Thursday, June 26, 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.

Thank you so much for the wonderful anniversary wishes earlier this week! Today I'm sharing a few of my wedding treasures.

Wedding dress
This is a picture of my wedding dress that I found in a magazine shortly after our wedding. My veil was very similar, but I wore my hair up.

Invitation
Our ivory embossed wedding invitation.

Cards
I kept all of the cards we received and put them in a photo album after our honeymoon.

Guest book
I also have our guest book.

Guest book
It's interesting to read all the names and wonder about the friends we haven't heard from in years.

Jewelry
My mom and dad gave me these fresh water pearls for my high school graduation and I wore them on our wedding day. I also wore pearl earrings, but lost one of them a few years ago. They are resting on Phillip's tux handkerchief.

House
And this is the little house that we lived in. Oh, how I loved it! It was built in the 20's and had all of the original woodwork, a built in hutch in the dining room and a dresser in one of the bedrooms. It would be fun to go back to Sioux Falls, SD someday and see it again!

Thank you for looking at my wedding treasures!


Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your *permalink* below, along with your first name (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting. Have fun!

48 comments:

Gattina said...

The dress looks very beautiful. You kept a lot of souvenirs. I only have our photos I think but it is also already 35 years ago, lol !

Dawn said...

There's nothing I like better than wedding memories. How about a picture of the bride and groom? What a beautiful dress! Your little house looks so cozy.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful wedding dress! Your first house was darling! Were you into tea time back then, I see your guest book has a tea theme!

I enjoyed seeing your wedding mementoes!

Glad to be back with S&T too!

Katherine

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh, that dress is awesome!!!!! Did you keep it???
You must have looked dynamite!!!

( wow *dynamite* sure makes me sound old!!! haha )

Love,
Kelly

Wanita said...

Kelli, what wonderful wedding memories you have. Your dress was beautiful. I can imagine how much you loved your first home. Older homes are so charming.

Enjoy your weekend!

Jewelgirl said...

Your wedding dress was beautiful,
so elegant and lots of details.
What lovely things you've shared
with us today! (Smile)+(Hugs)

Muum said...

THat is such a beautiful wedding dress! love the keepsakes you have. If only I were so organized!

Capturing Today said...

Lovely memories!

Linda said...

Hi Kelli, I love seeing your wedding momentos and your dress was so pretty. What a cozy first home, it was darling.
I really like the 4th of July banner...thank you. Hugs, Linda

DeNiece Barnes said...

That is a wonderful dress Kelli, I also have an anniversary around the corner, it is July 14, and we are going on a cruise so I am looking forward to it, have a great weekend.

Barbara said...

Hi!
Beautiful wedding dress.....and ...happy weekend!
Barbara

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
I enjoyed seeing all your beautiful wedding keepsakes. Your invitations are almost identical to our daughter's who married in 1991. Your dress is lovely. I'm sure you were a beautiful bride!
xo

Mrs. Hurzeler said...

My grandmother kept her wedding dress and she made sure she fit into it every year on their wedding anniversary. I know forsure they were married for more than 50 years! Thanks for showing us your wedding treasures.

Thru Pink Curtains said...

How nice to see wedding pictures. I wish every one would do that!!!I had a crash with my car i am posting but wil hunt up some wedding photos too. Have a very good weekend.

Tori said...

Aww, that was a nice show and tell. Lovely dress!

Hadias said...

What a lovely stroll down memory lane. Now I want to go and pull out my memoribillia.

Thank you for sharing and for hosting S&T.

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi Kelli! What a lovely way to start my day....checking in with Show n Tell, and then your wonderful share today! Lovely, just lovely. And the house you lived in after the honeymoon was beautiful I bet. Especially with a new love and a new life. It's grand isn't it? Love those memories of ours.

Terrific Show n Tell of course. But I must say I also enjoyed your 4th of July banner below also. Today for my SnT it's 4th of July themed too.

Have a super weekend.

nannykim said...

That is such a beautiful dress!! I love the way you saved all of the cards. SD!!! Must be a hard place to live in!

Revie said...

I love seeing your wedding mementos! Your first house looks wonderful - it would be so much fun to go back and see it today. :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love your wedding memories! It is a timely topic for me since I'm going to one this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

A Hint of Home said...

