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Friday, July 31, 2009

Our Family Tree & Petrified Wood

My hubby came across these pieces and
more while cleaning out the garage and he said "this would be a great subject for your blog". So here it is...hope you enjoy and leave me some comments.
Also, do you LOVE this hat or what?
Well...........I thought this was a clever title for my blog and the people in this photo are his grandparents and his grandmother was the one responsible for collecting all these pieces of petrified wood. She was named the "rock hound" by a cousin.....she really collected rocks for her jewelry making projects...I have a couple of the rings that she made and will dig them out and show them at another time.
From the stories I've read about her, she was quite a character.!
FYI....I have not enhanced any of the colors at all!

This piece is about 5" wide and 4" tall and weighs 8 lbs.

I discovered that this piece makes a great display for some of my smaller etsy items.

How I decided to display some of the smaller rocks in our home.


Anonymous said...

Love these! They are so pretty. My favorite one is the rainbow one, the 8 pounder. I really like how you displayed the smaller ones in your home! Great pictures too!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Cool!! Thanks for showing us and telling us the story!

BailiwickStudio said...

Yes, love the hat! How fun that you have the rocks and wood that were collected so long ago. ::Jill


The vignette you created with the rocks is awesome. I absolutely love rocks. I think it's genetic?

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Great heirlooms...and it's really not that hard to believe that she was a 'character' considering that rather flamboyant hat and her totally "rockin" collection!! What fun!
Smiles, Karen

icandy... said...

Wonderful! Sometimes I think I should have been an archeologist... I've always loved collecting rocks and such! Thank you for sharing!

Happy Sunday!