The first Sunday of the month again - time for Sian's meme, Storytelling Sunday 3, Pick Your Precious.
This month I've gone back to jewellery again. Not something that is hugely valuable monetary wise, but means a lot to me sentimentally.
On the eve of my marriage to Hugh, his father gave me a silver bracelet.
BIRMINGHAM HALLMARK 1901
This bracelet is one of a pair given by Hugh's great-great aunt Jane de St.Paer (1859-1949) to Hugh's great aunt Louise Jane de St Paer (1885-1968) and her sister Gwendoline de St Paer (1888-1976) - Hugh's grandmother.
Great aunt Louise gave her bracelet to Hugh's mother about 1957 and grandmother gave hers to Caroline (Hugh's sister) about 1967.
This bracelet is the one that belonged to Louise Jane de St Paer and comes to Becky with all Mum's love.
I love that I have the note giving its provenance. I love that from the stories I have been told about great aunt Louise that she was the scatty, untidy sister and that the bracelet had to have the dents taken out of it, whereas Gwendoline's was in perfect condition! I love that the note is in my father-in-law's writing - although it says that the bracelet comes from my mother-in-law to me, the family connection is from my father-in-law's side.
So, not only do I have a precious bracelet, which I wear frequently, but I also have some pretty special family history to go with it. I have done a layout before with the two ladies on it, with their father and you can see the post about it here.
Sian's blog where you will find many people linking up this month.