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My mom passed away back in 1990 but I have a few great things of hers that remind me of her.
Vintage indeed, this jewelry box belonged to her. It's a Sarah Coventry Jewelry box and there's a special story that goes along with this.
Does anyone remember Sarah Coventry parties? I don't even know if it's still in existence, but they used to be like Tupperware parties only with jewelry.
I'm not sure when it was exactly or how old I was, sometime back in the 60s'.... my mom went to one of those parties and came home with this jewelry box that she won as a door prize. She was SOOOO excited to have won it. And boy, did she use it! Remember clip on earrings? I don't know how women could wear those back then without constant pain, but she had a huge collection of those bug clunky clip-on earrings. Along with pins and heavy necklaces ... all costume jewelry. I remember when I was little, my sister and I would open it up and play dress-up with the jewelry.
My own daughters , when they were younger, have at times, opened up the jewelry box and played with some of the contents.
The box had a certain particular smell ... not a bad smell but a distinctive scent that was contained in and wafted out as the box or drawer was opened.
It's something that I've always associated with my mom and my childhood.
This jewelry box sits on my nightstand beside my bed. It still has that familiar scent in it.
This old cookbook contains memories of my mom too. I got this cookbook as a wedding gift back in 1975. Back in those days we didn't have computers to look up recipes and good, basic cookbooks like this Betty Crocker one, was essential.
I still use this cookbook for basic recipes for pies and cakes and many other things. My mom liked this cookbook of mine and she borrowed it one day, just to read. Mom was a reader ... always had a stack of library books laying around. But anyway, she read my cookbook and wrote little notes throughout, with her own adjustments to the recipes.
In the picture above she wrote in her own pie dough recipe.
My mom made the best turkey stuffing and she didn't add any seasonings to it other than salt and pepper?
My stuffing will never be as good as her stuffing was.
Ahh, the good memories of mom!
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