I visited my cousin soon after her mother died. She had a few things of her
mom's out on a table for me to see. I recognized many of them as they had
at one time been in our grandma's house. When I saw this miniature tea set at home on
her shelf, I gasped in delight! One of my favorite childhood memories
is "playing restaurant" at our grandma's house during our summer visits.
These were the dishes we used and they are so familiar to me!
One of the reasons we enjoyed pretending we were servers in a restaurant
was because our grandma had a really cool pantry with countertops, and a SWINGING
door from there into the dining room. You can imagine the fun.
I'm so glad my cousin has them on display.
Another surprise was to see my other grandmother's old brass dinner gong
displayed in our kids' breakfast room at their new house.
It was in my father's childhood home,
so of course in my grandparents' house
where we would visit
and loved to play with it––until we heard
And then it came to our house after a short time at my parents' house.
And now our grands are growing up with it in their house.
This proves to me a hopeful theory I am working on--that
our kids are starting to show an interest in old family "heirlooms"!
That news brings a smile!