Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Summer of 1961

Let's time travel back to the summer of 1961.  My father was 14 and he began this collection of butterflies for a 4-H project he entered in the county fair.

Dad started this collection and having been time worn and faded, my sons and I have added to it in the last few years.



This is the stuff of summer when you raise three boys.  In tribute to my Dad, my summer mantel.  
I will join Layla for at The Lettered Cottage for her Summer Mantel party. 
And, Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage.

13 comments:

Ann Nichols said...

Such a great occupation for three boys - and a granddad who was a boy when he started it!
Blessings!
Ann

Jenni said...

Interesting collection and such a wonderful memorabilia.Hopefully not too many people collect butterflies, I think it probably was a thing of the past.
jenni

Emily said...

Sherry, Your summer mantle is a wonderful tribute to your Dad. This is such a special way for you to share your Dad's collection with your sons. Love your black and white photographs. Great Post.......

~Emily
The French Hutch

La said...

That's quite a collection and nicely displayed. I'll bet your dad was extremely proud of his achievement.

The summer of 1961, I was in diapers and everyone was at my beckon call. In a few years, I'll be back in diapers and I'll have to pay someone to take care of me. :o)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

It is so nice that you have your dad's collection! And that your boys are interested in continuing it. Summer with kids is the best thing in the world I think and I treasure every moment they are home. Linda

Barb said...

Lovely treasures and arranged so perfectly! The texture work is perfect!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful collection...and great memories that go along with it! I raised 4 sons so I know about the 'boy stuff' that you learn to enjoy! ♥

Honey at 2805 said...

How sweet that you and your sons have carried on this tradition. I love posts that tell stories!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I absolutely love butterfly collections! How lucky that you were able to hang on to your dad's all these years. That's amazing. Very pretty vignette.

Amy Kinser said...

I think your mantel is full of nostalgia and beauty. I LOVE all of your choices.

blessings,Amy

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love the butterflies. Reminds me of my son. He was obsessed with collecting butterflies when he was a kid. I miss those days. Great mantel!!!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Sherry that is so sweet that you have those things of sentiment. I love your summer mantel. Enjoy the weekend.

Sarah said...

Very creative and pretty!

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