Thursday, October 2, 2008

Granny's Room and Friday Favorites

This is My Sweet Granny and Pa
When my mother gave me my Granny's antiques I was thrilled. My Granny was an incredible woman. Her home should have graced magazines in the 50's. Every detail was perfect. The antiques that I have came from my Great great Grandfather, Judge David Kigore. Judge Kilgore was a pall bearer for Abraham Lincoln when the procession came through Indianapolis. My granny told me that chairs that I have may have seated President Lincoln as he was most likely a guest of my GG Grandfathers. My GG Grandfather was a U.S. Representative from Indiana in 1804. His life and the Presidents had so many simularities. He was born in KY and later studied law.

Needless to say my children stayed clear of Granny's things. I was lucky to find this wonderful old rose print at the flea market as well as the chandelier.
This is my Granny's piano. My son can really make it sing.
One day these tresures will go in our One Shabby Old House.
But for now they are in my living room which I lovingly call Granny's Room.


Jan and Tom's Place said...

How pretty, Becky! I love it!! I would love to sit and have a cup of tea...and a bit of dessert.


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Becky,
Love the print. The room is've done a great job with it!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Becky! You are so blessed to have your Grandmother's antiques! What an honor and you have displayed them beautifully dear! Hugs, Maryjane


Oh Becky what a cool story!! Thank goodness the furniture is beautiful to. I love that rose picture, that is one thing I don't find here very often and when I have run across them they are sooo expensive, that one is beautiful! '

Sharon~heartsongs said...

That is such a wonderful connection and memory to have your grandmother's furniture. It's a beautiful room too! Have a good weekend.

Carolyn said...

Hi Becky,
Your grandparents look like a lovely couple.It is so nice to have some family heirlooms.
Take care,

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Becky! This room is beautiful....what treasures you have and I love the interesting history too! The picture of your grandparents is so sweet, such a beautiful couple! Hope you have a great weekend!

splummer said...

Great story and photos. Having memories of our past is a wonderful thing. Having keepsakes to go with those memories is even better. Take Care!!


Cori G. said...

Hi Becky,
What a beautiful room! A perfect place to day dream.
XO Cori G.

Joy said...

Becky, the room is soooo pretty. How fortunate to have such beautiful pieces and amazing history to go with them!

And the roses painting - that is quite a fantastic find!

Grandma Faith said...

I enjoyed this post so much. I think it is wonderful that you have your grandmother's things and so many wonderful stories to tell.

Jeanne said...

Becky, I love Grannie's room. It looks beautiful. Her photo with pa is precious. I loved hearing the very impressive history of your family. Thanks for sharing a very special story.


Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Becky....
How beautiful all your treasures are... I love them all.....and from your grand parents .....that is even better....
Mo :-)

Jennifer said...

Becky I love your grandmothers room.Everything is so pretty.You are so lucky to have so much of her things.Hugs,Jen

Anonymous said...

That's why I love antiques..they have a history and hold so many stories and maybe a scandalous secret or two. Only thing new in my house is toilet paper, food and underwear :0)

Glenda said...

How lucky you are to have your Grandmothers things, and with such history behind them.

I wish I had a home large enough for at least a baby grand piano.

Thank you for sharing this.