It was an emotional day. My husband has been visiting his grandma at that house his whole life. I was sad as we cleaned out closets and packed up 50 years of memories.
But enough with the sad.
I was able to choose a few treasures to bring home with me and I am so in love with these vintage items.
First up, three gorgeous, old suitcases that I am just absolutely crazy about:
Sigh. Aren't they puuuuurty?
My husband chose several books that his grandpa had read to him. I chose books that had pretty covers. Yep, I'm shallow like that.
I ended up with a lot of old sewing notions, including two dozen or so wooden thread spools that I can't wait to display. And how cute is that old needle book with the happy housewives on the cover? I fell in love with the milk glass soap dish with the owl face. Whooooooo wouldn't?
I need to ask Grandma who stitched these two lovely little birds. They are a real treasure!
I love to think of all the grandkids who have played with this old metal tractor over the years. It's going to be displayed in the boy's bedroom along with a huge jar of cool, old glass marbles that I forgot to photograph.
I am a sucker for antiques. I love when an item feels like it has a story to tell. Grandma may not live at her old home anymore, but I will always cherish these little reminders of her and the many happy memories we've had there.