Show and Tell - Treasure Album

Time for Kelli's Show and Tell, go here for lots more fun. Today I'm sharing my Treasure Album
Some of you know I've been doing Creative Memories for about 12 years now. As a CM consultant I've done about 25 or more photo albums! This past weekend I started a new album. This one is a Treasure Album. If you click on the photo above and read the journal box, you will read why I'm doing a Treasure Album! It is to inform my children on things I consider valuable and hope they will keep them in the family when I am gone.
My children and whole family know that they themselves are the most "valuables" in my life and my true treasures, but they also need to know what not to sell in a garage sale when I'm gone!!
Some of my figurine collection, above.
The photos above, right are of my grandmother when she was a baby, the journal boxes tell a little about her.
(Above) I told about some things that were given to me, and who gave them to me.

I hope you may consider making a Treasure Album of your own so your children will know what to keep in the family, and not sell in a garage sale!

Below: I'm sharing more of my Ivy and Innocence collection to those of you who want to see more. This one is probably my most favorite piece! It is named "The Tinker's Wagon"

Click on each photo to see all the wonderful detail! Look inside the cart to see the tiny little tea set, the lace on the doily, etc!

Below is another part of the Ivy and Innocence Village:

This is the town florist, It is named "Greene's Flower Shop."
The little girl on the left is "Blossom Greene." The little girl in the middle is "Katie Jayne Tucker." The flower cart is "Blossom's Flower Cart." Click on all pictures for more detail.
Front of "Green's Flower Shop," and "Katie Jayne" on the right.
Back of "Blossom's Flower Cart" and "Katie Jayne"
(Above) Blossom and her Flower Cart
"The Garden Gazebo" front
Above: "The Garden Gazebo" back
Below: Wishing Well is named "Making Wishes Come True"
Below: Back of "Wishing Well"

Above: "The Sparkling Fountain" and "Jonathan and Giddyup" I'm sorry this one is blurry, below is the back side which is a little more clear. Can you see the tiny little yellow bird on top?
I hope you have enjoyed seeing more of my Ivy and Innocence collection. I will show more next week.



Betty said...

Katherine, making a Treasure Album for your children is such a good idea. I always enjoy visiting you as you have such interesting things to show.

My Show and Tell has been posted. I told some more about our trip to Huntsville and showed some more pictures. I hope you have time to visit me.

Brenna said...

What a beautiful collection! Simply beautiful!

Jewelgirl said...

Great Idea! I think my family
history album comes first but
this would be good for anyone
who has treasues and large
collections like your figurines!

ceekay said...

Your treasure album is beautiful. I did a list for my children, but yours is a treasure in itself....but I know not to expect anything less from you. Hope your drs appts went well. I have to go this Tuesday. I don't want to, but...praying that I will get another 3 months without treatment. Have a good weekend....

Anonymous said...

Thank You for sharing with Your treasure album. What a great idea!


Char said...

Your treasure album is just an excellent idea. Your figurines are so cute. That is quite the collection we've seen so far. Have a great weekend.

Hootin' Anni said...

The album would be so fun for me to have you leaf through each and every page!!! And the bird fountain at the end....I have this small area in my room that is vacant....I'm thinking this would fit so perfectly. LOL [just kidding]

My Show n Tell is ready for visitors.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

You have been busy blogging the last few days and it all looks great! :) Love the idea of the Treasure Book! I'm sure it will be treasured in your family for many long years! You did a wonderful job on it too! The recipes sound great! I'm going to try to print some of those out! My husband's mom & step-dad, just got back from AL, Wednesday. I can't remember the name of the town, Dotham maybe??? It was two hours on the other side of Atlanta. They loved it! Said that is beautiful down in Alabama! :) ...but, I guess you already knew that! LOL!

Have a great day! Hugs, Rhonda :)

A Hint of Home said...

What a great idea! You have so many precious things, you surely don't want them sold. I see you have an old trunk too. Love it.

Simply Heart And Home said...


I did enjoy seeing more Ivy and Innocence. So precious!

Your albums are lovely. Everyone must enjoy looking through them. I've not heard of Creative Memories before. How does that work?


Constance said...

Since I love to scrapbook I really like the idea of a Treasure Album!!! I could relate to your S&T this week a lot! I have an old trunk in the restoration/preservation process and I am eager to get it back! Thanks for sharing and the awesome idea!

