Thursday, January 31, 2008

"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.

We have a surprise guest host for Show and Tell today! My daughter, Grace is hosting because it's her birthday !! That's right, my baby is 10 years old now! Grace picked three special things to share with us today...

Bracelet
The first thing I want to show you is my gold baby bracelet.

Bracelet
My Grandma gave it to me when I was about 3 months old.

Grace
This is me wearing the bracelet at my baby dedication. It was huge when I was little, but now it doesn't fit at all!

Molly
This is probably the most special thing I own. This is my doll, Molly. I got her when I was 2 years old.

Molly
Here she is under the Christmas tree.

Grace and Molly
On trips and vacations I always bring her with me, even on airplanes.

Teacup
This is my favorite teacup. The first thing I drank in it was milk on Christmas morning.

Bird
To me this kind of bird looks like a snowbird, so I call it my "snowbird teacup".

Thank you for looking at my special things!

Happy Birthday Grace!


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:
-Family heirlooms
-A collection you may have
-A piece of jewelry
-A special gift
-Gardening pictures


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.
-Old photos of just people instead of things.

There is no place like home is the original home of Show and Tell Friday. Please do not host your own.

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. Go HERE for the "Show and Tell" picture code to copy and paste into your post.

2 - Copy the link (or "permalink") from your post.

3 - Add it to Mr. Linky, along with your first name only. (This will make the list easier to read.) I usually put Mr. Linky up on Friday at 12:00am Eastern time.

88 comments:

ellen b. said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Grace. What sweet treasures you have from when you were really little! Thank you for sharing them with us today. Blessings on you.

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday to Grace!! Thank you for sharing your very beautiful things with us!!

Cheryl said...

Happy birthday Grace :-) You have wonderful show & tell items! Your little bracelet looks as though it would fit on one of my fingers it appears to be so tiny!

Gattina said...

Happy Birthday Grace ! I love your doll !

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Happy Birthday, Grace! You have a very interesting Show and Tell! The baby bracelet is so pretty. I like your dolly too! And the tea cup is very special!

Katherine

Sharon said...

Oh Grace, you did such a nice job on your Show and Tell! I love all your pretty things! Especially the gold bracelet! It is beautiful! Your dolly is so sweet too!

Carrie said...

Dear Grace, Happy Birthday, and thank you for showing and telling us about your special treasures. Each one is very nice indeed.
Carrie

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday Grace. Your choice of items to show were interesting and you make the Perfect Hostess.

REAL ME said...

How precious! Happy Birthday!

Pretty Life Online said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!!! Have a blast on your birthday, Grace! nice gold bracelet.... Happy ST! Hope you visit mine too.

Mrs.B said...

Happy Birthday Grace!

Thank you for sharing your treasures with us. I especially like the tea cup. (o:

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Pear tree cottage! said...

Grace, a wonderful happy birthday wish to you from down here in Sunshine filled Australia.....the show & tell things you have shown us a So!! special. I do so very much love the beautiful teacup, your snow bird cup thank you for sharing all of them with us.

Lee-ann

Lana G! said...

Happy Birthday Grace! Your tea cup is wonderful! The bracelet is really pretty and your doll looks so huggable! Thanks for sharing today!

Anita said...

Happy Birthday, dear Grace and thanks a lot for beeing our S&T host on your special day today!

You really picked up some very special things, the baby bracelet is wonderful indeed. I think I like the little cup with the cute birdie best. Say hello to Molly from me!

Best wishes from Germany, Anita

Karla said...

What neat treasures! Thanks for sharing them with us, Grace. Happy Birthday!

Sarah said...

Hi Kelli, what a gorgeous tea-cup. You know the birdy looks like one from the tit family, either:
Black capped chickadee,
Coal tit, or
Great tit.

What do you think?

The baby bracelet is so pretty too.

Have a beautiful day! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRACE :)

Hugs and blessings.

Sarah x

Sarah said...

