The theme for Corner View this week is
"A Box of Tricks."
The intention was for each of us to interpret that any way
This should be an interesting week!
I have two suitcases that I keep full of special 'stuff'.
This suitcase was mine when I was a little girl a long time ago.
You can see the age not only in the metal but also in the design of the latches.
Inside these two suitcases I keep clothes, scarves, aprons, and jewelry.
Some were mine; some were my mother's, some were my daughter's,
and some of all three were made by my mother.
The old blue suitcase from my childhood has special lacy-type
tissue paper, a bag of potpourri, and two pages of explanation
on top of the clothes and other treasures.
My daughter had hours
of fun with these.
Some of the items came from trips
her father's parents took
all over the world.
The vests and hat in these two photos
are examples of those.
of a play outfit that she wanted
and received as a gift.
Note to daughter (who reads my blog), "Sara correct me
if I'm wrong."
This dress was part of a princess outfit my mother made
for my daughter for Halloween.
There is a cape and wand that go with it.
(Mom made the wand too.)
They are shown in the last two photos.
at my high school my senior year. We senior
girls danced around the May Pole. I think we
were in a girls' club of some sort headed by
the eccentric English teacher Mrs. K.
Here is a glimpse of some scarves.
I actually put some back in my closet;
they are back in style!
Here is an over view before I folded everything back up
and put them away in the suitcases.
There is much more that I didn't 'highlight'.
gave Sara to play with. I'm fairly
sure mother was
responsible for turning
my blue suitcase into
a treasure case for
my daughter to play
Sara liked to dress up in my mom's
and my dresses and pretend to
be a secretary or a business woman.
There were high heels and purses too, but they have disappeared.
My middle granddaughter is shown playing dress-up.
She spent five days with me last summer.
One afternoon I surprised her
with my suitcases of tricks and treasures.
The trick part is being able to 'become'
anyone you want to be.
The treasure part is that each item
has a special significance and memory.
The cape and wand in these pictures
belong to that one dress that mom made Sara.
Addy Jane at 3 years of age.
The heels are princess ones.
I hope you enjoyed my interpretation.
Thank you mlle paradis for choosing this fun theme.
Thanks to Francesca for showcasing everyone's.
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