Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Put and Take

 My Dad has a collection of interesting small brass items which he keeps in a little glass cabinet on his dresser.

 This little brass Put and Take has a special history.
Dad says that his Father gave it to his Mother along with a box of chocolates when they were courting around 1920.

 I don't know what kind of chocolates he gave her...
...but I have it pictured here with my Dad's favorites.

Put and Take was a gambling game with an interesting history.
It was popular from the 19th century to the 1940's.
A google search provides additional information.

 He also had this nice old brass whistle.
It is heavy duty with a lovely smooth old patina.
A google search turned up the Whistle Museum with lots of pictures if you are interested.

I am enjoying my visit here in beautiful Florida. 

Hope all is well with you!


gail said...

Hi Laura...thanks again for your information on Ct. The Florida beaches look beautiful!
and I love the Put and Take story...I have to look it up. Never heard of it before.

High Street Cottage said...

Laura, what a lovely story and wonderful keepsake. And such a special way to display them too.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Have never heard of the "Put and Take', but love the old/vintage trinkets from many years ago. Thanks for sharing yours with us.

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

How sweet~*Love the special meaning behind those darling treasures!! Hugs,Rachel~*

time worn interiors said...

You always have the best little trinkets! Such a sweet story! I am longing for a beach getaway!

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear Laura, how wonderful you was in Florida! So beautiful photos!!!
Have a great day,
Hugs Yvonne

Michelle Palmer said...

Your posts are treasures!
Hope your time is SUNNY and WARM with wonderful memories~

Andy's Attic said...

Thank you for sharing your precious stories of your family "things". How great that you have this time with your parents to talk and share and love.

Uncanny Festoon said...

Looks like collecting runs in the family!


Anonymous said...

Hi Laura,
What wonderful treasures your Dad has, especially the one he gave to your Mom when they were courting! What a wonderful memory to have linked to that special little trinket!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I always feel so honored when you stop by because I admire your blog so much!
So glad your having a nice get-away.
Take care,

The French Bear said...

How romantic and so satisfying to hear this story....I love to hear real love stories especially when they are accompanied by words like "courting" and "box of chocolate". Laura, you always know what to show and share......I love the little bits of history and the connections between special collections and family. Glad you are enjoying your lovely vacation!
Margaret B

cheryl kuhn said...

I am so glad that you are enjoying this special time with your family. Thanks for sharing some of those wonderful family treasures!!