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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

It's finished ...

... the book!
to celebrate her parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary.
After her initial trepidation at picking up a needle,
she found she really enjoyed it.
Photos printed onto fabric, letters and receipts.
Little momentoes ... 
1963 silver sixpences, stamps and a silver horseshoe.
Layered with scraps of lace and ribbon.
Bound in linen and fastened with a golden glass button.
Can she share a few of the pages with you ...
Her pop kept every receipt ...
She borrowed them but didn't tell him why!
The receipt for their wedding cake ...
the receipt for her mum's engagement ring ...
the wedding car receipt and newspaper announcement ...
Confirmation of honeymoon bungalow in Port Isaac, Cornwall ...
They are her King and Queen of hearts ..
So young ...
her mum's early life was troubled, 
but they fell in love,
and it endured.
They are as happy together today, as the day they met.
They have never had much, but they have always had each other.

14th September 1963
Their Golden Day, their Golden Year.










29 comments:

Flaming Nora said...

That is truly beautiful present. I bet there wasn't a dry eye in the house when you gave it to them.

rusty duck said...

A gift from the heart. They will adore it.

nilly said...

Absolutely lovely!
What a caring daughter you are - I'll bet they think their best present is YOU!

Rosemary said...

What a fantastic and very thoughtful gift - only a daughter would do this - I have two sons!!!
I can just imagine their joy when they open it in September, and the smile on your face as you watch them.

YeamieWaffles said...

So glad to see this all finished and looking as perfect as it does, it looks just great, perfect in fact, genuinely flawlessly perfect and your much loved parents are going to adore it. Like Nilly says their favourite gift is most likely having you as a daughter and the time, effort and love put into making this shows that.

the woolly dog said...

That is absolutely beautiful and such a thoughtful present, the most valuable thing we can give people is our time, it will bring back such lovely memories for them.

Angela Richardson said...

A beautiful book and a real treasure to keep.
Well done you!!
Angela.

lemonade kitty said...

I've never seen anything as beautiful as that, it brought a tear to my eye.Thanks so much for sharing, Lucey x

KC'sCourt! said...

Oh Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous! Julie xxxxxxxx

Tammy Chrzan said...

Oh my gosh it's gorgeous!! What a perfect scrapbook!
I love it,
Tammy

ted and bunny said...

that's so beautiful, I shed a little into my cuppa.

greenthumb said...

So very lovely, I bet they love it.

two squirrels said...

Oh to have something so beautiful to celebrate such a wonderful moment in two loved ones lives.......fabric interwoven with memories and heart.....amazing.
Love V

milow said...

This is absolutely beautiful I a just love it, you are so talented x

The Dainty Dolls House said...

This is perfect, so gorgeous!! Love the time taken...great memories xx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

This is just WONDERFUL! :) x

The Faerie Factory said...

Stunning what a wonderful book of memories a very appropriate gift and amazing that your Dad kept every receipt ~ Sarah x

Sopa Azul said...

It is a wonderful idea! Never seen anything like it. It is a great gift. Hugs :D

Kristie Franklin said...

Oh Marina, how sweet ! What a lovely book and one I am sure your mom will shed a few tears over when she sees it! I can't believe your dad kept every receipt! He must be very sentimental.

It just goes to show that you don't have to have much if you have each other! "Sniff, sniff" Fifty years...we've been married 44 years!

Greenorchid said...

What a truly beautiful thing to create for your parents!!
Would love to know how you copied photos onto fabric too. Cx

A Treasured Past said...

It turned out so lovely! They will love it for sure! Congratulations to the happy couple, may they enjoy many more to come :) Tam x

Sorry, I originally missed this post!

Maria said...

~ Mrs VJ, this is soo beautiful! The LOVE and Attention to detail is gorgeous!!! ~ Made from your heart, and you can tell so very much!
~' LOVE is all you need' sprung to mind after reading this lovely post! It really did...Hugs and summer kisses *** Maria x

Barbara said...

What a lovely thing to do! It’s truly beautiful. Your mum and dad will be thrilled when they see it.

amanda peters said...

Wow what a beautiful gift..I would love this..

*Susycottage* said...

How much sweetness in those pages
and what a beautiful job very romantic,
very beautiful!
Susy Love x

Miss Maple said...

A real treasure. Literally!
"They are as happy together today, as the day they met." So many people dream of being able to say that after such a long time

jill said...

Just perfect, it has brought a huge tear to my eye.xx

Carolina said...

My soul is sighing, how romantic post... *:)
Kind regards!

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Priceless..an heirloom to be enjoyed forever and ever....D x