Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Heirloom: a definition of

As defined in The Free Dictionary:
heir·loom n.

1. A valued possession passed down in a family through succeeding generations.
2. An article of personal property included in an inherited estate.
3. A cultivar of a vegetable or fruit that is open-pollinated and is not grown widely for commercial purposes. An heirloom often exhibits a distinctive characteristic such as superior flavor or unusual coloration.

Photo courtesy of S. D. Jackson Photography

Carla's Victorian Heirlooms creates household items and gift items and individually embellishes each one for a unique finishing touch. As a very young girl, Carla was taught to sew and embroider, working a threaded needle before she could print her full name. Some of the hand tools used in the creations at the studio are heirloom sewing and needlework tools passed down to the artisan from her great grandmother and her grandmother... the very same tools Carla used as a small girl.

Until next time... stay safe, be happy.