Ten days left of the August Break, hosted by Susanne Collins. Today's photo prompt is 'treasures'.
In this picture are some small items I treasure:
My favourite photograph of the boys and me, taken a few years ago. I love it because I have my arms round them both, squeezing them tight.
A photograph of the boys on Jacob's 5th birthday. I love their closeness in the photograph, and the way Isaac is looking at Jacob.
A photograph of a very plump me as a baby, resplendent in home knits and white tights, with my dad.
A small, heavy, ugly brass boot. This belonged to my paternal granny. It used to have more detail on it, including a small shield and a mouse. The mouse was gradually rubbed away over many years of vigorous weekly polishings. I think the shield met the same fate; it was rubbed into submission and eventually dropped off.
Two champagne corks from my 50th birthday. If we ever have a bottle of champagne, or fizz, I keep the cork, and write the date and occasion on it (cork is a very receptive surface to ball point pen). I keep them in a two large Kilner jars. Periodically the boys and I tip the jars out and go through them.
Silver bookmark, a precious gift given to me by Isaac on my 50th birthday.
My wedding ring; traditional, plain, simple.
Silver and green tourmaline ring, given to me by Derek for my 40th birthday.
Button shaped stones, gathered from beaches in Northumberland during summer holidays when the boys were younger. They usually sit in a small horn bowl (from here,) on the mantlepiece.
Very few of these items are of monetary value, and I am not sure if they would be defined as treasures in any dictionary, but they are very precious indeed to me.
I would love to know what objects you treasure.