Gran was my maternal Grandmother. She lived a careful and frugal life, and believed in taking care of her things. Perhaps the things that she owned were not the most expensive or finest quality, but that was okay with her. Gran kept things neat and clean, that was important.
This was her dresser. It is now in my bedroom.
My bedroom is not made up of fancy things, simply things that make me feel comfortable and make me smile. This dresser scarf came from a yard or estate sale. Some seamstress put her love and time into this piece, it makes me smile.
Bluebirds make me smile! Gran loved bluebirds too. This one was not hers, it has been with me for years.
A box of Gran's dusting powder sits on top the dresser.
Gran is on the right, the picture was taken on vacation. The quality is not as good as pictures now, but Gran is smiling in the picture. The baby on the left is me.
There are nicks and dings in this dresser from years of use. More than likely a few of those nicks and dents came from the grandchildren, myself included. "Don't run in the house" and "close the refrigerator" were two of the things that we heard the most from her! Sweet memories now!
There are some that would say refinish or paint this piece. Not me, I love each imperfection, and have no desire to change it! The accessories on top change as the mood strikes, but the dresser beneath those trinkets and pretties remains the same.
Sweet memories from a precious Gran come to mind daily when I look at this piece.
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