Friday, February 29, 2008

SHOW & TELL '08 - #9 - H.E. Stand

Hard to believe 2 months of 2008 are already gone. Another week flown by and it's Friday and time to head to Kelli's for Show & Tell.



(click to enlarge for detail)
What I am showing today isn't very fancy but it is one of my treasures.

It is a very plain stand that was made for my father many years ago by one of his friends.

I'm not sure exactly when my father received this gift.

It's just something that was always in our home.




My fathers name was Henry Errett.....hence the H.E. are his initials carved in the front.

You can also see that all the edges are sort of chiseled out.

All this work and detail was done by hand and not with power equipment.



As a very young child I remember being confused by the HE thinking it stood for

"he" and not understanding about initials.


This little stand sits in my entry hall. During the 4 years Mickey and I traveled in our 5th wheel we even had it with us there!!!


You can see it holds a few books. The part behind the door has one shelf and we keep a few often needed household tools there: hammer, screw drivers, picture hooks, measuring tape, etc.


I acquired this little stand in 1971 after my fathers death and my mother had moved from New Mexico here to Oklahoma to be with us.


Thanks for letting me share a very precious item of mine. It is special because of the great love I had for my father and it was his.

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30 comments:

Muum said...

That is a nice keepsake. I love having 'things' that remind me of my beloved friends and family, too.

Tammy said...

How very special to have this, Susan! I love things made out of wood by hand!

diana said...

that is a very interesting shaped piece of furniture. it's cool because it's an original and hand made. and i know it's very special because it was your dad's.

have a great weekend.

jennifer said...

What a wonderful piece of history from your childhood. I can imagine your young eyes reading He and wondering who "HE" was!!! Jen

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, Susan, I love that little stand! I think it IS fancy! Or maybe unique is a better name! How special that it was your Dad's and has his initials on it!

Katherine
I'm enjoying the posts on prayer!

Barbara H. said...

That is a wonderful keepsake. It is lovely in itself, but even more special because of whose it was and how it was made.

Jewelgirl said...

By the way you write about
the stand, it must be the most beloved thing you own, your Dad must of been a very wonderful man!
A wonderful family treasure!

Feathering My Nest said...

What a lovely piece from your dad. It's just the way most children think. I would have thought the same about the H.E.

Kathi

Nancy said...

Susan, That is a awesome piece of furniture I can see why you took it with you traveling. Also can be used for many things, very creative indeed

Sharon said...

That is a very neat little book stand! How wonderful that it is handmade and reminds you of your father!

:0) Sharon

Abounding Treasures said...

I love things made by hand and with love, and it's REALLY special to have something that was your father's and that reminds you of him ....

Blessings,
Mrs M

Farrah said...

Thank you for sharing! It's so nice when something very useful such as furniture also has so much meaning. :-)

Linds said...

I love your stand, Susan. What a perfect way to illustrate how things made by hand with love for someone stand the test of time.

MightyMom said...

very sweet

Lisa said...

Nice! I love the design. Unique for sure!

Nora Lee said...

What a nice piece of remembrance from you father. Our treasures don't have to be fancy just special to our hearts. Thanks for sharing.

Julieann said...

Isn't it funny how when we are so little what we think--I bet you had a *A-HA* moment, when you realized those were intials...:)
I love the stand.

Julieann

Barbara said...

Very unusual. At first I was wondering if there was another side which said HER then I read the rest of the post.

AngellesLament said...

A very beautiful item! Thanks for sharing!!

Betty said...

I like the table. It reminds me of the table I posted a couple of weeks ago, not that they look anything alike, but my table was made by my Dad's cousin years and years ago.

I would say you table and mine are both nice keepsakes to remind us of our Dad's.

Dawn said...

What a wonderful treasure and memory to have!

Mountain Mama said...

What a wonderful treasure.
Your dad must have cherished it too since a friend made it for him.
And what a great idea to have a shelf for books at the side.
I'm glad you posted it.

jennifer said...

SUSAN! I left you a RoCkIn' little award over at my site. Come and get it if you want it! Jennifer

justabeachkat said...

What a special treasured piece!!

Happy Monday

Hugs!
Kat

Meredith Teagarden said...

After reading a previous post about your father, I can see even more why this piece is one of your treasures! How lovely you have it now.

Kathleen Marie said...

I love it when there is a story behind an item that makes it so much personal and that is what makes it such a treasure! Awesome!

Maxine said...

Now that is indeed special. Anything we have that reminds us of departed loved ones is precious. And to think how it's still being so useful to your family.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Hey Lady,

Just stopping by to say hello, and tell you I answered your question on my blog today. If you have any other questions, please ask! Granted my answers won't be as profound as yours were, but I'll try!!

Katherine

Our Peculiar Life said...

What a wonderful treasure!

Nadine said...

That is a very special piece. It looks like its in great shape. I love that it was made by hand.