Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Feather Crowns

I think that feather crowns are probably something that a lot of people have never seen, or
heard of. These have been around longer than I have, and I have been around 70 yrs +. These
crowns were in an old trunk that my dad inherited from his mother. The crowns were from
ancestors pillows, I was always told that when there was a crown in a pillow after someone
passed away that they had gone to heaven.


I can remember seeing them when I was real small, I always liked to look in the old trunk when
I was a kid. I don't know why because there was not that much in it for a kid to see, mostly old papers. Some of them are 150 years old or older. Any way here are some
pictures of the crowns, and a couple old hair pins that have always been with them.






Pictures are not too good, might be the photographer.

9 comments:

Janet said...

That is so neat, Vera. I had never heard of that. Do you know whose pillow they came from? You are so lucky to have all that old stuff from your family.

intouchwith said...

I just know they from my Dads family. They must have been pretty old, because my Dad didn't know whose pillows they came from. Dad was born 1901

Shirley said...

Hi Vera, I asked John about that and he said he remembers his mom saying that when someone died on a feather tick bed or pillow that a hard ball formed in them and they were not good to sleep on anymore and had to be thrown away. Of course I didn't know anything about them. That is very interesting.

That Good Part said...

There is a book by Bobbie Ann Mason called Feather Crowns where she mentions this. I had never seen a real one so your picture is the closest I've come...thanks for sharing.

Be Blessed!♥

Kathy said...

I have never heard of a feather crown. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us.

Tipper said...

Vera-you know I have never heard of these. Wow-how neat that you have them. I'm going to ask Pap and Granny if they've ever heard of feather crowns.

Renda Keith said...

Yes , I found one in my grandmothers feathertick and was not sure what it was , a great experience happened and I now have my grandmothers heavenly crown.

VRay said...

My grandfather recently shared a story with me about the feather crowns found in his grandfathers feather pillow. I found the story to be beautiful and fascinating. Decided to google the topic and see what I could learn about feather crowns. I was thrilled to find your blog with pictures since I was having a difficult time visualizing what they would look like. Thanks for posting the pictures.

VRay said...

My grandfather recently shared a story with me about the feather crowns found in his grandfathers feather pillow. I found the story to be beautiful and fascinating. Decided to google the topic and see what I could learn about feather crowns. I was thrilled to find your blog with pictures since I was having a difficult time visualizing what they would look like. Thanks for posting the pictures.