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« on: January 22, 2005 10:39:24 PM »

I'm really excited about this project.  My mom was cleaning her house and found keys from <i>her</i> grandmother's house.  They were all labeled in my great-grandmother's handwriting (mostly suitcase keys). My mom gave them to me to do something with, but I decided to put them together to give back to her, because I know how much she treasures anything from her grandmother.

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2005 11:04:49 PM »

That is so sweet!
   What neat old keys.  I am so glad they were kept together. Smiley
Is that a star of David?  Good job and idea!
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2005 11:25:59 PM »

That's fantastic! I have all my grandmothers old nursing things (pin, her first contract, her timebook, etc) and I think I will do something like this with those as well. Mum would me thrilled!


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PS love the star of David in the middle. Was that your great nan's as well?
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2005 12:28:38 AM »

That is awesome.  It is so nice you have the tags still on them, it really makes it morespecial.  I  bet your mom loves it.

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2005 11:22:40 AM »

Thank you for all the comments.

It is a Star of David in the center, it was a keychain that was with the keys. It says "Good Luck" and "Mazel".
I haven't been able to give it to my mom yet, because of the stupid snow storm.  Hopefully I'll get over there later today.

Glitterbug--I have my grandmother's and her mother's (on my dad's side) Red Cross pins, as well as parts of nurses uniforms, ID cards, passports.  I would love to do preserve them one day, so I'd love to see how you do it.  I saw an exhibit at Ellis Island by a geneologist researcher and artist.  He would search for family names and put together copies of ship tickets, passenger lists, photos and other memorabilia into a very large frame.  They were beautiful (and very expensive).
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2005 04:21:51 PM »

that is so cool! I want to do something like that in my kitchen...any ideas ?
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2005 06:01:29 PM »

I saw one with corks once...possibly on craftster.  They packed the shadowbox full with them.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2005 09:35:02 PM »

I think vintage spoons would be neat
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2005 09:52:57 PM »

Yeah, spoons!
  I bet you could find some really cool old spoons.
Baby spoons, or old advertising spoons would be
cute. Are those serving spoons?
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2005 10:33:58 PM »

These are Absinthe spoons! Wink
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