My grandmother passed away last fall, and we are just starting the process of sorting through a lifetime of collected and cherished things. Seeing the way she kept and preserved everything has been very eye-opening. What a different world it was back then! And what a world of waste we live in now. We so often buy new things not out of need but out of want. I am definitely bad like that. But I feel inspired by her to treasure the things I already own a little more, and to try to buy things that just may last a lifetime.
I decided to keep a few of her little trinkets, mostly for the kitchen... a pie plate, some bread pans, things that will always remind me of her.
I also found some amazing little vintage treasures... like these antique mason jars with thick glass lids, which I've decided to use as candleholders for my balcony.
Some classic silk scarves, including an original vintage Dior!
And a set of "banana split bowls" that my grandmother received as a wedding present.
I've never actually made a banana split, but I think I will now : )