My family are all keen collectors of various old bits and pieces. Over the years I have been fortunate to be given some of this treasure, perhaps because people recognise my fascination with these links to our past.
Today I have decided to share a few recent additions to my collection. Some of these items have incredible sentimental value; others are just old and interesting.
This beautiful sheet music has been in the care of my maternal grandmother for many years. It is part of a larger collection that originally belonged to my great-grandmother. She had this music when she boarded at a convent in Wentworth, NSW, sometime around 1912. This sheet was specially chosen for us from the collection due to the title.
My grandmother also generously passed on this little teapot to me. It originally belonged to a man who trained horses on the
Murray River property where she grew up. This man taught my grandmother how to ride horses and when he passed away this little teapot was given to her from his possessions. It dates back to around 1930 and is in perfect condition.
These chunky stools were given to us by my mother in-law. She picked them up at a clearing sale knowing they would suit an old table that we have under our verandah.
These interesting old sieves are displayed in our garden. One was found on our property, the other was picked up in a pile of rubbish at a local racecourse.
Are you from a family of treasure hunters and collectors?
I hope you are having a lovely Sunday.