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17/12/2012 at 15:46
Shamelessly stolen from Hitched:
Quote from Footlong:
'What heirlooms do you think you will leave behind? In this world of mass production and conformity, where all jewellery is made by Pandora and gadgetry is defunct within the year, what do you have that your children will view as unique and special?'
This was my response:
'I don't have any jewellery but have a handmade box that my Dad told his great grandfather had won in a card game in a brothel in India during a campaign. When he presented me with the box he told em the long winded story of how said Grandfather had won it. As he told me this story I welled up with emotion, as I had only recently met him and to inherit a family heirloom like that meant so much to me. As he ended his story and the first tear was about to fall from my eye, he said only joking, he saw it in a market and thought of me as he knew I collected wooden boxes... er no that is my older sister. He then said I could actually tell my children that story if I wanted...
Ex and I bought a number of collectibles that were in theory to go to our children but I am not sure what happens now he has left.
So I have no idea... maybe it is soemthing I need to think about and creating?'
Although I have some nice pieces of furniture but not sure for how much longer!
17/12/2012 at 15:48
My grandpa made me a dolls' house and when my daughter is old enough, I will give that to her.
Nothing else of any value in my house! (Sentimental or monetary)
17/12/2012 at 15:53
I would say some of my grandparents jewellery and watches (I'm guessing I'll get my Grans rings eventually as my Mum currently has them and I'm her only daughter), and my own rings, plus a couple of other pieces of jewellery. I know MIL has loads of jewellery too.
MrDD has some fab pieces of art, and his Dad also has loads by the same artist that I guess could be an heirloom - one in particular was painted especially for MrDD.
One other thing I have is a very old sewing machine (over 100 years old now), it doesn't actually work, but I remember my Gran giving it to me years ago and it used to be her mum's I think, even had part of the original receipt. My Dad used to use it when he was a boy, although he doesn't have a clue how it works either.
17/12/2012 at 15:56
I have some jewellery my Nan left me, that she got from her Nan.
Fingers crossed I get a grandaughter...
17/12/2012 at 20:30
I have my Nans and my Mums jewellery and also my great-Nans wedding ring which I will pass onto A, my dad has given me his army medal too so that will get passed onto M. i I have just restored the dolls rocking crib I played with as a child to give to A for Xmas so I'm hoping that will become an heirloom too.
17/12/2012 at 21:52
H has a set of first edition Charles Dickens that he's inherited from his Granny, and I've got a bracelet from my birth mother, but we don't have anything else. It's mainly sentimental things like letters and ornaments (I've got an ostrich egg and horse hair ball that I asked for from my nan's estate, I didn't want anything else)
18/12/2012 at 07:53
My children will get part of what I will get from my dad, which is a lot of silver and antiques. I have no idea what they are worth, but the way some are locked away, I'm guessing there is some value there!
18/12/2012 at 08:14
My h has a set of children's encyclopaedias which are apparently worth a lot. His mum collects a type of ornament (no idea what but they are awful) and his dad has a lot of first edition records that are worth a little. My family don't have anything I don't think
18/12/2012 at 09:28
I have some jewellery, special diamond pieces and an expensive watch, but two boys to inherit it! H has a very good watch, also my mum and dad have bought jewellery with the idea of passing it onto us, some sentimental, some valuable. We have a few antique furniture pieces too. I love the idea of heirlooms.
18/12/2012 at 09:41
I have some of my grans jewellery and a couple of ornaments but none of them are worth anything very much. I chose the ornaments because they remind me of her. We wouldn't buy things thinking that they'd be heirlooms, we buy things because we like them. We've got a couple of paintings and some china which might be worth something but they might not - depends on future fashion.
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