I’ve been thinking I’d post about a few things I brought home which had belonged to my Grandma. She went home to Jesus back in December and no longer needed one earthly thing! Isn’t that just pretty awesome to think about how everything we need is supplied for us when we go to our HOME with JESUS! We don’t have to have any stress or worry or care or think about packing up ONE SINGLE THING.
He has it all covered and supplied. Whatever we might need or want or enjoy, He has taken care of each detail. It’s a gift! We get to show up empty-handed.
I don’t always love to pack for a trip or to unpack suitcases. It takes time and it takes some mental effort to decide what I think I want to take or what I need. But when it comes time to leave this earth, no packing required!!
I enjoy beauty and creating home and filling and fixing my home with things that I love and things that mean something to me or to my people.
So, while I won’t need to worry about packing up one single box or suitcase at the end of my life, I do enjoy the many blessings of “stuff” while I do dwell here on this earth.
I like wooden hangers and I brought these home. They’re fun to me because I remember both these stores on the Main Street of my hometown.
This tablecloth was my favorite thing. My Grandma made it for my aunt. My aunt kept it on her dining room table with a beautiful display of Heisey glass on the table. My aunt died of cancer thirteen years ago. I have many fond memories of staying in my aunt and uncle’s home and was thrilled to find this in my Grandma’s cedar chest. My uncle had given it back to my Grandma after my aunt was gone.
Another favorite~old children’s books that we always read at Grandma’s.
These big, red, salt and pepper shakers.
An old Bible.
This dresser. It was in an upstairs bedroom at my Grandma’s and I put it in my upstairs guest room.
This old, dressing table. We made room for it in Renae’s room. I love it in there and she does too. I also love seeing her creativity and creating home with her decor on it.
Tucker brought home this heavy ship doorstop.
He also claimed this clock for his bedroom.
I like teacups and she had several old teacups like this. I thought they were kind of neat and brought them home, too.
This lamp and its twin were setting on top of the dresser I brought home. I decided to bring them along as well. I didn’t put them back on the dresser, though. I’d had them tucked away and then got this one to put in my living room beside our recliner. I love turning on low lamps or lights in the evenings. Especially winter evenings. I haven’t used the other one yet, but I’ve been tossing around some ideas for it.
My siblings and I all enjoyed choosing a few of my Grandma’s things and our parents were quite glad to have the help of doing something with her stuff.
I was happy to bring these things home to my home!!