Thursday, January 5th, 2017
As well as being the best Grandmother one could ever wish for ‘Nana’ also possessed some really cool stuff only she didn’t see it that way and would often have a sort through, many a time I have had to rescue some great items from piles all set for the charity shops!
Sadly Nana has had to leave her lovely home for a new one but my precious treasures are here to remind me of all the amazing times spent as a child growing up with my grandparents. Retro literally means ‘retrospect, from the past’ . I love reminiscing and remembering and I think ‘stuff’ is very good at reminding us. Take for example Nana’s mid century side board that I now have.
Every Christmas this would be lined up with bowls of sweets, I still have the teak bowls that contained them. My brother once set up his train track on top, only he would get away with that. Even now when I open the doors there is the smell of Nana’s house which takes me right back there and to every amazing childhood Christmas spent with them.
Inside I have vases and glasses that she bought in the 50’s, they are still so cool to look at. So keep your eyes open, hidden gems are often found in boxes, drawers and airing cupboards having been stored for years and probably not seen the light of day in so long. What a shame it would be if they were never discovered by you and ended up for someone else to enjoy.