Babs Just A Babblin' Blog

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Treasure Unburied

My sister is cleaning, tossing, and organizing my mother's basement.  She has boxes on shelves everywhere.  Perhaps two things in this box, next box may be empty, next one full.  Piles are being for trash, one for Goodwill and one "give-away".

I stopped by yesterday to take a look! Hmmm....what shall I take?  Of course, they have suggestions as to what I might like and this was one of them.
My Grandpa Lundeen, my mother's dad, made this years and years ago.  It is a tissue holder or could be used for a napkin holder.  Grandpa worked at the Brunswick, where they made pool cues and bowling balls.
As you can see in this picture above, the lovely handle that is so perfectly crafted.  Like a pool cue.  He created those perfectly sculpted fine lines.  What a craft, what a treasure.

I plan on polishing it up and it will fit just perfectly in the vintage camper.....perhaps holding a few vintage linen napkins!

I thought I would share a glimpse of the beauty I'm beholding out the window this morning.

Our snow gauge!
It's a little chilly out there....8 degrees.  My husband is coaxing me to come outside and shovel with him! I really want to?


  1. It is so cold out there! Poor Frenchie keeps getting frozen paws and I have to stop and rub them with my glove.

    Your grandfather made a beautiful keepsake. That will be perfect in the camper to give you memories of him.

  2. A lovely treasure indeed. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm did you go out and help shovel??? Hugs Judy

  3. What fun to have treasures tucked away and then find them again. Wonderful for Lila!

    Snow is gorgeous, Jack and I shoveled this morning . . . invigorating. Now I am warming up!

  4. Really a treasure, Barb. I would love to see cloth napkins in it. Beautiful workmanship.

    Hmmm . . . your call. That's really cold!!!