Friday, July 31, 2009

Heirloom Party

Emma Calls Me Mama is having an Heirloom Party! Here's what I bring to the table:


I received a lot of furniture from my grandmother after she died and it took me many years to appreciate it. I didn't have a house yet and wasn't really into decorating. Weird, right? Well, I Totally appreciate it now. I love this little console table.


I replaced the knobs on this dresser as many of them were missing. I was debating painting this to make it match the other furniture in the room, but I think the wood is pretty as is.



This is my favorite piece. My other grandmother, (who is alive and well! ) bought this for me when I was younger. It's a child size dresser that I use as a night stand. Technically, not an heirloom, but it will be when I pass it on to my kids! :)


13 comments:

Vintage Junky said...

So great! I really like the console and the chests. I really don't have any heirlooms. Just a big blue bowl of my grandmother's. That is why I am buying vintage so I can pass some on... if they survive Baby Hughes!!
Michelle

Jacqueline said...

I love your heirlooms..my children are 30 and 28 and I thought that they would like everything modern when they grew up, having to put up with 'old' stuff as they were growing up, but they both love old houses and old things with a modern twist. XXXX

Aubrey said...

That little white dresser is my favorite too--I wish my grandmothers had more cool things and fewer grandkids. ;)

Claudia said...

I love the little white dresser, along with the console table and chest. They are all beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Embellished Bayou said...

Lovely pieces! It's great that as we get older the pieces have so much moe meaning. Thanks for sharing!

Jo said...

What wonderful pieces! We have several items in our home that have been passed down from family members ~ great memories!

Jo

haleys cottage said...

Love the white dresser! Say Hi to Newton.

Cindy @ haleys cottage

Alluring Interiors said...

Wow! Great pieces!

Marie said...

Hello Susan - I'm so glad you joined the party! I adore your treasured pieces of furniture. That console is so pretty and I like how you've used the baskets below w/the scale. The dresser is fabulous - love the new knobs! And my fave is the child's dresser. How sweet is that!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

BellaRosa said...

Beautiful heirlloms. Don't they just make you smile each time you see them when you walk into a room? You did a wonderful job on this, I am sure your grandma must love it and I think you are so wonderfully fortunate to still have her with you to enjoy all the beautiful things that you have and will yet create. I love your blog and style... Rose

Kdottie Designs said...

Your treasures are beautiful. Isn't it amazing how we appreciate things so much more the older we get?

Rue said...

You have beautiful heirlooms, especially your console table! Love it :)

rue

chicroses said...

Love your heirlooms especially the child dresser..OMG..that is darling. I love the paint,of course I love painted chippy pieces..but your cabinet you bought off craiglist is nice. I looked at all your pics of examples..my dh just painted an icky oak china closet for me.Now after seeing those painted white closets I feel really good about doing it.Even gave me ideas with chairs for table. I have my familys old oak table but need chairs..Well enough with me..enjoyed your blog. Sally