The subject is love, with all the romantic touches. Again, the Grandparent's postcards tie the theme together, along with some interesting finds from the antique mall.
TREASURES OF THE EARTH
This group of mineral specimens represent just a small part of our 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 Grandmother & Grandfather shortly before 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, brought together for the first time. Included are my grandparent's old stereoscope and photo album.
YOU'VE LOST YOUR MARBLES
Straight from the
Civil War era,
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?
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!
These dolls look so innocent, yet they promise to make a very challenging puzzle!
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, TN. 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 smaller than the others, but still 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 have 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, Tennessee. 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!