Hi everyone! I hope you are not tired of the overload of posts from me:-) I wanted to share some vintage treasures that mean so much to me.
I write about things that have come from my great grandfather's house quite a lot here, so I wanted to share more about that. Here is the house in winter...
I never saw the house as it was torn down and replaced with a new brick rancher before I was born. My dad has told me so much about it as they lived there until he was in high school. The little guest house that I have featured, was behind this house.
This house was filled with beautiful *never-painted* wormy chestnut woodwork that my grandfather carefully removed and bundled, then stored. If you have visited here much, you have seen us reuse and repurpose that wood.
Luis started building a corner china cabinet a couple years ago from a walnut tree my dad had cut in the 1970s. We are finishing it with the wormy chestnut trim from the old house, but have yet to get the doors done. They will be made using the eight-inch baseboard mouldings.
Since it is really large and doorless, I have accessorized it to remind me of the old store, which my grandfather owned here, with things from the store and the old house.
The cathedral photo belonged to my great grandmother who lived in Washington D.C., for a time, but I don't know what it is. I'm pretty sure it's not the Washington Cathedral, but maybe another Washington church since it came from there. I also lived there, so it is special to me. All the books are from the late 1800s/early 1900s and belonged to my grandfather or his mother. All are inscribed with my great grandmother's handwriting.
This old, electric iron of my grandmother's is so heavy I cannot imagine using it.
The box came from the old garage that is on the property here.
You all go to antique markets...I go here:-)
The trim moulding here on top was in the house, I found the coffee can in the smokehouse, and the photo is my late great grandmother with her children and sister.
My mom let me "borrow" the scales just for the photo. The date on these is 1912.
Here are the same scales (top) in the old house, with my grandfather at the sink. Notice the window is the same as I have hanging by my piano.
I thought the storage jars would be nice here with the balsam pine sachet my grandmother made for me...
We will eventually get the doors made--solid wood at the bottom, and seeded glass on the top.
Thanks so much for stopping by!! You all know how much I love anything that belonged to my family, so I appreciate your bearing with me as I share it all. Most people would just throw away a lot of these things, but even the tiniest, most worn out item is so special to me.
I'll be joining Courtney for Holiday Vignettes
Debra for Vintage Inspiration Friday
so be sure to stop by!!