Welcome, Welcome! To Anne’s Attic – design!
Thank you to many of you who have entered my apron give away. I wish that it were possible to give all of you one. I have had so many sweet replies about your favorite color, what I find amazing is that you all like different colors, very much like a rainbow. For those of you who have not entered make sure that you do by telling me your favorite color and why.
Last year I did a post on family heirlooms and I showed some fun ways to display them, so I thought it would be fun to show you some of the pictures that I used.
Because I live in such a small space almost everything has a purpose. I love this sweet bust I use it to display my antique cameo that my grandfather gave to my grandmother while they were dating back in the late 20’s.
I display my antique plates on a lovely plate rack, I love to have them out so that I can see them. This one was my grandmother’s wedding china.
This picture show an antique depression lamp that my grandmother gave to me. I use it to hold bracelets.
After my dad passed I found some of his old tools that he used to repair horse blankets, bridles and such. I put the old spools of thread in my crown.
My father made this sweet tea towel when he was six years old. I always leave this out to remind me that children can do anything that they set their minds to.
Here is a fun way to display old family photos, just by attaching them to a mirror.
This is the foot locker that I was given when my dad passed. It’s full of his mending supplies, and it’s perfect for my DVD player. It was originally green but I just had to paint it white.
This old dresser has been with me for over thirty years. I pulled the drawers out of it one day a saw news paper glued to the insides of it that was dated 1880. This once belonged to my children’s great uncles aunt.
This old door has quite the history. It has lived in five of the last houses that I have lived in. This came from the home that I raised my children in. It was on a bedroom door of my sons. On the back of the door I would measure my children up against it with a mark at the top of their head, then write their name and date. Over twenty years of markings are on the back of this door. That’s why I have hauled it around. Being that I have no storage I had to leave it out and it really didn’t look to good so I turned it around and made a display on it.
The dressing table that the tv is on was part of my one of my grandmother’s bedroom sets, it is now perfect for an entertainment center.
I know that you have seen this antique farmhouse table that has been cut down for a coffee table. It was my great grand parents, my dad said that he remembers eating many meals on this table.
I hope that you enjoyed some of the ways that I use family heirlooms in my home. They have become old friends and some I will never part with.
Have a beautiful day!
I will be partying at these blogs, come on over and join us.
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Home Matters @ overdueorganizing.com
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Party Junk @ Funky Junk
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home