About a month ago, the hubby's grandparents decided to downsize and move to a smaller home. They would not be able to take everything from their current home in Franklin. The hubby and I got to go pickin' at their house. I felt like we were on American Pickers!
We had so much fun looking through all of their treasures and hearing the story behind each item we brought home. Here are the items that we came home with...
How great is this clock? I already have the perfect place for it, but you'll have to check back later this week to see where!
I LOVE books, especially old ones! I chose 3 classics to eventually put in Hayes's room. I chose Treasure Island, The Three Muskateers, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. These three books are perfect for a little boy's room. I love the faded red color. They will be sure to add a pop of color to the nursery.
This assortment of little bottles caught my attention immediately! They will look great in a windowsill with a sprig of flowers in them.
I thought that this wonderful fish plate trimmed in gold (I know it's hard to see it in the picture) would look great up on a shelf in little Hayes's room. I was planning to use gold accents, so this is perfect! Sort of tacky, I know, but I LOVE it!
Another treasure that I snagged for Hayes's room was this Boy Scouts Handbook for Boys. How great is this for a little boy's room?!
I thought that these adorable roosters would be perfect on the windowsill in our kitchen. I thought they looked very Anthropologie-esque (Yes, I just made up my own adjective and I will continue using it!). And get this, they were made by Christopher's great-grandmother! How cool is that?!
I also thought that this fabulous ball with the butterfly (fake!) inside would be cute in Hayes's nursery. I couldn't pass this up!
Another amazing clock! This is a tiny one. Love the shape of the clock and the brassy color. I thought that this would make another cute accent for the nursery. If I HAD to choose my favorite item that we got, I would probably say this one. I think it's beautiful!
Here was one of the hubby's only picks. He loves all things historic (as do I) and these bottles came from Nashville's Gerst Brewing Company. They date back to the early to mid 1900's. The hubby has requested that these be in his "man cave" when we get it fixed up for him. I will oblige him on this request since he doesn't make many when it comes to our house.
The hubby's other pick is something pretty special. This baseball bat belonged to his grandfather as a young teenager. His grandfather told us that you were pretty lucky if you had a bat during that time. So, when it broke, he simply taped it back together. I know that the hubby felt honored that his grandfather gave it to him.
It is so special to have items in our home that once belonged to his grandparents and even his great-grandparents. Thank you Grandaddy and Grandma June! We will treasure them always.