Wednesday, September 26, 2007
"Show and Tell Friday!"
Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.
Today I would like to show you my miniature cast iron stove. I keep it on the bookshelf in my bedroom, near my Little House and other pioneer books.
My mom just read an article on these stoves a few weeks ago that said they were made in the early 1900's. I have also heard that they were salesmen's sample stoves.
This particular stove belonged to my Great Grandmother, Irene. She lived in London, England and was the daughter of a preacher. In 1939 she moved to Canada and got married at the age of 20.
Evidently, she was very sophisticated and the canoe trip that her new husband took her on for their honeymoon didn't go over too well. ;0)
The oven door actually opens.
A pail and shovel for the coal.
Tiny pots and pans.
My Great Grandmother passed away in 1984 and my Grandpa (her son) gave the stove to my mom because he thought my siblings and I would enjoy playing with it. When I got married my mom gave it to me, and that's how I ended up with it!
Thank you for looking at my show and tell!
Show and Tell Guidelines
What is Show and Tell Friday?
Show and Tell involves showing something to an audience, and then telling them about it. Your show and tell must be something that you own, and is in your home or garden.
What items work well for Show and Tell Friday?
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
-A collection you may have
-A piece of jewelry
-A special gift
-A favorite treasure
What doesn't work well for Show and Tell Friday?
-Posts with no photos have no "Show." Please don't use them.
-Photos of events (trips, vacations, celebrations, etc.)
-Photos of things you are selling or planning to sell.
-Photos found on the internet, graphics or screenshots. Please use photos you take yourself.
There is no place like home is the original home of Show and Tell Friday. Please do not host your own.
Please do not feel that you have to participate every Friday.
How can I participate?
Once you've got your photo(s) and your story, it's easy as 1-2-3!
1 - Publish your "Show and Tell" on your blog, including a link back to There is No place like Home. If you don’t know the link code, email me and I will send it to you.
2 - Copy the link (or "permalink") from your post.
3 - Add it to Mr. Linky, along with your first name. I usually put Mr. Linky up on Friday at 12:00am Eastern time.
That's it! After that, you can start visiting all the other Show and Tell participants!