I wanted to share a short little story about some of my loved heirlooms!!
My parents decided when the plant my Dad worked at closed abruptly they would buy and sell antiques for a living. They were only in their 50's. They had always had a love for antique and vintage pieces - especially dishes.
I sometimes wonder why I have so many dishes and then I remember - oh yea, Mom. She had enough china and crystal sets that she gave each of the four granddaughters each their own set of china and crystal.
She had a real obsession with Depression Glass. She had a group of friends who met once a month and they were called the Friday Lunch Bunch. They took turns hosting and she loved to set her table with a different pattern place setting of various colors and patterns of Depression Glass.
When my parents were both gone, we had their home, a house next door and two huge storage buildings full of vintage items to sort out.
We four girls decided to each make a list of ten items that we really wanted. The #1 was our first choice and went down from there. We did not share our lists with each other. If on the first round, someone had something you had on your list, they got it.
Now, for the shocker. Out of the list of 40 items, there were no repeats - in other words, we each got the ten items we wanted the most. Unbelievable, eh?
Of course, there was still much to be divided and we had no problems at all with that. My sisters are so amazing and I know Mom and Dad were so pleased with the way we handled things.
We had two Estate Sales and the first day of the first sale, a woman offered to buy the house. God is so good.
Now onto what I am working on at the present.
My tiny office off of my master bedroom will be done in this caramel and black combination. The plaid will be curtains for the sliding doors and the print will be used to upholster a small chair. FUN!!
Tomorrow a crew is coming to work on my yard. Because of the huge trees, I have a lot of bare spots. So, we'll see how they look after tomorrow.
I want to thank each of you for following along with me on this journey. At first I thought I was crazy for doing something this major at my age, but after conferring with my sisters and Tiff, I knew it was the right decision for us all.
All of your positive input has helped me so much. I thank each and every one of you for your support.
Enjoy the week ahead.