Ooops Coal tit link was wrong: Here it is.

whateverthingsare said...

Happy Birthday Grace, you have some precious treasures. I'm sure they'll have loads of memories attached to them as you grow up.
Ann

cherished*vintage said...

Thanks for sharing your special things with us Grace. Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful day.
-Karoline

Hootin' Anni said...

You can take everything off your blog right now except for Molly......Kelli, that is THE most precious item you've ever shared with us!! Truly.

My Show n Tell is a before and after group this week.

Have a wonderful weekend.

nannykim said...

Oh--precious things for a precious girl!! Happy Birthday Grace---hope your day is so wonderful. Love the doll--she is such a happy love! The cup is wonderful--I love birds and the cup is great because it combines the beauty of birds with the beauty of a teacup. That bracelet is tiny!

Hadias said...

Kelli thanks for hosting Show and Tell Friday.

Happy Birthday Grace.

Feathering My Nest said...

What a lovely show and tell. I love your bracelet. I almost had my bracelet for show and tell this week too.

I didn't participate this week, but I'm visiting everyone else to see what they have.
I love all of your treasures they are beautiful things.
Your tea cup is so special to. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Kathi

Feathering My Nest said...

I forgot to say, Happy Birthday, to you Grace. Also you did a wonderful job hosting. Kathi

Judy said...

Happy Birthday Grace, I have a granddaughter Grace.
Your items are beautiful, thanks for sharing them.

genny said...

Oh Grace happy birthday. Hope your wish come true and also your dreams. You have a very nice stuff in there and i bit you your mom is proud of you. :)

Nora Lee said...

Grace what a very special show & tell! Your bracelet is so pretty, Molly looks like the best doll ever, and I love the tea cup! Happy 10th birthday!

Sandra

Constance said...

Very special treasures! I have some things from my childhood that I'll post on Show & Tell Fridays myself!
Thanks for sharing,
Connie

Dawn said...

Gorgeous snowbird teacup!!!
Happy Birthday, Grace!!!

Revee said...

I just love the face on your Molly doll - and the picture of you holding her is so adorable!!

Happy Birthday to Grace from all of us! We hope she has a fun day. :)

Revee said...

Whoops, that meant to read, "Happy Birthday Grace, we hope you have a fun day!"

I need some tea! LOL.

Muum said...

What a fun way to celebrate your birthday. That Molly doll looks familiar, wasn't there a PBS show about a girl and her special doll named Molly?

Mrs M said...

Grace, thank you for sharing some of your very special treasures!

A very Happy Birthday to You!!

Mrs M

Naturegirl said...

Happy Birthday to Grace! These were lovely treasures to remind you of your childhood! Come by my blog as I celebrate with a GIVEAWAY!hugs NG

Mrs. C said...

Grace, you did a wonderful job hosting Show and Tell! I hope you have a very special birthday!:)

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Grace!! I remember being at your baby dedication. You were so cute. I remember you were on the big screen more than any other baby up there with you!! It must have been your adorable cheeks!!

Amy

Jerri junque said...

Happy Birthday! I believe it is close enough to the weekend to have a Birthday Weekend. So Happy Birthday Weekend. Celebrate it's you weekend.I enjoyed the peek into your treasures. Thank you for sharing.

Randi said...

Happy birthday, Grace! Thank you for sharing your treasures. Your doll is especially cute!

Kelli--your daughter is adorable! What a cute post!

MyJourneyBack said...

What a sweet show and tell. Happy Birthday Grace. Thank you for sharing your treasures with us. Have a fun day and Eat Cake!Blessings to you!Sherry

Paula said...

Happy birthday, Grace!! You did an excellent job in choosing items to share. :) Your mom's bracelet almost looks like a ring when she's holding it. And that doll still looks brand new! Hope you have a wonderfully special day. Tell you mother hello!!
Paula

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday, Grace. I KNOW that doll, Molly! She's from The Big Comfy Couch!

