Monday, 7 May 2012

When I was visiting my Dad recently, he gave me these beautiful military insignia and buttons which had belonged to his father. For the last five years or so I've been researching our family tree, and I've been given several treasured items like this, as well as important documents and old photographs. It is such a privilege to have these fascinating pieces of our history, but how best to enjoy them and keep them safe at the same time? 
When I was browsing in our local charity shop, I found two of these dark wood box frames - they're actually much deeper than this picture shows (about an inch and a half deep) - for only £2.50 each. So I snapped them up, but wasn't QUITE sure what I would do with them...but now I think they would be perfect for showing off family memorabilia, possibly with a photo in the background.
I also have a "Death Penny" which was given to my Great Grandmother when her husband was killed in WW1 - I could do a similar thing with that, maybe arranged with a photo and a poppy or something....


Hmmmm....

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