Friday, November 26, 2010

Un Cadeau de la France...

"A gift from France"...

Do you decorate for Christmas with things around your home that carry precious memories?... I do... today, I shall find a very special spot to place this beautiful cognac bottle... my daddy brought it home from WWII... he and my mama saved it and drank the cognac on their twenty~fifth wedding anniversary many years ago...

A gift from France to my daddy during the War... the label reads "Reserve for French and Allied Troops"... a very special tresor of mine now... xoxo


  1. What a sweet treasure my sweet friend. How special it must be to hold the very bottle your father brought home.
    I so enjoyed your previous post too. I am sure the 'sisters' are so pleased that you are enjoying their lovelies.
    Thank you so much for the beautiful message you left for me.
    hugs to you...

  2. it must give you so much pleasure to have that special bottle. I love the little arrangement you made. I think it's a pretty vignette to keep out year round, but I love the festive little ornaments, too!

    Have a happy weekend!


  3. Hi Julie, What a special bottle and memories to go with it. Your mother and dad shared a special memory together along with their
    25th anniversary. It really is a wonderful treasure to own.
    Your display is precious with the little vintage ornaments.
    Enjoy the memories my friend.

    Hope your Thanksgiving was special. We had a nice day and it did turn cold but warmer today and sunny.

    Have a great holiday weekend.
    Stay warm~~~
    Sending Big Texas Hugs,
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

  4. Wow what a special memento to have.
    I love that you treasure all your items.
    I also love to hold the items from the past as special decorations. I have no where near what you have though.
    I don't think my mother was as sentimental.
    Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one my friend.

  5. Hi Julie Marie

    So glad the box arrived and that you like the stockings and all the little gifts! It was fun putting the box together and trying to decide what to include. It's fun giving stuff away!

    Hugs to you,

  6. I love having things around our home that really mean something. Love that about you. You really cherish the things you have been given. So sweet.

  7. Dear Julie Marie,
    How wonderful to be surrounded by so many sweet and special treasures like this one. I'm a sentimentalist like you and I love to surround myself with pieces that connect me to the people I love...Those who are still here with me and those who have passed on already. What special memory this piece must hold for you. Thank you for sharing my dear friend. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  8. That is wonderful and that it is marked for the allied tropps makes it more special. I am glad you saved it. hugs♥O

  9. Such a heartwarming treasure...
    May it bring you joy and comfort during the Holiday season.
    Susan x

  10. This is really special, and you did a great job photographing it. Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog. Good luck in my giveaway!

  11. Oh, this is so sweet, Julie Marie! Have fun decorating!!! :)

  12. What a great item you still have in your possession! I love sentimental treasures like that. What a great story!! :)

  13. My goodness! What a special bottle - I am so impressed! The beautiful glasses are perfect, too.


  14. Priceless. You are so blessed to have this piece from your father.