How special each one of those items are. I have the same memetos after 38 yrs.
Your dress was lovely!
It would be fun to see some photos??

Just Mom said...

Guess what? I kept all our wedding cards (and some wrapping paper scraps) too! They're all in a scrapbook. :-D

Lovely, lovely dress. And that house does look cute.

Judy said...

I still have my cards shoved in a box. What a beautiful way to save them.

Kristina said...

Yeah!!! I finally participated! Not as hard as I thought....

I love your wedding stuff....memories!!!!

Danielle said...

I would have loved that house, too. I can't participate this week because my picture-uploading thing isn't working, but I am still enjoying everyone's treasures.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

What a beautiful wedding dress and your invitation, wow! I love your little house in Sioux Falls :), it reminds me of mine! Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories Kelli, have a wonderful Friday.

Barbara H. said...

Happy Anniversary! That wedding dress is gorgeous. I wish the styles these days would include more modest dresses like that. I like your invitation, too. And that is a great way to keep the cards -- mine are just all in a box with the wedding album.

Ruthie said...

Beautiful. I enjoyed seeing all the memories from your wedding. My pix are all in black and white - but I guess that is coming back again.
Smiles and have a wonderful Friday.

Love Bears All Things said...

Oh, what a beautiful dress. I wish you'd showed us a picture of you and your honey in the wedding clothes.
I like the little house. I looked at one very similar when we lived in PA. They had built onto the back and had remodled the downstairs rooms but all of the upstairs were the same. It didn't have AC and had an oil furnace. I was enchanted with it.
Mama Bear
I have put a plug in for your magazine today. I sure hope you can keep it going.

Charlotte said...

Wonderful treasures. Thanks for sharing.

Primgal55 said...

Isn't it fun looking at those old momentos? And I love the July 4th banner - great post!

hugs, Linda

Purple Princess said...

Oh that is so beautiful!!!

dot said...

Nice post Kelli! I love the looks of that little house.

Emily said...

So beautiful! There is nothing like going over that wonderful special day! Jared and I often watch our wedding video. It's so fun! You have beautiful memories!! Thanks for sharing!

TJ said...

This is beautiful Kelli! I saved all of the ribbons off the gifts and put them in a big vase for one of our wedding treasures.

I loved your first house! So cute!

Katie said...

I just love freshwater pearls! Well, I love pearls of ANY kind, but the freshwater ones are so unique!

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

Hi Kelli, I am trying to post again.. it did not work above..

salpetitt said...

Thanks for inspiring me to take part in this. I shared something that I normally would not have shared! I'm "out of the closet"! Hahaha!

Joy said...

What a neat idea..I used to have my picture of my dress from the brides magazine but I don't have a clue to where it may have gone. Very pretty dress and nice momentos.

Schotzy said...

I loved your wedding treasures. Arent they just almost the best treasures of all, to look back at all the memories each one conjures up! Beautiful!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

What a beautiful dress! Thank you for showing us your special pictures! I love old houses too. Your first house sounds so sweet.

Gina

SouthernBell said...

Just wanted to say goodbye on my final day of blogging. Take care

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if you would post a wedding picture of you and dh.
I'am sure we would all love to see it!

Love Bears All Things said...

You know, I could have sworn my name was on here yesterday but maybe not. I was busy visiting everyone that I missed yesterday and all of a sudden realized I wasn't there. Maybe I didn't link it but I remember filling in the blanks.
Mama Bear

Farrah said...

I enjoyed that post, Kelli! Happy belated Annie!! :-)

Hazelton SDA Women said...

4TH OF jULY hAPPINESS TO YOU......

Char5 said...

What a beautiful wedding dress!!! I enjoyed reading your post about your wedding memories and seeing the little house that was your first home, now that was my idea of a cottage, so cute.

Charlotte

Nichole said...

I ran across your blog last night as I was searching the internet for an apron pattern. I bookmarked your post where you gave instructions on how to make an apron. It was so much easier to understand than anything I had come across earlier!

It has been a long time since I've run across a blog and taken the time to read the whole blog. I started with your most recent post and have read backwards to this point. I just had to comment because I was looking at the picture of your wedding guest book and noticed that some of your guests were from SD, which is where I am from. Anyway, I took that as my sign to leave you a comment :0)

You have a wonderful blog and I can't wait to read more of it. Have a great day. :o)