Priceless Memories Our Accessories Hold

This scarf holds beautiful memories. And they just keep coming. I fished it out of a sale bin at Neiman Marcus over 15 years ago. It was the brightly colored tubes of lipsticks…marching around the edge that caught my eye. They still continue to make me smile when I wear it…but the memories it holds, make me far happier than how it looks.

Last summer I wore it as a do-rag while my daughter and I made wild blackberry jam at our home on Vancouver Island. It was a great way to keep my hair back. She labeled our jam “WanderLust” to celebrate her year of whirlwind traveling.
Those memories become all the sweeter now that we’ve sold the house.
I’m treasuring the few jars I have left and now the scarf holds those memories.

Yesterday my new grandson James, snuggled down for a nap on me, nestled up to my scarf.

It was the first time I had him all to myself for over an hour. While my exhausted son and daughter-in-law took naps, I lay on the couch with sweet baby James. Cooing softly, rubbing his little back, telling him how special he was.
When he awoke there was a tiny spot of baby drool on my scarf.

I’m feeling pretty smug and content holding this bundle of joy and hope.

I’d never thought about it before now…but that scarf is priceless.
It holds such beautiful memories.

I may never wash it again.

Just kidding. It’s not like Elvis whipped his brow with it!
{Carbon dating myself with that comment :-}

The memories are inside.

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44 Comments

  1. What a happy post. I loved the photo of you and your daughter, both glowing. And that picture of you with Baby James made me melt. He’s so perfect. And that’s a great photo of your son holding him. I can only imagine what’s like to hold a grandbaby. I’ve been having fun catching up on your blog. Cute selfie. I wish I didn’t feel so weird taking one. Sometimes I think I’m quite a bore.
    xo
    Leslie

  2. I love your sense of humor, how you cherish the good times and above all cherish your family. Wee James is absolutely precious and he is a fortunate boy to have you in his life! Your scarf is pretty darn special.

  3. I just read your comment on my blog and clicked over to yours – LOVE THIS POST! And can I say that your grandson is such a little cutie – warms my heart to see your pictures with him. Imagine all the memories you will make with him? I am excited for the day when you are out shopping with him and pick up a piece of clothing that will hold the memory of one of your first shopping trips together. 🙂

  4. Love the scarf!

    I have one gorgeous black, white, and red scarf (covered with high heels) that was given to me as a gift by the man I love. I save it for very special occasions and feel fantastic whenever I wear it.

    But the grandbaby on your scarf? That’s even lovelier. 🙂

  5. Oh my dear … this is my favorite post of your to date! it is infused with such reality … and love!

    xoxo
    Tamera
    PS- such an absolutely gorgeous picture of You with your beautiful daughter!

  6. Memories tucked away in pieces of clothing or accessories are easily accessed just by wearing them. Sometimes they beat photos for impact. The scarf is a beauty and I thank you for sharing it at Hat Attack.

    Your grandson is darling!

  7. I love this post! I am not a keeper of things (but am a keeper!) or very sentimental about stuff but this…this is one of those items you treasure and…feel the love whenever wearing the scarf. As described above, your scarf captures the fabric of life and that is a keeper! 😉

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo Cat

  8. This post gave me the shivers-so sweet. These precious moments with you and ‘Sweet baby James’. Your story of your scarf captures the fabric of life beautifully.
    Happy weekend my friend!
    xx, Heather

  9. Jennifer – this now has to be one of those family heirlooms!! And each generation can wear it almost like a christening gown PS you look very hip with that as a headscarf

  10. This post brought tears to my eyes as did the one announcing your grandson. The simple things we hold so dear are truly priceless. I am new to your blog and enjoy your posts.

  11. That’s lovely, the scarf is a poem to you, I am so unsentimental, I sometimes think I’m a man trapped in woman’s body!

  12. What a great post. This is everything I love about scarves–they catch your eye with their pattern and colors and then you wear them and they become imprinted with memories as well. James is a gorgeous baby, that little cowlick in his hair reminds me so much of daughter’s hair when she was new. And the hair shade was very similar! Congratulations to your son and daughter-in-law, and you, what a precious time for your family. Enjoy Halloween with little James! XO, Jill

  13. Love these pictures!!! He is beautiful, as are the two of you together! And your daughter as well. Love that circle of life and scarves – so precious!

    You sold the house! No more sorties to Canada for you (unless you decide to visit east!). It must be a relief and a feeling of sadness all mixed up – the end of an era!

    1. It is bittersweet. When the realtor called to say all subjects had been removed, I burst into tears. Be careful what you wish for, and all that. Now the fun part…packing:-/
      It is the end if an era for us and the beginning of an adventure. Not sure what that will be yet.

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