Thursday, July 14, 2011

what would you take...?





check out this blog where folks artfully arrange their most treasured possessions


14 comments:

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

Though questions! First and foremost I'd take my husband and my precious pup! I'd probably instinctively grab my purse then hopefully I'd think to grab the mac book, back up drive, wedding box, and few pieces of sentimental jewelry. But who knows what I would actually end up with! :)

Karena said...

Hi Donna,

Miss Belle, my Himalayan, family photos and important documents file.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Do come and enter my new Giveaway, a painting!

katie [the bright life] said...

Hadn't heard of that site but it's great! Totally shows what people are interested in and most attached to...so interesting. Xo, Katie

Caroline Boneham said...

Love the dialogue this inspires! What a fun site. What would you take?

Acquired Objects said...

The husband can run faster then I can and I know he would grab our pup so for me since they're within grabbing of the front door my purse, keys (for my truck)and my laptop. But to be honest pretty much anything I could grab on my way out. Interesting question that I pray nobody will ever have to find out!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I would grab Cappi and Don and be out the door.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Of course, the kiddos and the dogs (in that order)

ninehundredandseventytwelverecipes said...

Assuming husband and cats are safe - I'd grab my commonplace books (as in picture two), but there is a lot of sentimental precious-only-to-me stuff that I would mourn

JeanMarie said...

This actually happened to our family, it was a construction accident on a new roof for a historic home. I was the only one at home except for the workers so, everyone was safe. We salvaged nothing except the pj's I was wearing and the clothes my husband was wearing at the office. It took a while, but it is has been a very freeing experience and enabled us to recognize and enjoy the blessings of each new day.

penelopebianchi said...

It actually happened to me. May 1,1982. My husband woke up at 5 am dreaming of roasting marshmallows. Crackling on the roof. He saw a little tiny flames.......6 inches in diameter.......on the roof over our older daughters' room! He said, "Penny, call the fire department!" He went out and got the hose.....I picked up the phone.....dead line. It had started with a short in the attic at 11:00 pm. Building in the attic all night.
(lesson:always have a smoke alarm in the attic; smoke goes up! All smoke alarms worked......none went off)

Five more minutes.....none of us would have awakened. Flames were 75 feet in the air in 5 minutes. It sucks the oxygen out of the house!

Children, dogs, cats, pet rat. I was in shock. I thought all the contents were lost. I was OK .....everything alive was safe.

Firemen were heroes. They asked me: "This is a very advanced fire; do you want us to concentrate on the structure or the contents?" I said, "the contents and nothing that plugs in!"
They went in; took the paintings and everything off the walls; put them on top of the furniture, pushed the furniture into the middle of the rooms...and covered it all with asbestos tarps before they turned on the water. 90%of the contents were saved......90 % of the structure was lost.

Watching it....I was sure everything in it was gone. Treasures I had inherited from 3 generations. I was actually OK with that. I remember thinking "those are things. Everyone who was alive is still alive; I am so grateful!!!" One really doesn't know until it happens to you.

Probably more than you wanted to hear! I love Firemen!!!

ps one thing I mourned.....but feel grateful to have had. A poem my father wrote to my mother and illustrated. He died when I was 4. I remember it, though.......I am so grateful everyone lived; I got over that really fast. I just picture it in my head

Our Old House said...

Husband, dog, and the old family photo album if there was time. I would be agonising over the piano but it is HEAVY.

Exchange 2007 said...

Nice!

paula said...

The kiddos, the hard drives, and hopefully my purse. Such a scary thought to have. ha.

pretty pink tulips said...

I love this concept. It makes me thinking about what I would include!!!

xo Elizabeth