As I was looking through my reader this morning, I saw an adorable heirloom rocking chair at Mommy’s Piggy Tales. Janna asks at the end of her post, “Do you own anything that has been in the family more than 50 or even 100 years? Please share!”
When my maternal grandma was a little girl, her uncle made her a bed for her dolls. She was born in 1918, and I’m not sure how old she was when she received her doll bed. But I think this bed must be about 90 years old. My mom gave it to Lily for Christmas in 2006, when Lily was two years old. Mom also made a little doll quilt for the bed, which matched the crib quilt Mom made for Lily when she was born.
I’m sure this bed only has sentimental value, and it is in my daughter’s bedroom right now. Do you have an heirloom hanging around your house? Where did it come from, and why is it precious to you?