Mrs.T said...

Happy Birthday, Grace!!! Thank you so much for sharing your special treasures with us. The teacup is my favorite, and I love your name for it. I think it is so neat that your doll goes everywhere with you. One of my daughters had a bunny who was as special to her as your doll is to you. He even went off to college with her!

God bless,
Mrs.T

Penless Thoughts said...

Happy birthday Grace and what special things you picked to share with us. The gold bracelet is a true treasure that you can pass on to your daughter some day. I love things like that. They have a very important history. I hope you are having the best BIRTHDAY ever.
Susan

MammyT said...

You must have been such a careful little girl! Your favorite dolly looks like new. Precious little bracelet. thanks, Kelli.
Nancy

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Grace, I enjoyed seeing all your special treasures. I love birds and your teacup is so pretty. Molly is very sweet and how nice she gets to go on all your travels. When I was a girl I had a doll I loved to keep with me too.
Have a special and may all your dreams and wishes come true. Linda

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday, Grace! Woohoo to double digits!! :o) I love your treasures. Taking your doll on the airplane made me remember a trip I made when I was littler than you are now. When they put my Raggedy Ann through the X-ray machine I cried! I was so relieved to see old Raggedy coming out the other side. :o) I love your teacup ... beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday, Grace! What a wonderful Show & Tell. My daughter would love your Molly doll. She absolutely loves The Big Comfy Couch. Have a great birthday! :-)

Lori Stilger said...

Happy Birthday, Grace!!! your treasures are beautiful; what special memories for you. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

the teach said...

Kelli, those are beautiful things, the baby bracelet and the doll. How did you keep the doll so clean? Thanks for hosting S&T FRiday!

TJ said...

Happy Birthday Grace! Thank you for sharing with us. Your family is blessed to have such a wonderful girl.

Dani said...

Happy brithday Grace, and thanks for hosting show and tell Friday!

I enjoyed seeing your baby bracelet and special Molly doll.

Have a wonderful day!

Julie Marie said...

Happy Birthday, Grace! I love your special things, and I love your name. I bet your mom named that because she already knew you would be graceful, gracious and full of grace!

Julie Marie

Amanda said...

Aww, the bracelet is lovely and the pictures are cute! I like that teacup too. Love the bird!

Wow...I actually did a show and tell this week. Nothing mind boggling, but oh well. :)

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Happy Birthday, Grace!!! Thank you for sharing your sweet treasures. I remember seeing Molly on a PBS show, and I always enjoyed that show with my boys! The tea cup is gorgeous! About your lovely, little bracelet.....my grandmother sent me a wee, sweet gold baby ring when I was born. My mom took a picture of me wearing it when I was about the age you were in your picture......I'm a grandma now, so, of course, the ring doesn't fit, but I do display it in a small cabinet in my parlor.

Amanda said...

Oh yes, I can't believe I didn't say this in my other comment...

Many happy returns Grace!

Otanjoubi omedetou!

Susan P. said...

Happy, happy birthday Grace! You are a very lucky young lady to have such wonderful treasures! I am a big bird lover so as you can imagine, I love your favorite tea cup!! My daughter has a stuffed musical elephant that she has had for 21 years and she still sleeps with Ellie:o)

Jillian said...

What nice memories! And a very happy bday to you...nice to see a guest "host"

A great idea!

Tammy said...

Such neat treasures you have, Grace. Happy Birthday to you!

CONNIE W said...

I enjoyed your show & tell. Lots of fun!

Marianna said...

Happy Birthday Grace! What wonderful special things you choose to share.

Cris said...

Happy birthday Grace! Great job, what a cute baby! The bracelet is so beautiful and the doll has such an adorable story with you already.

Lady Laurie said...

Happy Birthday Grace!
Thanks for sharing your special treasures, I especially like your doll!

mrsjojo said...

Happy Birthday Grace, I enjoyed your blog of your very special things!