Anonymous said...

What a neat idea! I am working on my parents 50th anniversary memory album as Mom was not a scrapbook person. A lot of time goes into it! And as for garage sales and not putting your treasures in them-- today happens to be the townwide garage sales we have every spring here in Tremont,Illinois. And just so you know I just witnessed a lady with a wooden table (at the neighbors)that was very proud of her find -- she was practically run walking to her car with it! There are people at the garage sales that are looking for treasures worth far more than the money paid for'em,such as yourself. You are a very neat lady! Enjoy your site!

marye said...

what a great idea!

Jennie said...

What lovely albums and such an original idea, listing the "history" of your various pieces.

Lallee said...

Katherine, the book will be a treasure to your girls someday. I especially loved your treasure chest and the sock doll made by your mother.


Feathering My Nest said...

Katherine, This is such a lovely album. I do want to do this too. I will begin one sometime when I'm less busy. I think they are a fun and creative activity. I'm so glad for the idea. Your pictures of your grandmother are very special.


Kathy said...

Everything is wonderful - the album is precious!
Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Lisa said...

I love scrap books! Oh my goodness! Your book looks so nice!
I tried to comment last week on your "Ivy Villiage". Your collection is nice.My computer was being contrary, though.

Carrie said...

The treasure album is a valuable guide for the family in disposing of a loved one's goods. I certainly want to look into this concept, since I have so many collections.
Thanks for the idea.

MammyT said...

I agree that the treasure album is a real good idea. There may be some things that our families don't know about the history of things they see all the time, too, that would bear an explanation in a book like that. I know that some of my children know some things that others don't - and vice versa. I thank you for sharing this.

The Apron Queen said...

I love your idea for a treasure album. Important to keep things in the family. I somtimes wonder when I see things in antique stores... why isn't that a family heirloom?

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Jaderocks said...

What a great idea to make a treasure album. Not only for mine but for my mother's treasures. She has many antiques. I think I will start one for her so my sister and I know where things came from and which ones she holds dear to her.
The gazebo and well are my favorites in your collection this week.

Linda said...

Hi Katherine, your treasure album is a treasure in itself. I clicked on each page and read the stories about each piece...I really think the little sock doll your mom made is very precious. This is wonderful just to know the history of everything and why you love them. Have a happy weekend, Linda

Becki said...

What a wonderful idea -- the Treasure Album. I culd see someday the entries being taken apart and kept with each of the "treasures" -- making them even a greater keepsake. What a gift you have made for your loved ones.

Kelli said...

What a beautiful treasure book, Katherine! I can tell you put a lot of love into it. I didn't know you were a CM consultant! I will have to remember that when I decide to get caught up on my photo albums...I only use CM supplies for them. :0)

jennifer said...

Love the book and the Ivy and Innocence figurines. Very cool show and tell. I hope to be caught up by next Friday. i have really missed Show and Tell!


Kari & Kijsa said...

Lovely collection!! Have a blessed Sunday,
kari & kijsa

Mary said...


I love your treasure album. What a great idea. This way your children will know exactly why the items were your treasures. I enjoyed reading about all of them.

I like that Tinker's Wagon and the well. You have a great collection there.

Take care, my friend and have a wonderful week.


Alice said...

Your Treasure Album is such a good idea. My husband and I have inherited so many family pieces and I'd hate for the history to be lost. I'm going to add this to my list of future projects. Thank you for sharing this idea!

Adrienne said...

Katherine -
I just discovered that - somehow - I missed a few of your posts! I don't know how it happened because I check your blog nearly every day. I absolutely love your Treasure Album. I've done CM for a number of years and have so much more to do. I love the way you did your album. Simple with a touch of class. I think I will take pictures of many of the wonderful things in my dear mother's home and have her make a Treasure Album for me. That would be a great gift to gift her - the album, the pictures, the supplies. Thanks for the idea! And, while I'm at it I think I'll make one for me.

I wish I could see your album in person and hear more about your lovely treasures. Wouldn't that be fun?

I will be more careful to check in with you. I don't like to miss a thing you share.

Love Bears All Things said...

Now I know a consultant to give credit to when I order supplies.
Mama Bear