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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.

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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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