Trish said...

Happy Birthday Grace!!! The gold baby bracelet is lovely, as is the adorable doll and favorite teacup! what lovely treasures. Thank you for sharing!

Jada said...

Happy Birthday, Grace! What sweet treasures. I just love the little bracelet. Thanks for sharing!

Enjoy your day,
~Jada

kbbryant said...

Grace, I feel like I know you by seeing your favorite things. You have a great future as a blogger! Happy 10th birthday sweet girl.

Kathy b

Lana G! said...

Mr Linky disappeared! Was not able to see the other posts for today.

Mommy said...

Happy Birthday Grace. Today is my little boy's birthday as well! He is 2 years old though.

I enjoyed looking at all of your special treasures. I have a tiny golden ring that was given to me when I was a baby. It won't even fit my pinky!

I love the tea cup. You took very good care of your doll after all of these years!

Tell your mom that there is an award for her over at my blog; When she has time to come pick it up.

Betty said...

Happy Birthday, Grace. I love the little braclet and the snowbird teacut.

My Friday's Show and Tell is up, but I left the wrong link to you. I put kellishouse instead of There's No Place Like Home. I am so sorry.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

wishing a special birthday to Grace....My very strange bottle in posted...

diana said...

happy birthday grace. thanks for sharing today. all three look very special. i especially like molly. i bets she's well loved.

PEA said...

Happy Birthday to Grace:-) She certainly picked 3 wonderful treasures to share with us today...I love it that you have pictures of you wearing the bracelet and with the doll!! Priceless! I haven't participated in the last few weeks but hopefully will get back on track next Friday! xoxo

Myrna said...

Happy Birthday, Grace! thank you for sharing your very special things with us. I loved seeing all three. I gave my granddaughter a similar bracelet for her first Christmas. I hope she will cherish hers the way you do--She is just three now.

Jewelgirl said...

10 years old, Happy Birthday!
They grow up soo fast! (To Fast!)
I love the snowbird teacup!

Aunt Melissa said...

Grace,
What a great Show & Tell! I love your 3 special items, the photographs of you when you were a baby and Christmas morning memories. :)
Happy Birthday!

~Aunt Melissa

Suzy said...

Happy Birthday Grace,and may God bless you!
I love all your items,especially your teacup! I collect them and I have two birds,so I think it's beautiful!!

Adrienne said...

Grace -
Thank you for sharing your special treasures. They are wonderful! Happy birthday to you.
~Adrienne~

Charlotte said...

I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but every time I enter my name and blog site it disappears in a short time. I did it OK the two weeks prior, but now it keeps disappearing.????

alex said...

Happy Birthday, thank you for sharing your special things.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to Grace.. I enjoyed your show and tell items..especially the tea cup!

Michelle

Lisa said...

happy birthday grace! your collection is so precious. I especially love the baby bracelet.

Lulu said...

what a beautiful show and tell..
i hope your baby had a beautiful birthday..

Barbara H. said...

Happy birthday, Grace! All of your things here are so sweet, and I love the pictures that go along with them!

Julieann said...

Hi Kelli!!! What a wonderful show and Tell--your doll is such a happy little doll:)

There were 2 show and tells that I could not leave a comment on, but I did visit them--they were all so wonderful.

Have a terrific weekend, Kelli:)

Julieann

Julieann said...

P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRACE!!!!!!!!!!!! :0)

Gena said...

Happy Birthday to you Grace! I loved reading about your special treasures.

My Jamie used to watch "The Big Comfy Couch" with Molly on it. Your pictures brought back some sweet memories.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Staggs said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Grace! I've enjoyed seeing these lovely things that you've shared with us today. I love your teacup. I have a teacup collection that is very special to me. Each cup has been given to me by a special person in my life, like my sister,my grandma and special friends.
I wish you much happiness!

Lori said...

Love all your show and tell treasures. That baby bracelet is so precious. Thanks for showing us.