This time of the year I get very nostalgic. Remembering times of the past and remembering people who aren't on this earth any longer. I come across things that bring back memories and I try to use most of them.
Yes, I still have a lot of stuff to declutter in this house - but there are just some things that I will always hold on to! Others may not hold that fascination in the future - but to me the little pieces of the past are precious.
Life gets busy and hectic, and we all get stressed - now and then it nice to sit with the Christmas lights on and just reminisce a bit. I know not everyone has good memories of the past and for that I am so truly sorry. If I had a wish for everyone - it would be that they all have awesome childhoods and great families. Wouldn't that be something?
These items are all still used.
I still use my Mom's wooden rolling pin any time I bake. I use her old, old cookbook for those old family favorites on the holidays. It is falling apart, stained, and written in - FULL of love and goodness.
I have a full set of decorator plates depicting the main scenes from It's A Wonderful Life! That was Glen's favorite holiday movie, and he ordered those plates. I was amazed when they came - as they weren't cheap. But he was the type of person that IF he wanted something - he got it! So, I keep them and think of him each time I see them.
Oh the little things that can take us back in time. It is amazing how a little keepsake can have so much power on our memory.
Do you have special items that you keep close? That bring back those special memories? That just feel like love?
I hope you have good memories. If you didn't, I am sorry. Maybe you can relive childhood a little with my sharing.
HUGS and HOLIDAY CHEER!!!!!