Family Heirlooms

Afternoon Tea
A Family Heirloom: A family possession handed down from generation to generation.

I love the idea of family heirlooms which go against the whole idea of a throwaway society and mass consumerism. Last weekend I had a tea party with a beautiful tea set that I was given recently, after my Grandma had to move out of her home. I couldn’t bear to see something so beautiful that my Grandma had looked after for so many years go to a charity shop. I hope that I will look after this tea set as well as my Grandma and eventually pass it on to my children or perhaps even grandchildren. I also have a gingham table cloth and jelly mould¬†which I am already making good use of as my girls love jelly (as do I). With money that I was given for Christmas I have also invested in a new teapot from that sort of matches/ mismatches the tea set.

I have so many happy memories of holiday by the seaside in West Wales with my Grandma and Grandpa,fresh bread and Welsh cakes baked by my Grandma and lots of ice cream, this tea set is a great reminder.

I was also given this lovely fur coat which is so comforting, warm and cosy. Family heirlooms and clothes that have been given to me by family give me so much more enjoyment than buying new!

Do you have any family heirlooms or clothes given to you by family that you really treasure? Is old better than new for you?

With warmest wishes


5 thoughts on “Family Heirlooms

  1. awwww, love heirlooms, and yes complete opposite of the disposable culture we have now.

    GORGEOUS GORGEOUS tea set from your grandmother. it’s great that she kept it!
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  2. Those teacups are really lovely. I don’t really have any heirlooms as such but I do have a couple of things that my grandma let me have after she moved out of her old house. I don’t think they’re worth anything but they do hold little memories of my childhood.
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    • I think it is the childhood memories that make them so special rather than being worth anything.

  3. your coat, a great heirloom! i love antique furniture and when it is passed down to me I try and give it a new life (some might argue it’s ruined, but I think it’s all a matter of taste) I refinish or re-cover the piece to modernize it and tie it into our how. I too hate the throw-away, breaks after a month nature of modern furniture. thankfully around here there are some stores that carry handmade Mennonite furniture that is beautiful and will definitely last for generations
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