A few days ago, I decided to crack open one of my two Italian trunks and live a little.

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My Trunks

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Shipping Tag - Naples to New York
 

I have been married 44 years and have owned this crochet bedspread for 50 years or more. It was part of my trousseau (corredo) together with other treasurables.

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Crochet Bedspread - Copriletto all'Uncinetto

It took my mother 5 years to complete this bedspread utilizing many summer afternoons, skilled hands and lot of ecru thread... a lot of work... and a lot of love. When I got married, I found the bedspread to be old fashioned, fussy and not useful. Not practical but yet very pretty. And really, it’s a treasure. An heirloom practically and too good to use every day. So, I have never used it. I decided to save it for a really special occasion.


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Crochet Pillows

The years went by. My husband and I moved from a double bed, to a queen sized bed, to a king. Children were born. More years go by. Lots of them. The children moved out and married. My mother is no longer here.


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More years go by. Until, finally last week, getting ready for very special houseguests - I decided to use the crochet bedspread. It has been waiting fifty years for my Real Life to begin.

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