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This past week, my hubby went with me to pick up a few of my granny’s things- a couple of dressers and her china set. It’s hard to believe my granny passed away over three years ago… so many memories- especially Christmas and Thanksgiving gatherings- revolve around her home.
My granny and pawpaw bought these dressers new and used them for many years. By the time I remembered seeing them, they were used in the guest room- where my sister and I would stay overnight when we were young. I remember thinking they were so beautiful and fancy. I have always loved old things- especially things that remind me of joyful times- like staying at granny’s house.
I remember always wanting to look inside the dressers to see what was in there. I didn’t ever snoop- but when I was little, I imagined these dressers held fancy dresses and all sorts of treasures! More than likely- it was extra blankets and boring things like that, lol… but it was fun as a kid to imagine and pretend 🙂
After my husband and I got the dressers safely home, I searched the internet and found a vintage ad for the exact same bedroom set! It was in a Life magazine in 1959…
How cool is that?! I remember sleeping in the same bed, but they must have gotten rid of it at some point. Amazingly, the dressers are in excellent shape for being 60 years old! All I need is to find a couple of new drawer pulls for the tall dresser.
The china was a perfect fit in my china cabinet. I am looking forward to using it and making NEW memories around our own dining room table.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are NEW every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”- Lamentations 3:22-24