Tuesday, December 7, 2010


When my parents came for the week of Thanksgiving they brought us my grandmother's bedroom suite: the bed, the bedding, a chair, tv stand and tv.

I didn't think anything of it when everyone was here, but I find myself randomly throughout the day just sitting in the chair reminscing. The old brownish/green chair is hideous. When mom told me she was bringing it for me my first thought was "definitely getting that covered immediately". The more I sit in there and breathe in the sweet smell of my grandmother's house the more I realize I was crazy for wanting to change this room in any way.

It's perfect! It has the bedspread that's been in her bedroom for years and I just love it.

As I was sitting in there today I got overwhelmed. At first, overwhelmed about the fact that she won't be here with us this Christmas and then overwhelmed at how small things like her furniture and her smell remind me of how thankful I am to have had her for 26 years.

This Christmas will be different but it will hopefully remind us of all the wonderful Christmas years celebrated with her in the past. It will remind me of her spending the night in the room next to mine for 26 years(even though she lived next door) and waking up at the same time to rush downstairs. It will remind me our cheese straw fiasco a few years back, drinking coffee on the floor next to the fire every Christmas Eve and sipping mimosas in our pjs almost every day during Christmas.

I am so thankful to have these memories.

Speaking of the chairs of her's I was going to cover....instead, for Christmas, my parents bought us these beauties.

I love them! Now just to find a table, lamp and painting.

Happy Tuesday Everyone!


  1. I love those chairs! What sweet memories you have of your grandmother! Both of my dad's parents passed away when I was very young (5), but they left me their fine china and a bedroom set. I love that I have things that belonged to them that I can use in my house one day.

  2. Wow, how special that you have that bedroom set. It is really beautiful. I love having things with meaning to decorate. I know the holidays are going to be really bitter-sweet for a lot of people this year because it is the time we think about our family memories the most. I hope you're surrounded by those memories of her Christmas morning, too :)

    PS. The chairs from your parents are amazing!!!

  3. What amazing chairs! I love the print!

  4. It is so neat you have your grandmother's bedroom set, it is so nice and special! I love the houndstooth chairs!

    I am a recent follower, and I love your blog!