Treasures I found
Just a quick post today to show you some things I acquired in Germany.
My dad gave me this feather. It’s not just any feather, nope! It’s an antique writing feather that has special meaning to our family. It’s the writing feather that my great-grandfather and great-grandmother used on January 23rd 1909 to sign their marriage certificate. Isn’t that so cool?
It’s so special that they were able to safe it through 2 world wars, especially since they almost lost everything in the second world war.
The date is engraved into the gold part of the feather.
I will cherish this piece of history for sure and pass it along to my kiddos.
Then I bought these two macrame plant hangers at a thrift store. 1 Euro for both, yay!
The second one is a double hanger and I’m not sure what pots to use in it or where to hang it, but hey I had to buy it 😉
I snatched up this old brass fish towel ring from my parent’s guest bathroom.
Sorry dad! It’ll look so good in our powder room though,
And when I came home from Germany,
the hubby surprised me with this amazing massive brass skull.
I love it so so much. I recently spied it over at Emily Henderson’s HERE
and can you spy it in the following photo?
Such a great Craigslist find, don’t you think so?
For now it’s just leaning on my sideboard. Oh where to put it??
That’s it for today. Short and sweet!
Oh my word, that feather is the neatest thing. I love it and what a treasure for sure.
WOW! that brass skull is amazing! i found a GIANT one way over my budget last year but had to walk away. and the feather is so special! oh and i have that towel ring- just been saving it for when i redo my bathroom one day.
Family heirlooms are so special. Such a beautiful feather to display in your home. Love your brass towel ring too. Your husband is so sweet to surprise you with the brass skull.
Love the feather and the skull. Can’t wait to see what you do with everything.
Man, this makes me wish I had used something fancier than a ball point pen for our wedding. Such an awesome piece!
Treasure, indeed! That’s the best. thing. ever.
All great treasures, but wow that feather is beautiful and sentimental. How did they store/display it all of this time?
oh, wow–what amazing finds! I LOVE that feather–it’s always best when family heirlooms also happen to be beautiful ;). And that skull!
That is so incredibly cool! What a special memento for your family. Love the towel ring, and I think you need to mount the skull right over that mirror!
The feather is beautiful and so special. What a wonderful treasure to have from your family. I used to make those macramé hangers back in the day – I wish I still had them…what goes around comes around. The brass skull is pretty amazing and how sweet of your husband. Where in the world would you look for something like that on CL? I would love to know. Love your blog.
I just search for brass items Debbie and see what comes up. That’s how I found it.
And thanks so so much
I love the history behind the feather and it is just so beautiful with all the dots and the gold. Love all your other finds as well. The gold skull is fantastic!!
Was your husband shopping for brass animals on CL while you were gone?? This sounds too good to be true. The feather is definitely my favorite though – really exquisite and so special.
Such great finds! I love that your husband scored the brass skull for you while you were away! Very sweet of him 🙂
Wow! That feather is gorgeous on its own, but it’s significance is just incredible. I love that story! So sweet!!
That feather story gave me goosebumps. What a wonderful piece of family history to have.
Your feather and the story behind it is amazing! Family heirlooms are so very special.
Love these finds, especially that towel ring!!
absolutely love it, Julia! And if you ever get tired of it…it will be safe with me…no worries! Haha! XO
You have got your hands on some really great treasures, Julia…and that skull…I wish my hubby would surprise me too-haha..Have a great week!