Significance of the Name

My Blog’s name is a tribute to my Dad & my Husband. My Dad because he used to sing the song to me, "How 'd You Like to Swing on a Star?" It's about reaching for your dreams, you can stay where you are & be safe OR YOU CAN SWING ON STAR. Stars also refer to a difficult night just after my husband died. I was talking to him (I often do.) & said how I missed his "I Love You's". That night he gave me a dream... a gorgeous, bright blue night sky filled with thousands of stars, in the middle the stars formed an "I LOVE YOU"....such a gift on so many levels.

So "follow your own path, & don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Very Special Heirloom.

As you probably know I lost my husband several years ago.

I have been looking at his baby dishes for quite sometime wondering what I can do with them beside keeping them packed away in a box somewhere. 
While visiting one of the many wonderful, creative blogs  out there I saw that one of them had put a collection of baby silver on a tree with ribbon. (I am so sorry I forget which it was so if it's you please leave me a comment and I'll link to you!!)
Inspiration struck! 
I put my own creative version on my inspiration....polished it up, added some of the old vintage tinsel I found at a flea market, some vintage lace and ribbon. I put a vintage ear ring on the top of the display ribbon. 

This is how it turned out.

I didn't have time to do the dish but I found a Christmas picture of Fred and his 2 brothers with their stockings when they were quite young that I plan to put in the center and work from there. This will become another family heirloom for our family to share.
To be continued....I'll show and tell next year.

I am so pleased that we now have an heirloom to be handed down in the family. I am so happy that this will keep his memory for our future generations. I hope to have it engraved after the Holidays are over. If it wasn't for the sharing done by so many wonderful, creative bloggers out there I probably would not have this wonderful heirloom tribute.

Merry Christmas to you all! 
Here's to celebrating so many wonderful memories.

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  1. Beautiful post...a wonderful way to keep his memory alive! Merry Christmas...hugs...Debbie

  2. Absolutely beautiful Shari!!!
    Your special touches...perfection!

    Have a wonderful Christmas,

  3. Shari; How, you just have to find a way to incorporate Fred's "BABY" picture!!!!

  4. What a wonderful way to display your husband's baby items, Shari! They're so charming it WOULD have been a shame to have left them in boxes. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  5. I have my baby cup and spoon and fork, I love the idea of hanging them on the tree, they sit in a box the rest of the year! Happy New Year! karen....