The first thing I asked my girls was if I could treasure their old dad! They got a laugh out of that. But, when I asked my husband what old things he treasured, he said, "You!" Ha Ha! I'm glad that we were both on the same page. That is why I included our engagement picture in our collage.
I actually have a 1922 silver dollar that my dad gave me when I was about 7 or 8 years old. He had come home from work and was outside checking on the chickens or something. I ran over to him and gave him a big hug and a kiss. Then, I turned and ran away. As I ran, he called, "Hey Doc! (His nickname for me). And he flipped the dollar to me. I caught it! I have kept it ever since and treasured that memory.
I also still have my cedar chest that was a high school graduation gift from my brother and sister-in-law! Over the years it has traveled with us and held other treasures that I have held onto. But, none were as treasured as the cedar chest itself.
One that comes to my mind is a blue one that she knitted for me and then embroidered on. My dad actually helped her make the tassels that went along each end. I didn't take a picture of it because I have it saved in a vacuum sealed bag. My mom has made all of her children and grandchildren many afghans over the years that we all count as treasures.
We also have quilts from her that we treasure. She only began quilting around 30 years ago, which was fairly late in life if you consider that this month she will be turning 95 years old! But, she has been very prolific at creating quilts. Lindsey and Alicia each received as young girls special quilts from her that were gingham with embroidered squares. Now that they have each had baby girls, she has made the babies embroidered quilts as well. Here is a picture of Alicia's with a couple of other treasures on it.
Do you have old stuff that you love?