Friday, August 1, 2008

My other home

There is something so comforting about coming home to the city you grew up in.  I know the streets, how to get from here to there, the grocery stores and where the nearest gas station is. I know this place like the back of my hand. It's good to be "home."

Well...sadly, there were no good finds today. We searched high and low and NOTHING was to be found. Maybe we were looking too hard, maybe it was all picked over. Who knows. We'll try again tomorrow to see if there is anything that is calling our name. 

I did have a nice surprise from my grandmother, Mimi. She has been downsizing recently and is cleaning house. I was fortunate enough to have her give me these two beautiful pewter bowls that she has had for probably over 40 years. She has some of the most interesting, unique and beautiful serving pieces and silver. She recently gave me a silver gravy boat and vegetable platter that someone had given her and my grandfather for a wedding present in the early 40's. It is something I treasure!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your families! I sure will with mine!


Angie said...

Those pewter bowls are so pretty! It is so special to have family pieces that you know the history of and can display them in your home. I went to T.J. Maxx and found some gorgeous plates. I may go back tomorrow and buy some more if I can find a place to hang them. Keep shopping and I'm sure you'll find some treasures. It's off to garage sales tomorrow morning for me!

Kim said...

I love the pewter bowls. How very sweet of your GrandMother to pass them on to you!

Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for some amazing finds??

Enjoy your time "home"!


Rae said...

I have some wonderful pewter pieces from my great-grandmother. Now I'm trying to remember where I put them! I think I will have to go and locate them this coming week!

Good luck tomorrow!!

Shannon said...

Love the bowls!

I think ya'll could be twins!

Katie said...

I love the pewter pieces! WOW! How fabulous that you have some things that were given to your grandparents as wedding gifts!! I'd love to see them!

OH! Y'all are so cute! You look identical!!

Davene said...

I know what you mean about coming home to the place you grew up in. After about 12 years of living away from my home community, we moved back here a few years ago. It is SO NICE to be here!

I'm glad you all had a fun weekend together (even if the shopping didn't go as planned)!

Shannon said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog today.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hi Sarah girl! The pewter bowls are sooo much better than anything you could find in a store. I love sentimental gifts like that. I told your sister and I will tell guys are both sooo cute! Thanks for sharing. cherry