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.
Antiques and family memorabilia collected throughout the years are proudly displayed on an old family bookshelf.
FROM THE PAST
Postcards from the early 1900's sent between my Grandparents leading up to their marriage is full of sentiments from bygone days.
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.
YOU'VE LOST YOUR MARBLES
Straight from the Civil War era, these replica marbles
make for a colorful and very 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?
SHAKE IT UP
From fish to fowl & everything in between, salt & pepper shakers have always been a collectible favorite.
Colorful reminders of the warmth and love in grandma's kitchen. You can almost smell the bread cooking in the oven!
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 time not so long ago remind us of just how difficult life must have been for 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 big city of Knoxville. A mere few downtown city blocks contain the 1982 World's Fair site, the historic Market Square Mall, trolleys, trains and so much more. It's a great place to explore!
Knoxville's most recognizable landmark, 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 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 allowing me 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 global headquarters located within its city limits, was formerly known as North Maryville until it was incorporated under its present name 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 in Maryville, Tennessee was founded in 1819 and occupies 320 acres with 135 of those dedicated to the College Woods. Currently over 1,000 students including many international students are amongst those who 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 of a bygone era, these colorful toys remind us of a simpler time when batteries were not required for some
good old fashioned fun.