Recently I went to Minnesota to help my sweet Grandma Ingalls downsize and move in with her nephew Bob and his wife Margaret. ( I am SO jealous, but she didn’t think she could stand the Phoenix heat. I don’t blame her.) To Grandmother’s House I Go.
To Grandmother’s House I Go
I also took some photographs of each piece of art and furniture that she wanted to move. Once all of the pieces were in place on the template, I taped each photo onto the wall where each item would go in the room. This is a great visual aid and my grandmother can instruct the movers on where to place things.
A painting that was done by my dad as a boy, old doilies, frames, and silver.
Now for a few of my favorite things
A lovely Bavarian china box to hold matches and a candlestick holder.
The baby cup is 87 years old. It was presented to my grandmother at her own christening. The little top hat is a toothpick holder that belonged to my great~great grandmother Sophie. She had bought it from gypsies selling their wares in a traveling cart.
In the past, I have bought many pretty china pieces at various estate sales and flea markets. But there is something so very special to know people you have loved have treasured such heartfelt pieces.