Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Storytelling Sundays 3 - Pick Your Precious

My grandparents didn't have a lot of material things. They lived in a modest 2 bedroom house in San Diego. Spending the night with them was a treat and an adventure. One of the things I loved about my Nana's house was that there were miniature items everywhere tucked into spaces. She had a love of miniatures. Little doll sized pans, animals, you name it, you could probably find it in her house. 

I grew up and moved. When she passed away I was living too far away, and had 3 small children, so I couldn't make it out there. I don't have anything that was hers. I wish I did.

I do have this little elephant. I got him in a box of tea. He is part of a series. I only got him though. He lives on my desk at work. He reminds me of my Nana everyday. I know she would have loved him too. 

I inherited her love of miniature things. I have a couple mini helpers hang out on my sewing machine. 

I am sure she would also love my shelves in the Studio. I just can't resist small cute things.

Storytelling Sundays is not a new thing. Sian has been hosting this for a bit. I am just now joining in on the storytelling. I hope to make it somewhat regular, but that remains to be seen. I told this story and new we'll see how the rest of the year goes.


Sian said...

Hi Jana, welcome to Storytelling Sunday! It's a pleasure to have you with us and especially with a story about something small. I am a miniature anything lover too and a visit to your Nana's house would have been a treat for me.

Thanks for joining in..same time next month, maybe?

Jane said...

I love your little elephant and story.

Chipper said...

What a great story. I love the little elephant and I am especially envious of your button jar!!!!!! I have a thing for buttons, I think because my grandma always kept spare buttons in a jar and she would let me play with them. Oh, they were beautiful!

Missus Wookie said...

Hi Jana, I like your little miniatures - the elephant looks like a series I used to collect many years ago.