Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Harp Pin

Show and Tell

Kelli at There Is No Place Like Home hosts Show & Tell Friday's. This is my first time participating. I would like to tell you about a pin that has been in our family for over 100 years. Everything we know about the pin comes from my grandma who is 85.

Here is a picture of the pin. We call it the "Harp Pin" because it's shaped like a harp. My grandma DeKraker is pinning it on me on my wedding day October 19, 2002. It is made out of yellow gold and rose gold. It has seven rubies in it. We don't know who crafted it, but it was probably made by hand since it was the 1800's.

Here is a picture of my great-great grandparents. This is Garrett and Katrina Telder on their wedding day in 1885. Grandma is wearing the harp pin that we think was a wedding present.

Here is a picture of my grandpa and grandma DeKraker. She is the grand daughter of Katrina Telder who was the original owner of the pin. They are pictured here and grandma is wearing the pin.

One last photo to share. This is my great-great grandma Katrina Telder and her daughter which is my great grandma Della Cnossen (Telder). As you can see she is a young baby and Katrina has on her wedding dress and the pin. We think she took this picture on their anniversary.
I hope you have enjoyed the story and pictures of our families treasure.


Carrie said...

What a wonderful heirloom to have. It is also so nice to have the photos.

SimpleFolk said...

Wow! I am just amazed by this. What a treasure you have there! I have been blessed to be the "keeper" of several family keepsakes as well. I treasure my heritage and each and every token that belonged to those before me. Thanks so much for sharing!


Thru Pink Curtains said...

nice to have heirlooms from down the centuries and the feeling of belonging will bring closeness in your family

Kathy said...

I loved your pictures and the story behind the pin! Great post!...Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Timalee said...

The love that you have the old pictures to go along with your keepsake, very special!

Sadie said...

Thats sweet! I never new anything was around like that. Love seeing the old photos of family too.