Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Gallery: Home

This weeks theme for The Gallery is Home. I have to admit when I read it at first I was a bit stumped as I wasn't sure how I could sum up what makes our home 'home'. Then after a chat with my husband about it on Sunday night I had my idea so I definitely owe him some credit for this one.

In our hallway we have three items hanging on our wall. There is a 'Home' sign, underneath that an Irish blessing plaque which my mom gave us as a house warming present, it has the Irish word 'beannacht' which means 'blessing' on it and underneath that there is a glass imprint of Ben's hands and feet which we had made when he was just five weeks old. I love how these things look together and how they symbolise our family home which is truly blessed by our wonderful little boy.



It was difficult to get a decent picture of them together as it is quite a narrow hallway so here is each one in more detail.







I have to give a special mention to the imprint of Ben's hands and feet as I just love this piece so much. It is a Crystal Imprint by Connell and Hart Glass which we had the impression for taken at the Baby Show back in 2009. It is amazing how much detail there is in each little hand and foot with all the lines clearly visible and they are oh so tiny, it's hard to imagine now that they were ever that small! I am so glad we had this made when we did and opted to get both hands and feet. It truly is a once in a lifetime piece to treasure forever and takes pride of place in our home.

16 comments:

Mum2babyinsomniac said...

That glass inprint is amazing! I have never seen them before, I wish I had got one done! x

Mummy's Space said...

Thank you - I do love it and the detail in it. x

Jennypaulin said...

The glass imprint is really lovely and such a wonderful treasure to have. I have one for each of my boys from a different glass manufacturer and I just love looking at them xx

Emma said...

Beautiful! I LOVE the glass imprints too. I want one for my daughter now. xx

PippaD said...

That is a beautiful thing to have in your home, and I might have to steal the idea for mine!

Chris said...

Oh gosh, that is gorgeous! I wish I'd had that done!

actuallymummy said...

What a perfect trio! I totally regret not doing those feet things every time I see one - a very special treasure :-)

Multiple Mummy said...

Oh I love all three of those! The glass handprints...where did you get that done? Gorgeous! The blessing pack would mean the world to me if my Mum gave me that! x

Mari said...

Beautiful, I love all three but think the Irish Blessing sign is my fave

Mummy's Space said...

They really are a fantastic thing to have done. The picture doesn't do it justice - there's so much detail in it. I love it :) x

Mummy's Space said...

You should do. Ours came out so lovely - hard to do it justice in a photo x

Mummy's Space said...

Do definitely! It always makes me smile :)

Mummy's Space said...

Thank you!

Mummy's Space said...

Thank you! It is definitely something to treasure :)

Mummy's Space said...

Thank you! We got the imprint taken at the baby show and dot the finished product a few weeks later. I love the blessing too - nice bringing a bit of my Irish family connection to our home x

Mummy's Space said...

Thank you! It is very special to me! x

Post a Comment