We all have favorites, don’t we? Favorite color, favorite movie, favorite ice cream… Moms aren’t suppose to have favorite kids, but we’ve already established that mine does. *wink, wink*
Well, I have one special piece in our entire home that is my absolute favorite. It’s this beauty:
This was my great-grandmother’s sewing machine. My mom adored her grandmother, Tessa Mae (who my daughter is named after) and Mom inherited the piece when she passed away.
The machine has traveled around quite a bit with my mom and a few years ago it ended up in my home. It’s in amazing shape and aside from needing a new belt (and major dusting), it’s in working order.
But the reason why I share it with you, is that it’s also a bit of a time capsule. That’s right… not only is it a lovely piece, but it holds treasure inside. Well… sweet mementos for me and my family anyway.
When I was growing up, I always remember this piece in our home. On occasion my mom would stash the random item in one of the drawers. Little things that never really had a home would find themselves collecting in these drawers and they never left.
Wanna see what’s inside? Let’s take a peek…
Old school zippers & brick-a-brack
Cub Scout badges. Fun fact: Mom was actually the Den Leader to a rag-tag group of 10 & 11 year olds.
Proving that there is nothing new under the sun: a rolled paper necklace. (I just saw these on Pinterest!)
How about an E-ticket? Anyone familiar with these? Back before Disneyland had Fast Pass and all day admissions, they had coupon books for the rides. An E-ticket could get you on Pirates of the Carribean, The Haunted Mansion or the Jungle Cruise.
We liked to go to Knott’s Berry Farm too.
I love having the opportunity to walk down memory lane… to periodically peek open the drawers and look back at life. Then everything goes back in the drawers for another time. However, it might be time for me to start adding little things from our family’s journey. Wonder what will find it’s way into one of the drawers….
Do you have a favorite piece in your home? Do you have a living time capsule? What’s the most random thing leftover from your childhood?