Friday, May 25, 2007

# show and tell # spanish shawl

Show and Tell Friday!!!

The wonderful Kelli over at "There's no place like home" has started this friday feature, here's what she had to say:

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, a new antique find, an old love letter. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!
If you would like to join in, all you have to do is post your "Show and Tell" on your blog, copy the post link, come over here and add it to Mr. Linky.
I missed this last week, I had my mother in law visiting and didn't get a chance to come post with you all.

Again this is a treasure I had shared a LONG time ago but none of you were reading my blog back then so I thought I would bring it back and share with you.

It's a handmade silk spanish shawl. It's beautiful all on it's own, but even more so because my grandmother gave it to me. My grandfather (my mom's dad), was a musician, he played guitar for some of the greatest fadistas of Portugal. You can find out more about Fado here.
On one of his trips to Spain, he acquired this Shawl which he gave to my grandmother, and she later on gave to me, years after he had passed away.

Not only is this shawl a gorgeous piece, but the sentiment attached to it is MAJOR. It's like having a small part of my grandfather with me, forever. I first got it in Portugal when I visited my grandmother there, then brought it back home to South Africa, and now to the States. It's one of those items that if the house had to burn down, it would be safely tucked under my arm as I run out the door. :)

It's just gorgeous!


  1. very cool. I love it.

  2. This is very pretty, and reminds me of a piano scarf that my mother has.

  3. What a beautiful legacy from your grandfather.

  4. How beautiful and what a wonderful treasure to have.

  5. I LOVE it. How beautiful.

  6. I can see why this beautiful shawl would be one of your most treasured possessions. The story behind it is very sentimental.
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  7. Oh what a beautiful treasure and memory. I love you saying you'd be running out with it under your arm. I know the sentiment.

  8. It is gorgeous, Sandra and what a wonderful treasure from your special Grandmother!!

  9. Anonymous11:01 AM

    It's beautiful Sandra, I remember it from when you last shared it. A wonderful thing to treasure. Hugs n' love.

  10. Anonymous11:20 AM

    I remember it too. It is so lovely and even more special because of the story and the sentiment!!

  11. Sandra, the shawl is just beautiful. And I love the story behind its sentiment.

  12. Oh! It's beautiful! I love the story behind it, too.

  13. It is just beautiful, all the more so because of the story behind it.

    Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

  14. What a great story and special memories.

    Thanks for sharing and have a blessed weekend.

  15. Very pretty......have a blessed Memorial Day....thanks for taking time to serve our beloved country....I look up to you all.

  16. Wow so pretty. Maybe I can think of something to show next week?

  17. Just beautiful! I can imagine how soft that silk feels.

  18. It IS gorgeous! I love that you have taken it with you everywhere!

    Thank you for sharing it again so we could see it.

  19. Such a beautiful treasure to have...I love the story behind this shawl!! xo

  20. What a beautiful shawl with a beautiful memory.
    Thank you for visiting me.

    ~ Christina

  21. Did you show this before for Treasure Tuesday? It looks familiar, but maybe that was something else...either it's very beautiful and what a treasure to have!

  22. Just beautiful! I really like your latest template look, too. :)

  23. I agree with what everyone else said. The shawl is beautiful. I would be a treasure to have..beings it was a shawl that you grandpa gave your grandma.
    I love to have treasures like these that remind us of our loved ones.

    Have a wonderful Memorial weekend.

  24. When I came over to visit you this morning and saw you'd done four posts since my last visit, it scared me so much I grabbed another cup of coffee. LOL

    That shawl is gorgeous. What a treasure. It's hard to believe it's handmade. All the more reason to cherish it.

    Your recipes sound wonderful. No surprise there. :-)

    And yes ma'am, I'm a little partial to electricity myself. I love candles, but only to scent my home, not to SEE by for pete's sake. LOL

  25. That's definitely a beautiful item! Thanks for telling us the story behind it! I hope that you're doing well, Sandra. I'm sorry that I haven't stopped by your blog lately. I've been *so* busy and haven't had much online time, unfortunately. Best wishes! Enjoy your weekend!


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