I bought a secretary about a year ago, because I needed a little space for me...
I filled it with some pretty things...
...and a few treasures.
I have over a hundred letters written from my grandfather to my grandmother during WWII. I still haven't read through all of them.
The letter is stamped '1943.' This was the year my mother was born. Because of the war, my grandfather would not meet his baby girl until she was two years old. The silver letter opener belonged to my mother. Her name is engraved at the bottom.
So many of these letters tell a beautiful love story. They were married for almost 67 years.
Vanessa from the beautiful Southern In My Heart shared some information about a Hitchcock chair! She did a lovely post about a chair that she found, so I thought I would take another look at mine! A few years ago, I purchased two chairs for $40. The only writing is found on the back of the chair and is handwritten in gold paint, 'Hitchcock Chair.' If original, this chair dates to the 1800's and now cost $200 to $300! Until I saw her post, I never noticed the writing! Thanks Vanessa! I didn't know what a gem I was sitting on!
Below, is the cane bench that I bought for about $10 at a consignment store. After replacing the cane seat, it sits next to my secretary and usually holds a few books.
I love the little things that tell a story. My mother was an only child and passed away many years ago. She was an amazing woman (shown in the large picture above and in the small one on the desk.) I was blessed to care for her parents, my grandparents in their last years.
These letters tell a wonderful story. My grandfather had been presumed dead in 1945, when he arrived on the doorstep of his house to meet his two-year old daughter (my mom!) My grandmother had been given word months earlier that he had been killed in France.
I treasure these letters and old photos and keep all of these sweet little mementos in my secretary...a place just for me.
Share your life's story with your children or grandchildren. It will be a blessing that they will cherish for years to come!
The secretary and Hitchcock chair were purchased at an antique market in Charlotte, NC. I am not sure about the chair, but the secretary is not an antique. Most items I have had for many years, but the little white pitcher was recently purchased at Homegoods. The little cane bench was found at a consignment store for almost nothing and refurbished. The silk, cream and brown check pillow was given to me by my sister.
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