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Treasures from my Granny’s House

My mother’s house is full of boxes of things that were removed from my grandmother’s house after she passed away.  It has been a slow and sad process to go through them all and decide what to keep and what to pass on to someone else. 

Among many of the very ordinary things of daily living there have been a few priceless treasures.

Like my great-grandmother’s recipes. 

As we went through more boxes this summer, a few more of these treasures have found their way into my home. 

Vintage linens.  I think these pillow cases are destined for a quilt. 

A doll pattern.  Ordered from the newspaper in 1948!

A pretty little apron.

I was really excited to find this one – a clothes pin apron! 

But the biggest treasure is definitely this:

A quilt from my great-grandmother’s house.  It is worn, stained, and has a few holes, but I love it anyway. 

Thinking of Gran today, with love.

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    July 25, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I have a quilt that my grandma and Aunt worked on. It’s bright pink so one of these days I will have to find a quilt rack to display it on and the appropriate place for it whenever we get out of the Army. A friend of mine also has a quilt her Great Aunt sewed, but it is in dire need of some TLC too. So I am going to take a look at it for her. I am thinking we might have to take the whole back off, but its quilted with hearts so I don’t know what we are going to do exactly!! Yikes–hope we aren’t way in over our heads! Thanks for your post:)

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    July 26, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    What wonderful treasures to find in your grandmother’s things. It is so special to have that piece of family history. I used to spend a lot of time doing genealogy and I was generously given some very special items that belonged to my grandfather as well as some amazing old photos. What a great quilt you have – I hope you find a special place for it.

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