Saturday, July 12, 2008

Pink Saturday

Beverly at "How Sweet the Sound" is hosting Pink Saturday and there are over fifty people celebrating!

This clay flower was made by my great grandmother. She left a very comfortable life in England and ended up living alone in a small log cabin in the Canadian wilderness with five kids. It was not an easy life. She built a kiln herself and would make things like this or plates, little frogs etc. I admire that even though life tried to knock her over, she didn't give up on it.



This little flower is also special to me because the women on my mother's side of the family were all either musicians, painters, potters or artists of some kind all the way back to the 1700's. I feel that they left me a heritage, that we have much in common, and if we were all in the same room I think we'd find each other to be kindred spirits.

16 comments:

Beverly said...

Shayla, this is just lovely. I think you and the women in your family truly share a kindred spirit.

I'm so glad you shared this story with us.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Joy said...

Loved your story and the piece that went along with it. How fortunate to have something so significant.

Dawn said...

What a great treasure you have there. The rose is just so beautiful!!! Your story of your great grandmother was very sweet. I also posted about my great grandmother today!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Take care,
Dawn

Tracy said...

What a great artistic hertiage you come from...I love this rose...she must have been made of very strong stuff. And making her own kiln! Thanks for you lovely, gentle, heart-felt post today, Shayla! ((HUGS))

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous heritage for an artist to have. This pink rose is just gorgeous, and I love the story about it. What an inspiration. Oh, I got so caught up in your story I almost forgot why I came here...Happy Pink Saturday. Karen

Jeanne said...

Shayla, What a pretty rose and the history behind it is a wonderful sentiment. Oh, and it is pink!

Happy pink Saturday

Jeanne

suesue said...

what a wonderful legacy-she must have been quite a woman! have a great pink day, suesue

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Shayla!

Happy PINK Saturday! What a sweet handmade flower that your Grandmother made! A keeper forever!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Anne Fannie said...

What a sweet rose and knowing it once belonged to your grandmother makes it even more precious!
It was nice meeting you on Pink Saturday!
Love, Ann

Dana said...

What a touching post and what a special treasure you shared with us! You just pretty much made my Pink Saturday!

Robyn said...

Exquisite! How wonderful it would be to meet up with all the artistic women in your family going way back to the 1700's. Food for thought.

Margie said...

What a beautiful flower and family heirloom. Things like that are positively priceless. Thank you for sharing your story.

picciolo said...

what a lovely story, a real piece of history
: )

Shirl said...

Hello, I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits. What a cute post, I loved your story and the rose!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

M.Kate said...

It is beautiful and even more so when it's special to you. Hugs always :)

kate said...

Lovely story Shayla. It resonates...