Heirlooms & Keepsakes ~ Mom & Dad December 28, 2014Posted by nrhatch in Home & Garden, People.
My parents loved to give homemade and hand-crafted gifts. I own a number of treasured heirlooms and keepsakes from dad’s workbench and mom’s sewing room.
My dad made this Williamsburg reproduction tilt-top table which lived in their living room until he passed away.
He also made this bedside table for us.
He refinished this antique candle box from Vermont.
At my request, mom and dad restored this rocking chair that had belonged to Great Aunt Edie. Dad wielded the paint brush. Mom re-cushioned it.
My Great Aunt Lucy started this quilt before her death in 1962; mom finished it in 1986.
Dad built this quilt rack to display the antique quilt that covered a spare bed in his childhood bedroom.
They adopted this tin coffee pot from Vermont after uncovering it in my grandfather’s attic.
Dad used this box as a boy. Now it houses my recipes, under lock and key.
I use dad’s boyhood tool chest to store old letters and keepsakes.
Mom made me a tea cozy to keep my tea cozy.
Dad refinished this antique harvest table from his dad’s attic.
Dad made this Christmas Tree shelf unit for me one Christmas.
So that I would have a place to display some of my smaller Santas.
He also made me this Christmas tree out of dowels.
A close up.
When I asked dad to make me this reindeer, he wasn’t sure he had the right tools to carve. As you can see . . . he had the right stuff.
Dad made this Amish reproduction saltbox for me one Christmas.
The saltbox is perfect for holding our Christmas CD’s . . . Fa La La La La La La La La!
Another year, he made this rack to display towels embroidered by mom.
Another joint effort ~ mom embroidered this duck and dad made the frame.
Dad made this holder for jelly, jam, or marmalade for me after I admired the one he made for mom. The jars came filled with cocktail onions for his daily martini.
This was mom’s childhood desk. Dad resurrected it for our use when we were younger.
An inside peek.
Mom made this Santa. Great Aunt Edie made Lulu.
Lulu lived with mom and dad until dad passed away. I adopted her.
Aah . . . that’s better!
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