The subject is love, with all the romantic touches. My Grandparent's postcards tie the theme together, along with some interesting finds from the antique shop.
TREASURES OF THE EARTH
This group of mineral specimens represent just a small part of my family's entire personal collection.
FROM THE PAST
Postcards from the early 1900's express sweet sentiments and feature colorful images from a bygone era. These cards were sent between my grandparents prior to their marriage.
A lifetime collection, unearthed in a local antique store and translated into a fun and challenging puzzle.
Maggie Knight jigsaw puzzles
Old family photos stored for decades in a trunk are brought together for a glimpse into the past which includes my grandparent's old stereoscope and photo album.
Straight from the Civil War era, these replica marbles
make for a colorful and challenging puzzle.
A colorful and fascinating look at a bygone era.To my grandparents' generation, milk bottles and local dairies were an important part of everyday life.
Guaranteed to make you crave sweets! Wonder how many calories are represented here?
Raggedy Ann and Andy team up for a puzzle that's sure to amuse, whether you're a collector or not!
OLDE TIMEY CANDY BIN
Take a trip back in time with sweets that remain popular to this day! These candy classics never lose their appeal.
CIVIL WAR COLLECTIBLES
It's been 150 years since the Civil War began, and this collection of items from that era remind us
of the primitive nature of life at that time and of the hardships endured by soldiers and families alike.
This is my hometown, where an old Presbyterian college, founded in 1819 lies at the heart of the city. Maryville is an interesting mix of the old and the new, coexisting comfortably side by side.
Just 20 miles or so from Maryville is the historic city of Knoxville. In just a few downtown city blocks you'll find the former site of the 1982 World's Fair site, the historic Market Square Mall, trolleys, trains and so much more. It's a great place to explore!
Featuring Knoxville's most recognizable landmark, The Sunsphere was built to celebrate the theme of The 1982 World's Fair "Energy Turns the World." This puzzle is loaded with interesting trivia.
Every toy has its own story, but when left alone in the attic, they just might decide to get together and throw a party!
LIFE IN THE SMOKIES
From black bears to chipmunks, this puzzle is a reminder of the beauty and diversity of life in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
CADES COVE, TENNESSEE
Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park lies a valley known as Cades Cove. This scenic loop showcases the natural beauty of the area alongside the cultural heritage of the Southern Appalachians.
EAT YOUR FRUITS & VEGETABLES
From juicy melons to crispy ears of corn, here's all the nutrition you need! A trip to the fruit and vegetable market is always a relaxing and special treat.
Founded in 1819, Maryville College is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the south, and has always been a vital part of the community of Maryville. Many of it's impressive buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For the inhabitants of Cades Cove life wasn't easy, but their old time religion, hard work and the occasional nip of moonshine helped them weather the hardships. On Sundays they would cool themselves with a folding fan- just the right size to tuck neatly away in the family bible or hymnal.
Special thanks to the Cades Cove Museum for permission to photograph their artifacts. www,cadescovepreservation.com
VINTAGE SOUVENIR POSTCARDS
EASTERN BAND OF CHEROKEE INDIANS
In 1838, nearly 20,000 Cherokees were removed to a reservation in Oklahoma along the "Trail of Tears." Some escaped removal, and their descendants now occupy the Qualla Boundary in western North Carolina. These 1930's and 1940's postcards are a commercialized view of their new way of life on the reservation.
They fly, they run, they jump, they creep, they crawl, and chances are if you live in Tennessee, they have visited your backyard!
MARYVILLE & ALCOA, TENNESSEE
So close, it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins! Alcoa, named for the Aluminum Company of America because of its headquarters located there, was formerly known as North Maryville until it became the city of Alcoa in 1919. Both cities have several parks and a network of greenways and trails that further tie both cities together.
HOME OF THE SCOTS
Maryville College has been at the heart of learning and culture in Maryville Tennessee since 1819. Currently over 1,000 students including many international students are amongst those who proudly call themselves Maryville College Scots.
MEMORIES OF MARYVILLE
BLOUNT COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Maryville Tennessee has a rich history filled with interesting and colorful people and places. Although the town has seen many changes and the population has exploded since it was originally settled in 1785, the city still retains the character and flavor of the past.
TIN TOY TREASURES
Relics from another time, these colorful toys remind us of a time when batteries were not required for some good old fashioned fun.
As much fun as opening a trunk filled with memories of holidays gone by, this puzzle is a colorful reminder of the heartwarming sights and sentiments from another time.
Maryville College was founded in 1819 and encompasses 320 acres with 135 of those dedicated to the College Woods. Located in the heart of the city, it has played an important role in the history and culture of Maryville.
TASTE OF TENNESSEE
No matter what you crave, Tennessee has something for every tastebud. Local businesses both large and small are busy every day creating the food and beverages that give Tennessee a truly delicious, unique flavor all its own.
If you can smell the biscuits baking in the oven, you can probably remember the love and warmth that came from Mom's kitchen. The colorful sights and delicious aromas are memories that stay with you for a lifetime.
THE CIVIL WAR
BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER
North against South, Union versus Confederate, and brother against brother. It was a time of civil strife which forever altered the course of our nation's history.
CHURCHES OF BLOUNT COUNTY
From camp meetings in the early 1800's to the services held in the churches of today, religion has always been alive and well in Maryville and the surrounding towns in Blount County, Tennessee. It's home to over 15 different Christian denominations with churches and congregations both large and small. This puzzle represents only a dozen churches out of the hundreds that thrive in Blount County today.
MEMORIES OF KNOXVILLE
Settled in 1786, Knoxville was the first capital of Tennessee. The city hosted the 1982 World's Fair, and is the home of the University of Tennessee and the Big Orange Volunteers. Gay Street and Market Square are the centers of commerce in the downtown area. Although Knoxville has seen many changes over the years, the volunteer spirit remains alive and well.
BABIES OF THE SMOKIES
From the tiniest newborns to the youngsters ready to strike out on their own, it's mom's nurturing that makes it all possible. Soon they'll be adults with babies of their own, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be the perfect place to raise their new family.
WILDFLOWERS OF THE SMOKIES
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
is a world-renowned preserve of wildflower diversity—over 1,500 kinds of flowering plants are found in the park, more than in any other North American national park. From the earliest spring-beauties in the late winter to the last asters in the late fall, blooming flowers can be found year-round in the park.
This puzzle is just a small a sampling of
some of the more well-known varieties.