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Heirlooms & Keepsakes ~ Vermont December 21, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Home & Garden, People.
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In addition to the heirlooms from mom’s side of the family, we also enjoy a number of treasured heirlooms and keepsakes from my relatives in Vermont.

You’ve met my grandfather through his letters.  Here he is with my grandmother, my dad and Aunt Marjorie.


My dad refinished this antique candle box from Vermont.

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A quilt started by Great Aunt Lucy (my grandmother’s sister) before her death in 1962 and finished by my mother in 1986.  We used it as a bright guest room comforter for a number of years.

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A quilt rack made by dad to display the quilt that covered the spare bed in his childhood bedroom.

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A tin coffee pot from my grandfather’s attic.

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This box belonged to my dad as a child.  I use it to store recipes.  Under lock & key!

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This was dad’s boyhood tool chest which now houses old letters, photos, and other keepsakes.

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Dad refinished this antique harvest table for his living room.  I adopted it a few years back.

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Here’s another view.

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This picnic hamper came from my grandfather’s house in Vermont and reminds me of all the picnics we enjoyed on his hill and at Quechee Gorge.

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A wooden bowl from my grandfather’s pantry, perfect for ripening bananas.

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I refinished this table from my grandfather’s house the year after he died.  I consider it his wedding gift to us.

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Aah . . . that’s better!

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