Friday, November 12, 2010

certificat de bapteme...

Did you ever come across a vintage treasure that was so beautiful you had to just sit and stare at it for a while...
I found this beauty in my attic...

I think I knew it was there but had put it aside in my mind for a while ~ until I was ready to appreciate all it's beauty...

This is my Dad's baptism certificate or "Certificat de Bapteme"...

See the date...November 12, 1929.  Today would have been my Dad's 81st birthday.  However, today I am not going to be sad because I miss him I am going to remember his smile, his kindness, his wit and the true gentleman that he was ~ as well as all the wonderful, happy memories we made together.  My daughter was baptised 21 years ago today so it is another reason to smile and gaze at this beautiful family treasure...
  Today is also Vintage Inspiration Friday over at Common Ground where Debra is playing hostess of this fun party (thanks Debra!).  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thank you for visiting!!

18 comments:

Sandi said...

That really is a beautiful certificate Sandi and even more special because it was your dads!!
Happy day celebrating him!
Blessings~

NanaDiana said...

Sandi-That is a beautiful certificate...and how special that you have it. I think you should frame it and hang it somewhere. How special that your daughter was baptized on his birthday! Hugs-Diana

Jane said...

You had a very special treasure tucked away in your attic! Have a great day thinking of your Dad.
Jane

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

that is cool ;)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a wonderful family heirloom, Sandi, so beautiful too! It is the perfect piece to remember your dad on his birthday. :)
xo ~ Jo

Passionate for White said...

Such a nice post - I'll be your Dad was a great guy!

♥ Blue Creek Basement ♥ said...

What a wonderful heirloom to keep in your family forever! I wish they still gave these out at baptisms. It truly is beautiful.

Stella said...

How nice that grandpa and grandaughter share a special day. The certificate is lovely. What a nice treasure and memory.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Sandi, I just love this sort of personal pieces of ephemera. Wonderful family memories and heirlooms. Blessings on your day. So glad that you have it! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!
xo,
Debra

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a beautiful, beautiful post....what a beautiful memory....how fortunate for you that you have this treasure to remember your father by. thank you for sharing it with us. it tugged at mon coeur!

Tamarah said...

Hi Sandi....!

THANKS for sharing this BEAUTIFUL card with us....! How LOVELY for you to have this tangible Treasure to remind you of your sweet Dad....And how WONDERFUL for your Daughter that she shares this SPECIAL date....!

Take care & have a FAB weekend....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

PS: I think the Ideas House is started to get a little crowded....hahahahaha....!!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

This is really beautiful. I wish they still used images like that on things today :-)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings,
Marcia

Rose said...

love the baptisimal paper. years ago it seemed paper work for different event was more eye catching. you have a great item for your family history. rose

Rebecca said...

How beautiful...what a precious treasure to have and remind you of your daddy. I think of my dad quite a bit lately, he has gone to be with the Lord 2 years now and it doesn't seem that long. I do miss him. Thanks for such a lovely post
Blessings
Rebecca

AnthonyRosesShabHome said...

Wow Sandi I didn't realize your father would of been 81. crazy how the time goes. That so nice you still have that

The Tin Rabbit said...

What a beautiful family heirloom It would be so lovely framed and be a constant reminder of your dad! Have a great week!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

It is such a beautiful certificate... I love the details. It brings so much peace to know that one day we will see all of our loved ones again. xoxo

Linda said...

Such a sweet post! This is such a treasure...thank you for sharing it with us!

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