Well, my chairs, that I bought second hand, are getting too tatty for even me to enjoy now and I recently asked Mum, "Whatever became of that chair?" YES! She still had it, and happily gave it to me!
I think it was probably second hand and she covered it with a blanket she had crocheted. Mum gave me that as well.
|The (very) tatty chair|
I remember going through Nana's things after she died. We needed to clean up the house and get things organised. It was a sad day. Mum told me to take some things that I wanted because anything we didn't take was going to the op-shop. I chose many things that were simple but reminded me of my Nana. Even a pot plant pot that I'd always hated, but it reminded my of her. It was a kitsch little worm with a cute face. But I knew it so well and it was Nana's. Sadly, it's broken now.
|Nana's wooden spoon and ice-cream scoop (I was served many a cone with hundreds and thousands with that scoop)|
I took kitchen utensils and other stuff. I have loved cooking with this wooden spoon. I even have a top of Nana's. It's not handmade but it's a cream top that looks crocheted. When my sister died I received so much comfort from my Nana's stuff. I was thirty six at the time and she had been thirty nine for sixteen short days. The day of her funeral upset me in ways I had never expected. When it was time to get dressed I didn't know what to do. What do you wear to your sister's funeral? I didn't care less how I looked, I didn't want to tizzy up for an occassion I wished wasn't happening! Neither could I be scruffy. Nana's top saved the day. When I was rummaging through the drawers and saw it, I knew it was perfect. I added a brooch that had been Nana's and was comforted by her all day, although she had died a few years earlier.
I also inherited my sister's clothes but, because she was as frugal as I was (if not more), there wasn't much I could wear. I have loved wearing a couple of items though. The top in my profile picture belonged to my sister, and she had a scarf that I love but don't wear much because I don't want it to get wrecked. Maybe it will come out when I next need some comfort from someone who I can no longer have.
I am normally outspoken about how STUFF is not important but sometimes, for the right reasons, it is!