Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Series: Vintage I own - grandma's jewelry box

This post is about one of my most cherished vintage pieces, so please excuse me if it comes out a bit sentimental. 


This beautiful jewelry box once belonged to my maternal grandmother. I remember, as a child, sneaking into her bedroom just to admire her vanity. She had so many beautiful things on top of it and and I would dream about some of them belonging to me one day. Little did I know...

Years later, during the first time I went home (Brazil) after she passed away, my mom and my aunt decided it should be mine. We all cried and hugged and talked about how much I always wanted this little wooden box.

I keep it exactly as my grandma left it: in need of a little restoration and with a red ribbon tied to the key. It now lives on top of my vanity and I hope it will someday belong to a granddaughter of mine.

15 comments:

  1. How lovely. How tender. So meaningful. I love your cherished box, and more so the story.
    Maggie

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  2. This is a beautiful post and a beautiful piece. I love to see these special things passed on through the generations. Thank you for sharing ~

    Fourth Coast Vintage

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    1. Diane, thank you for commenting! Sometimes these family items don't even have much commercial value, but the history they carry are beyond appraisal!

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  3. Such a beautiful story! I too loved my great grandmother's jewelry box. Her's was lost but, I managed to find one just like it, to remind me of her.

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    1. That's great you found one like hers, Rhonda! I'm currently on a quest to find a small mirror like one my paternal grandma had hanging on her hallway. It was so beautiful and I always loved it, but after she passed away my uncle tossed away many of her things because he thought it was "junk" and I think the mirror was among those things. Sad...

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  4. This a remarkable and beautiful antique piece! Such a sweet article, I can relate to cherishing the things left behind by family!

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    1. Those are the most precious vintage items we can own, aren't they? ;)

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  5. Great article! I have a family jewelry box, too!

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    1. I would love to see your, Mary Elizabeth! You should start a blog! ;)

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  6. Such a wonder! Lovely beyond words! Thanks for sharing that treasure tale!!

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  7. Oh Ana, I love it. I have a few kitchen pieces from my Grandmother and an old cookie jar for an Aunt. The have chips and to anyone else would probably be considered trash. I me they are priceless and hold so many wonderful memories. Thanks so much for sharing.

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