Mar 9, 2010

{sentimental value}

If there's one thing you should know about me is that I am very much the sentimental type. I only try to keep things that mean the most to me. Recently, I found out that my grandmother, a.k.a Mamaw's house is going to be sold & my aunt has been in the process of pulling things out to be divided among her children & grandchildren. None of these things have much financial value but they mean so much to me because they belonged to her.
Going L-R across:
This is my most favorite piece of furniture now, it's a buffet with a really long drawer on top & two drawers with two cubby holes on each side. It needs to be refinished on the top but I think the flaws make it more beautiful. The next item is just a small ceramic pot with a lid. It looks like it was used to serve beans in. I am going to use it for dips or small batches of soup. The blue plate in the boat shaped crystal bowl is a vintage piece. Not sure where it came from. The crystal dish is a unique piece & my aunt told me that it was used at
my parents' wedding in '70. The owls are just figurines that were on her mantle I think. I love owls, they are just so mysterious. The four mugs are coffee mugs that my grandaddy picked up on different trips. My aunt said that he used to always have a cup of coffee in his hand....hmmm, maybe that's where I get my love of coffee from (smile). Oh, & in the red mug there are two handkerchiefs that my grandaddy used. Then, there's the old Quaker Oats tin, I don't know how old it really is but I can't get the lid off either = ) The crystal plate is divided into three sections, my aunt said Mamaw used it a lot when she cooked dinner for guests. The next picture has a small ceramic or glass dish, a milk glass vase/cup & a set of three nesting dishes. The next glass platter is one that my Mamaw used for church dinners. I absolutely love the design in it. It looks like bubbles sticking together. The flower laden cloth is actually a bonnet that my great grandmother Vann wore whenever she was outside in the hot sun. The next picture is not just a handful of buttons but a popcorn tin FULL of buttons. I am still perplexed on how my Mamaw collected this many buttons & the crazy thing is, this is only one of two tins! The last picture is of two old Ball canning jars with the original metal lids & a wooden rolling pin made by one of my great uncles that both my great grad mother & Mamaw used in baking. I will treasure these mere belongings for as long as I am alive & hopefully they will get passed on to Grant & his family.
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