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"Use Your Best, and You'll Always Have Your Best Left"

When I married, my mother-in-law made me a sheet set with beautiful handmade lace edgings and inserts across the sheets and pillowcases. We’ve been married 21 years, and this year, I had to finally concede that the lace wasn’t going to last another year. 249 more words


Family Heirlooms

Heirlooms are an important thing in my family.  We like to hold onto our family legacies and pass items down from one generation to another, along with the stories that go with these items. 2,023 more words



Design Sponge had a story recently on 10 Family Heirlooms That Tell Stories. This got me thinking, because, of course, we have often written on the subject of liking our “old stuff,” our “heirlooms,” and the importance of telling our children stories about their families and bringing them up to appreciate their histories and, well, “old stuff.” 89 more words


One of my go to cliches is “Everything in moderation”. We all know this time tested adage holds truth, and its a truth I cling to. 876 more words

Buried Treasure

After nearly two years, we’ve finally painted our condo, and are going to unpack the last moving boxes to put up art that has been languishing in storage. 375 more words

April 2017 – Precious Items & Transition

Dear Stefanie:
My health is deteriorating and I have new workers and different family members in and out of the house all the time.  I have some valuables I am concerned about. 242 more words

Estate Planning

Barksdale family heirloom

It’s almost a year ago that I found in a box an old button hook that belonged to my grandmother Elizabeth Sargent Trewin’s sister-in-law Sarah Bowley Sargent. 458 more words

Family History