Vintage finds – Great-grandmother’s House

Today, my family and I went into my great-grandmother’s house, that hasn’t been lived in since she passed away in the late 1970s. I’m sure when it was lived in it was a great house, but it has how been empty for 30-40 years. My parents dining room furniture came from the house several years ago, but we haven’t really been in much since. Unfortunately, people (druggies) have broken in and spray painted on the walls, broken windows and we found used needles on the floor in one of the bedrooms.

But despite the break-ins, there were some amazing things left in the house, and I got quite a few pieces today:

All the glassware we found.

Armoire for my room. Bought new knobs at Lowe's, hoping it cleans up great!

Old jug from my great-grandfather's store. Used to hold some sort of candy, now holds scarves in my room!

Charleston Gazette from the day WWII ended. Amazing,

Vintage silk scarf with ice skaters all over it! You Can imagine my excitement!

Random jars: The green now holds spare buttons and the clear holds bobby pins.

Pepper, rice, sugar and coffee jars. Unfortunately rice was missing it's lid but I'm going to use them in my kitchen regardless.

Vintage coats in surprisingly great condition. Meg says they're from the late 60s-early 70s.

All in all, I think the scarf with the skaters is the best part about the trip. I’m amazed it survived all these years, how amazing!


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