Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thankful Thursday VTT

I am joining up with Rose Colored Glasses, and Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingies Thursday. If you are visiting me for the first time, I welcome you. My blog is about my love of vintage, thrifting, and finding hidden treasures.

Beginning on December 1st, I've been sharing 25 things I am thankful for, sharing up til Christmas Day. Please join me and share what YOU are thankful for.

Today my Vintage thing is this very old frame. This is a portrait of my parents, probably taken back in the late 40's. The frame is very fragile and has many cracks.

Here is a little closer look at the detail in this beautiful frame.

The back of the frame is all wood.

I have many old pictures of my parents. They were older when I came around, and I did not have either of them for very long, but today I am thankful for my Mom and Dad.

We sometimes experience cracks and breaks along life's way and growing up can be a hard job. Yet those cracks mold us. They build character that, if we let them, allows us to learn life's lessons.

We don't get to choose the parents that we have. But I am thankful for the parents God gave me.

I'd love to have you join me for the next 22 days. And share with me what you are thankful for.

18 comments:

Rhondi said...

Hi
Thanks for joining in with Thankful Thursday today. I am thankful for bloggers like you!
Hope you have a great day!
Rhondi

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Beautiful frame and beautiful photo!

Vonlipi said...

Great memories and a truly beautiful frame! Thanks for sharing

Allie said...

What a beautiful frame and such a lovely couple. I'm thankful I still have my mum - I lost my dad when I was two, and my adopted dad when I was 17.

Postcardy said...

That's a nice photo of your parents. I noticed the frame is from Cuba. Were your parents Cuban?

~~Carol~~ said...

Jocelyn, I think you are going to make me cry every day! That is so sweet, and you're right, we don't get to choose our parents, but they're the only ones we get, and they do the best they can. Your parents were a beautiful couple, and the frame is gorgeous too!
Have a great day!
Carol

Allison of Dominant Hands said...

Thanks for sharing such a personal and thoughtful post.

concretenprimroses said...

Old family photos are such treasures! And that is a lovely frame.
Kathy

FIONA said...

The frame and photo are beautiful. I worry that with so many digital photos now, we don't display our pictures as much as we used to.

CC said...

What wonderful thoughts and such a wonderful tribute to your parents. Your blog is just lovely..and I have become a follower. Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

Jane said...

A beautiful VTT post. Your parents look so happy. I am very thankful for my parents as well and I am very fortunate to still have both of them. They both turned 80 this year and although they have slowed down some they both keep pretty active.
Jane

Lemondrop Marie said...

Lovely idea, we all need reminders to be grateful more often.
Lovely blog, I will be back to see more! Happy VTT.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous frame, a wonderful way to see your parents every day.

sweetjeanette said...

What a wonderful idea - thankfulness!
I'm thankful that I have had a rich heritage; being raised in a loving home and had all my family around me (all 69 of us!)

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

Mary said...

The photo of your parents is beautiful, Jocelyn...the aged frame just shows that time cannot steal beauty or memory...it survives and grows into a sweet fragrance. This is a wonderful tradition to begin...giving thanks for all that God has given...there's so much that we don't even consider as we become so busy with daily details, like the molding of our character from our childhood, parents, siblings, good times and hard times. All of those experiences become part of us. I'm thankful for my mom...I didn't know at the time, but she sacrificed so much for me...as a mom and grandma now, I understand her so much more than I did then...I thank God for insight, and for the wisdom that we gain as we grow older and "see" things with spiritual eyes.

God bless,
Mary

Coloradolady said...

What a wonderful post....the frame is just beautiful, even if it does have a crack...it adds character....Happy VTT and have a great weekend.

My Grama's Soul said...

What a beautiful post, and such a lovely story. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Cheers,

Jo

Debbie said...

I like your idea of 25 days of thankfulness. YOu posted some great photos.