Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Trip to Mom's - Family Treasures

A trip to Mom's always sends us home with something good.

Two days ago we dropped by and
came home with bags of frozen peaches and zuchini,
along with some wonderful farm raised pork and beef.

Today we were equally loaded after our visit,
but not with food.

Mom has been saving one of the irons from my grandmother's house for me.

It's incredibly heavy.

My second great grandmother made her living doing other people's laundry.

Flora Mae, my grandmother, outlived two husbands,
leaving her with children to care for.

I've learned these things from Census forms online.

It's amazing the information that is available.

I not only love to dig for vintage items,
but I love to dig for family history.

Can you imagine ironing with one of these?

Mom also had a claw foot table for me.
My brother had been storing it,
but had decided to return it to Mom.

So now it's mine.
It needs loads of TLC,
but it's going to be beautiful once it's completed.

I just love the feet!

The legs are amazing!

The glass balls are filled with tiny bubbles.

It's going to take alot of work to get this table back together.
I'm not very handy with these things,
but I'm going to figure it out.

You should have seen the bf's face when I told him I brought home a claw foot tub!
Slip of the tongue there,
but maybe someday I'll find one of those too.

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  1. Good luck with the the table, I look forward to seeing a photo of it fully restored. Thanks for joining in with the blog hop.

  2. I have enjoyed reading your blog for the past few days. I have awarded you with The Versatile Blogger Award. I hope you stop by my page an except the award :)


  3. Your treasures are fabulous! Not only are they beautiful, but they have family history.
    The table will be so nice after it is refinished.
    Try a little Formby's refinisher on it first and see how much it will do for restoring it. It might need something stronger, but the Fromby's is easy to use, and won't over strip. It is probably all you need on the legs. The flat boards look like they need a good sanding too. Good Luck!

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  5. Love those legs, wow, can't wait to see what you do with it!

  6. That sewing table is very cool! I love the feet. :)

  7. Oooh, those claw feet with glass look exceptional! Love your site & am a new follower.
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  8. What incredible treasures! That claw foot table is absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to see it when you put it all together...good luck with that one! :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!

  9. Love your family treasures! I'm so glad you shared because I had forgotten about my piano stool with feet similar to your table. I'm a sentimental fool and anything family is priceless in my book! Love that iron too!

  10. How wonderful that you have some great things saved by your family. the table will be amazing, and I can just see that iron as a doorstop. AND the peaches sound delish! thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

  11. Love love love your find!! It is going to be wonderful when you restore it!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  12. My mom is a collector of antiques, and I live with her now, so she would love this! I like antiques, but she is the antique aficionado.

    Just happened to find your blog, and I am now following you!

  13. All from the census hu?? Great finds btw :) Stopping by to follow on this fine Tuesday - hope you can visit my place and return the favor soon.

  14. good luck with that table....the feet are amazing and worth salvaging for sure!

  15. You've been featured on Living Life: Hannah Style!

  16. This table has so much potential to be beautiful...the feet alone make it so special. I hope that the restoration goes smoothly. What a nice gift!


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