I’ve mentioned a few times on my blog that I grew up living next door to my Grandparents. And my Grandmother influenced my life in many ways. She taught me the joy of music, books and poetry. She paid for piano lessons with I was a girl and read to me from books she had on her bookshelves. The one I remember most was Heidi.
I married when I was young. And I didn’t really have a whole lot. My grandmother told me to keep some of my childhood things to take with me. So when I moved away from home, I packed a box filled with treasures.
The box I packed my treasures in was a shoe box.
It would sound like a sad story except for the fact that I’ve spent the past 20 years collecting many of the things I had as a child and things I probably ‘wished for’. So it has a sweet ending.
But my advice for anyone getting married or even ‘purging’ is to be sure you keep a box filled with treasures.
My hubby put up another small shelf in the doll room this week for the Nancy Drew books I’ve collected over the years and I filled out the shelf with the Hardy Boys.
And then I decided to dedicate the shelf to my little collection of childhood treasures.
Let’s see…the baby cup I got at my birth, an armless doll with crochet dress, a tiny tea pot, a little cloth dollie and my teddy bear.
I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,
and Roses of Inspiration.
I hope you cherish the memories of your childhood and hold on to the good ones.