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Friday, July 31, 2009

Heirloom Party

I’m joining Marie over at Emma Calls Me Mama for an Heirloom Party today, how fun! While I don’t really have any heirlooms that have been passed down throughout the generations, I do have one piece that I hope will one day become an heirloom piece, and it holds some items from my grandparents that are very dear to me. This china cabinet was my mother’s, and it is an antique, but I think she was the first one in our family to own it and she passed it down to me:

IMG_1732 She painted it and distressed it before she gave it to me.

IMG_1750 Here’s a close-up of the contents, I’ve numbered some the things I got from my grandparents:

chinaheirloomsItems 1-3 are crystal pieces that I always remember being in my grandparent’s home. The candy dish on the top shelf was always filled with candies that I loved to grab when I visited!

Item #4 is a cup and saucer that my grandfather brought to my grandmother from New York.

Item #5 is a painted platter that I just found pretty.

Item #6 is actually from my husband’s family. It is a pair of glass hurricane candlesticks with a “W” (our last name initial) etched on the front. I don’t know much about these, but I do know they have been in his family for some time and his aunt gave them to us a couple years ago. I’ll try to get a larger photo posted later, sorry!

While none of these items have much monetary value on their own, each piece holds so much sentimental value to me! I love to take a moment every now and then to look at these pieces and remember my grandparents. Hopefully they will belong to my children one day and I can tell them stories of the fun times I shared with my grandparents.

Be sure and visit Marie and the others who are sharing their beautiful heirlooms today! I hope everyone has a great weekend, I’ll be back next week with some thrifty treasures, a full re-cap of my Dallas shopping trip, and some new DIY craft projects!


  1. Your cabinet is gorgeous and everything in it beautiful! Really cool stuff.

  2. I love that little cabinet- your distressing job gives it so much character!!

  3. Very pretty! Love the crystal and that cabinet is a very beautiful, yet practical piece!

  4. Oh, I love that cabinet! It is so pretty and the distressing only adds to the beauty of it! Your treasures inside are beautifully shown off.

  5. wow it's shabby too i love it!!

  6. Thank you for joining the party! I love your cabinet. The shape is so pretty. Your Mom did a great job painting & distressing it! The pieces inside are fabulous! Thank you for numbering them and giving us some details. The painted platter is beautiful!


  7. What a wonderful cabinet and your mom did a beautiful job distressing it! I love the stories of the treasures it holds :)


  8. I love all of the memories that you have tucked in that cabinet. This blog party is making me miss my grandparents so much.

  9. Love the cabinet. So beautiful. Love all the treasures inside. It really is distressed lovely and really fits in todays style. Great that you numbered them and told us about them. Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend.

  10. I am enjoying seeing everyone's heirlooms and the stories that go along with them.

  11. hi!
    thank you so much for the birthday wishes! Emmitt has a huge smile on his face!
    you made his day!
    it is so nice to meet you!
    melissa and emmitt

  12. Oh, Wow! Such great treasures! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Christy ~ Thanks for visiting me. I haven't made my way all around yet! You have lovely things in your china cabinet. We have simliar treasures, it seems!


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