bundle of old letters tied up with string. That handwriting is just so gorgeous. Sadly only two of the envelopes contained letters. (the others were just empty envelopes) The letters that were there had been written by a soldier in WW11 home to his mother. His handwriting amazed me and although it felt a little odd to be reading someone else's mail it was a fascinating peek into a bygone era. I did feel a little sad that the treasures belonging to the original owner had been somehow cast aside. I can only think she had no family for them to be handed down. I am glad they were rescued long enough for me to be able to buy them on ebay. They will surely be cherished in my lifetime.
wishing you sunshine in your shadows
Sunshine in my shadows
Welcome to sunshine in my shadows. This blog is my space to share all the stuff that makes up my every day life. Family, friends, crafts, recipes, books and all the little things that add 'sunshine to my shadows'. We all have a sprinkling of sunshine and an equal sprinkling of shadows in our lives. Hopefully you will find more sunshine than shadows to read about here and on the days when shadows fall, know that the sunshine is peeking just around the corner!