Posted by: bemyduende | 02/13/2009

Smell 2: Pressed Flowers – 嗅覚 2:押し花

My mom and I have been cleaning out her basement in order to make way for an exercise room.  The stuff we have rediscovered includes things from when my mom was my age, things from when my sisters and I were little, and inherited items from my grandparents (on both sides).   But when we found this box the other day, we had no idea where, or who, it was from or what we would find inside.

最近、母と地下を掃除しています。いろいろなものを見つけました。母の物とか私の子供のころの物とか祖母と祖父から相続した物などを再発見ました。でも、先日見つけたこの箱は、誰から貰ったかわかりません。初めて見ます。

When we opened it we were pleasantly surprised to find pressed flowers (well, I suppose most of them are more like foliage) jam-packed into the box.

開いたら、押し花が入っていました!

And even more delightful was the fact that these were dated all the way back to the 1870’s.  Considering they are almost 140 years old, we think they must have been created by my great-great-great grandmother.  They must have been lovingly and skillfully produced to be able to withstand the test of time.  She must have been amazing.

それも、1870年の押し花です。すごいでしょ?ほとんど百四十才です!母は私のグレット、グレット、グレット祖母が作った物だと思うと言いました。私の祖母はこの長い時間保存できて、すごく才能的なものを作ったわけです。彼女は凄かった。

What else will we find as we continue to explore!

Have you found any fun things in your basement or attic?

他のものを見つけられるかな?

皆さん、何か面白いものを見つけたことがありますか?

To see more flower pictures, click here

全部の押し花の写真を見たい人、こちらに行ってください。

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Responses

  1. 百四十歳の押し花なんて・・・家宝だね(その家代々に伝わる宝物)!

    ↓のお茶碗、ステキ!手作りなんて・・・ほんとにナイスサプライズだねっ♪

  2. kickpopさんーコメントありがとう~! I believe my grandmother bought it in China. She loved China. Yeah, I can’t believe that she made that tea cup… it’s so nice.

  3. beautiful!!
    宝物探し、とっても楽しそう。
    アンティークだね、素敵☆

  4. アンディークですよね!I want to frame one!


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