Fabulous finds

Recently I helped my mother sort through my grandmother's things. She passed away about a year and a half ago, and we are just now going through everything in her bedroom, deciding what to keep, what to donate to Hospice, and what to pitch. It's a difficult and emotional process, but also exciting - my mother and I came across some really cool stuff (click on the photos to enlarge):

I found this "recipe card," written by my grandfather, tucked away in a side pocket of one of my grandmother's old purses. It's so cute and romantic! The best part is the last line - "Bake the hell out of it!" My grandpa's a funny guy.

These little cards are so adorable! I found these in my grandmother's dresser, wrapped up in tissue paper for safekeeping. My mother said that grandma wasn't sure what she wanted to do with them, only that she really liked them and wanted to keep them nice. I haven't decided what to do with them yet, either - maybe a craft project? We'll see.

My grandmother had so many purses, most of which we decided to give to Hospice. But this particular purse caught my eye. It's a faux leather clutch, and I fell in love with it! Check out the awesome lining fabric - it really makes it stand out. It even has this cute mirror attachment on the inside. Unfortunately, the outside of the purse is starting to flake, so I have to be careful with it. I'm probably only going to use it for special occasions. Still, an awesome find!

There's more pictures on my Flickr page, including one of some "interesting" turtles my grandfather gave me...

4 Responses to "Fabulous finds"

BookBukNut responded on 8/26/2008 4:39 PM #

I love that purse - it is just great - thanks for sharing.

Jim Brochowski responded on 8/26/2008 7:32 PM #

I have to admit, the postcard choked me up a little bit. I love stuff like this. Very cool!

Amanda responded on 8/26/2008 10:52 PM #

Oh Erica, that recipe card is precious! What a wonderful piece of family history...

Maureen responded on 9/07/2008 10:33 PM #

Love that recipe card--what a wonderful keepsake! Much better than say, an old blender.