We're knee-deep in heirlooms over here. Heirlooms for days. Heirlooms as far as the eye can see. Heirlooms as high as an elephant's eeeyeyyyyyyyyyyyyye!
The word heirloom starts to look weird after using it a few times.
We are living in the Smith-Trent-Meszaros-Mezigian-Gerhardsteinsonian.
Naturally, my first question is, do you have any family heirlooms and what are they? I need to know.
As you know, this family has so many heirlooms we rotate them through three houses and a cottage and still store the extras in our basements and garages.
I keep trying to sneak additional items into Jay's house but he insists he doesn't have room. Like I do?
From where I'm sitting, I can see the following heirlooms: china cabinet, all the stuff in the china cabinet (27 items I can see, more in the bottom.) small farm table, low boy, lamp, pie safe, Halloween decorations and that isn't counting the actual chair I'm sitting in and the house itself.
Heirlooms, squarelooms, double bear looms, I got heirlooms.
Occasionally the Mr. and I will run across some something in an antique shop that we have at home and he'll say something like, "Look, we have this exact pitcher and it's worth $200!" To which I will say in a screechy panicked voice, "No, it isn't the exact one because MINE IS PRICELESS BECAUSE IT WAS MY GRAMMA'S AND WHAT ARE YOU SAYING THAT I SHOULD JUST SELL MY GRANDPARENTS BELONGINGS SO YOU CAN BUY A BASS GUITAR???"
I always like to throw in the bass guitar part although he has never actually ever hinted at wanting to buy a bass guitar with my family's heirlooms. I feel it puts him in his place nicely.
I am amazed (and saddened) when people tell me they don't have anything from their parents or grandparents. Maybe they aren't sad but it seems sad to me.
So I wanna know the following:
1. Do you have any heirlooms?
2. What are they?
3. Are they important to you and why or why not?
4. Have you passed heirlooms on to your kids?
5. Are you creating heirlooms within your home for your kids to have someday?
6. Is there something from your parents or grandparents' that you wish you had?
Heirloom Hunt: Steamer trunk (from The Farm), Christmas music box on top of trunk (From my Grandma Trent who gave it to my parents when I was a kid), Blue couch (Gramma), Mirror above couch (Gramma), Christmas tree (Grandma Trent), Antique secretary (Grampa Gerhardstein). Not in photograph but on right wall: piano (Dean's mom.)