Saturday, February 18, 2017

Avon Art Deco from the 70's

Using PIP camera to place a heart around this 1970's Avon necklace
Aunt Helen, my Dad's sister and my  2nd Mom,was the aunt that bought me school clothes and shoes in highschool and  bought my boys school clothes every year.

She gave me her charge card at Christmas to buy for my sons.

At the age of 15 I worked summers in her day care on the playground with my Cousin Andrea who is the same age as I am. I worked for her from 1959 to 1972 when my children were both in school. From the time they were 2 and 4 I took them to her daycare free. My paycheck often included a 50 dollar bill and sometimes a 100 dollar bill in the envelope with my paycheck.

When I look at this I remember her love for me and mine and how much joy she put in our lives. She held my family in her heart until the day she died of Melanoma cancer in 1984.

 

Another funny and fond memory is this resin ring with flowers inside. One of my sons bought it for a  quarter at a neighbors yard sale and brought it home to me. That was in the early 70's also. I think it is a Vintage Lucite 60s MidCentury Mod Ring. see HERE.. and HERE


21 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a wonderful story! She really was an aunt to dream for. So many people seem to remember a special fun loving aunt or uncle, but your aunt went way beyond her responsibility to you. She must have loved you so much. Lucite or not, it IS a pretty ring! What a sweet and thoughtful gift from a boy's heart.

jandi said...

This post warmed my heart. So beautiful! And the ring your son gave you must be a priceless treasure to you. It is beautiful to be surrounded by objects that hold such joyful memories... Rather than just objects that are only valuable in the monetary sense.

Mildred said...

Good Morning, A sweet post honoring your Aunt who loved you and your children so much. That is a lovely ring your son bought you. Do you have a jewelry box you keep these treasures in? Every so often I enjoy the memories associated with looking through my old jewelry box.

crafty cat corner said...

Your Aunt sounds like a beautiful person, pity there are not a few more in the world at the moment.
I love the ring, just my kind of jewellery.
Briony
x

Ann said...

What a pretty pendant that is and the ring is quite a treasure. This post reminded me of my Aunt Mary. She was my dad's sister, never married and loved to spoil her nieces and nephews

From the Kitchen said...

Happy memories!

Best,
Bonnie

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

What a blessing your aunt was for you and family.

Jo said...

What a heartwarming story about a generous and loving aunt. I remember the necklace and the resin ring from that era. Lovely post, Sandra. xx

Madi and Mom said...

What a loving memory of your Aunt Helen.

Did you ever have a mood ring...those things always amazed me. The one I had turned all sorts of colors. I guess I was a 'moody' teen.
LOL
Hugs Cecilia

Mevely317 said...

What an amazing lady, your Aunt Helen! Imagine the joy you and your sons must have brought her!

That ring - and the gesture - is adorable. I love how certain inanimate objects can evoke such strong memories.

https://carolann100-havealook.blogspot.ca/ said...

My Aunt was more like a Mom to me too.

She bought me clothes also. Gave me jewellery.

Nice Aunt you had. Precious memories.

So sad how she died. My Aunt died a terrible death also.

SweetMarie said...

what beautiful memories of a woman with a beautiful heart. so glad she was there to help you with your boys. I have Avon jewelry from the 70's as well. One piece is a ring with a bird's nest and blue eggs inside the nest. I should do a post about it sometime.
oh my goodness how sweet of your son to buy you a ring, times like that just melt your heart. I know you will cherish it forever. it's really pretty and unusual too.

Dory and the Mama said...

What inspiring memories...and beautiful memorabilia!

DawnTreader said...

So many memories can sometimes be attached to things that without those memories (i.e. to another person) are worth nothing or very little. I struggled with that a lot when emptying my parents' house... Both ways! (Sometimes not knowing why on earth a certain something had been kept. Sometimes not knowing whether to hold on to something or let it go because of my own memories.)

Inger said...

I teared up reading about your aunt. I love how she became such a loving and important part of your life. And I love the ring your boy bought you. It's really special.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh such sweet memories. The ring may not be "special" to some, but it is priceless because your son bought it for you.

Rose said...

Your Aunt Helen must have been a wonderful woman. I have totally loved reading this...wonderful post.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sandra, lovely images and post. A great memory of your Aunt Helen, she had a loving heart. I love the quotes too. Happy Sunday!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

She really did love you. She was very generous.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Avon and a special aunt was in my life too. She took a fancy to assisting me as well and she loved Buddy. After she retired they would dine out together almost weekly. She loved putting Avon gifts under the tree and for birthdays too. A big $bill was also gifted now and then.
Thanks for sharing your aunt and sending me to memories of my own..

Pam Jackson said...

As you clean you will find these nice memories. Some folks can toss them cause the memory is in their heart but I like to have both the memory and the item.