PB's dad and uncle have had the task of cleaning out Ma's home and get it ready to sell. It has been filled with all of Ma's Earthly treasures for over 60 years! Nowadays, it seems odd to hear of someone living in one place for so long but I guess that is the way it was for her generation. As they were cleaning out everything and sorting through all of her things, we were able to inherit two pieces of her furniture. I love things that have meaning behind them in our home and now I can say that I have two of Ma's special pieces. PB's grandfather, Pa, even built one of them. I love that!
This is the cabinet Pa built!
This piece sat in Ma's hallway and her telephone sat on top of it along with her phone book and address book. It was filled with all kinds of books and mementos from Ma and Pa's past. It even has a pen holder built right into the top. For now, I have placed it in our little sitting room that sits between our dining room and kitchen. It fits perfectly on this little space of wall.
I love having Ma's hand-me-downs and hope that maybe some day one of the children might want to have them in their home as well. These two pieces are sweet reminders of Ma in our home.
Do you have any family hand-me-downs that are extra special to you?