28 May 2019


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My cleaning lady, a middle aged Polish woman works already nearly 10 years or more for us. For our birthdays each, she crocheted these beautiful bed covers herself. I was very touched.

That remembered me when WW II was over and Germany in ruins, there was no money at all and people exchanged whatever they had mostly against food. The farmers got a lot of jewelry or oriental rags against meat an eggs and my mother who loved to knit, knitted for the 5 children of a carpenter jackets and pullovers against a doll house for me. The carpenter made a beautiful doll house with furniture, nothing was missing !

I think it is still in our attic, as I had a boy and not a girl, it remained unused. Should be an antique by now.

Linking to Linda Hills One liner Wednesday


Loree said...

That's lovely that you still have the doll's house. I am sure you could probably sell it for quite a bit of money. Some people collect them.

DUTA said...

During the war, while in exile, my Mom gave away her wedding ring for potato peels. She used to say: if only I had more rings...That phrase did something to me,stayed with me, and I have on almost each finger some thin gold rings.

William Kendall said...

Such a cute kitty cat.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Love the colors and I never learn to knit.
Coffee is on

mamasmercantile said...

Such lovely and thoughtful gifts from your lovely cleaning lady. The dolls house is probably worth quite a lot of money these days.

Tamago said...

It's so sweet your mom knitted carpenter jackets for you to have a doll house. Also your cleaning lady is very sweet to crochet the bed cover. Looks like Rosie is enjoying it a lot :-)

likeschocolate said...

That is so touching! So sweet! Have a wonderful week.