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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Little Things mean a Lot



One hundred years ago,  a simple little farmhouse stood on this piece of land. Earlier than that, Native Americans (Indianer) used the area around our pond as a meeting place.  The simple farmhouse was abandoned and permission was given for our local volunteer fire department to use the structure for fire practice. 




So, it is not unusual for us to find a few artifacts now and then.




Yesterday, Gene brought in a little treasure to show me.  He found it at the edge of our pond.  It was filled with mud.


Gene filled it with little white snowdrops...to keep me company while I was painting tiles for a new client

Little Things mean a Lot

Gina  


10 comments:

  1. If Gene's find could only talk, I'm sure it would be able to share some interesting stories! And it's beautiful to boot!

    I am continually reminded — as one who has always loved putting collections together — that our treasures will outlast us, and that we are but curators. And still, I'd like to think that our love for such things ensures them a better future. Your bottle certainly has a fresh, new life.

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  2. Yes, little things mean most of it! Well, at least for me it's authenticity that counts.

    Liebe Gina, ich weiss, dass Du mein komisches English verstehst!
    Lieben Gruss nach Utah und unbekannterweise an Gene.
    karin

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  3. Dear Mark, beautifully said. Thank you so much for your very thoughtful comment.

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  4. Dear Karin, I know exactly what you mean. Your English is excellent. Und shoenen Gruss auch an deine Familie.

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  5. What a treasure. We only find pieces of glass or tiles.

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  6. Oh Gina it is the little things and if only that bottle could talk; the stories it would tell!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  7. Dear Francesca, I would LOVE to find little pieces of Italian tiles.

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  8. Dear Karena, Most of all I would have liked to been there to see what was in the bottle originally and who used it.

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  9. I love the history of your piece of land, and love this bottle - you're absolutely right, how these 'ordinary' little things become our treasures. The best part of this story, though, is Gene's filling it with flowers for you!

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  10. Dear Karen, I am so lucky, been married for 46 years and Gene still surprises me with these lovely gestures.

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