Home is.......A Family Heirloom
I sat here trying to think of what, if any, heirlooms I had from Great Grandparents and beyond. I don't think I have many. We moved to the West Coast when I was young and after my Great Grandparents passed away I don't think we had anything passed down which is a bit sad since I love old things.
After my mom passed away I did end up with a few things that are special to me and I hope will be special to my girls someday as well. I also have many of her hand written recipes that I'll keep and pass along, as well as some old family photos (which I love).
My mom purchased this old secretaries desk years ago at an antique store and it was always my favorite. I love the etched designs carved into the wood. I love the glass panes and the book shelves on either side. I love how it opens up with little nooks and crannies.
We store our board games in the bottom and card games in the drawer.
The other thing I ended up with was a box of doilies that had been crocheted by my great grandma, some were never finished, but they are all beautiful. One day I'll find something creative to do with them.
I love family heirlooms and things that evoke a memory, a smile, laughter. I'm linking this post to Home Is.... Hosted by Sandy at Reluctant Entertainer. Head over and join her.
With Joy UNquenchable,