Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Family Heirlooms

 I finally finished up the commission for Gena's family heirlooms. If you family members are looking at my blog, I won't tell you who gets which house, I'll let Gena tell you. But they are all wonderful and I will tell you that she put a lot of thought into who she wanted to give each one to and which house would get which item. This wasn't just a random selection! If you are new to my blog, this is a commission I recently got from one of my customers. These items are from her grandmother's old house and she is giving these houses to brothers, aunt, father, uncles, and grandmother. I would love to be there when each of you get your house!!
 I have been so honored to work on this project and I am so pleased at how great each one of them turned out, They each have their own personality and each have a story. I wish I had a project like this every month. This is really what I would like to spend my time doing. So send me your treasures, I'll make you a house! Or, I have lots of treasures here if you just want one of those:)
Here are the photos of the finished pieces, enjoy....
finial from the house


keys from the house and grandfather's knife sharpening stones
bed finial and spigot from house
kitchen door knob

grandfather's wrench and hard cider opener
grandmother's vase and house finial

The End.

23 comments:

Kelly said...

Omigod I love them all!

Tracey Broome said...

Me too, Kelly. I just emailed Gena and said she can't have them after all :)

Trish said...

I feel the love in/from those pieces, Tracey..

Lori Buff said...

These are so awesome, and what a wonderful way to honor the family and it's history.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Trish, there is definitely a lot of love in these. Lots of good energy, just what I needed today!!

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Lori, thanks! It is a great way to honor and preserve a family's history. So glad I got to be a part of it!!!

Laura Farrow said...

man, those totally rock! whoooohooo!!

Tracey Broome said...

Yeah, they are sooooo pretty, I hope she doesn't like them so they can stay with me. haha! I need a few more houses in here :)

Jerry said...

The words, pictures and emotions of this post all give me the warm fuzzies! Job well done.

Scott Garrett said...

They're brilliant Tracey! What a great project this has been, I'm sure there'll be more to follow. I think I'll have the spigot one... no... the vase and finial... no, hang on...

cookingwithgas said...

Oh nice- very ,very nice...spot on!

Tracey Broome said...

thank you kindly :)

JUDI TAVILL said...

So great... While creating your own art you have cracked open a door to a very interesting business...
Ride on Tracey!

Dennis Allen said...

Excellent.

Tracey Broome said...

Yes, new business! Bring it on!!!!

Hannah said...

What a wonderful project. How can they not be loved.

Jorgelina said...

They are sooooo pretty.
Wonderful project.

Tracey Broome said...

thank you all for your wonderful comments!!! I know this will make Gena happy :)

Gena said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did!! You are amazing and talented and gifted and sweet.Each house is unique and beautiful. My family will be thrilled- especially Nanny who will be 97 this year.

Amy said...

simply WOW! excellent photographs too. Thanks for sharing!

Cat's Ceramics said...

That is such a cool idea! What a inventive and thoughtful way of keeping and sharing lovely family heirlooms x

Tracey Broome said...

Gena, did you rally like them :) thank you, so glad you think they are great!
Thanks Amy and Cat!!!

handstories said...

these are so amazing. what a wonderful way to hold memories. particularly love the doorknob. showed them to my husband-( hint, hint).