As I mentioned, we spent the weekend at a cabin at Shuswap Lake which has been in the family for many years.
The furnishings are a reminder of years gone by...a bedroom suite that was in the master bedroom of the home I grew up in...a leather couch from the sixties...a amber pole lamp from 1967...the old hi-fi stereo...
...and quilts and blankets which once graced the beds of my mother's home. The ecru bedspread was hand knit by my mom...I can't even imagine how long that would have taken.
I think of the cabin as a 'family museum' of sorts. The artwork of the ages hangs on the walls...a reminder of days gone by. Each piece comes with a story or a memory.
On one of the bedroom walls hangs this lovely black velvet painting from the sixties. I remember it well...and enough time has passed that it's actually starting to look OK once again. I must have really liked it at that time...since it was my choice. I bought it for my parents for Christmas the first year that I had an income...I worked part-time after school.
This piece of art was handmade by my sister, Bev...a gift for my mom many years ago. It was made with a technique called Scherenschnitte...scissor cuts.
On another wall is a beautiful sketching of a cougar...done by my talented cousin, Pat. It was a gift for mom and dad one Christmas.
This oil painting hung on the walls of my childhood home...rather suitable that it has now found a home at the cabin by the lake.
On another wall is a quilted hanging...made by my sister, Kathy.
One of mom's needlework pieces hangs in the living room...next to a wall mural portrait of our family taken ten years ago.
After mom passed away, the decision was made to send many of the family 'keepsakes' to the cabin. Now every visit to the cabin is like a walk through the past...a pleasant walk it is!
Mom has been gone for eight years...but her handwritten reminder for those who use the cabin remains. It's somehow fitting to have a few instructions in mom's script posted on the wall of the family hermitage.
It's always fun to return to the cabin and take that little trip down memory lane...so I'm glad it is in good hands. Thanks to you, Dot & Mary Ellen, for looking after the family treasures.
Have a wonderful day!