Monday, November 12, 2012

A Peek Inside - Turkey Salt & Pepper Shakers

The hope chest is a wonderful place to gather and treasure heirlooms. I don’t have a lot of heirlooms from previous generations to pass on to my children. In spite of this, with some foresight and planning, I can create an heirloom. An heirloom is simply an object of special value, passed from one generation to another. These objects don’t necessarily need to be valuable in a monetary way, just made special somehow through loving memories and sentimental feelings.

Miss Abigail loves Thanksgiving. She loves to decorate the house and set the table with our fancy dishes. We often have company to dinner and she loves being with friends and family. I’m sure she will have many happy memories of Thanksgiving. So, I want to collect a few things to send into her future home, to strengthen these memories. I bought these simple, vintage-looking salt and pepper shakers. I’ll use them at Thanksgiving for the remaining years that Abigail is at home, and then put them in the hope chest. An almost instant heirloom.


  1. Great idea! Amy's daddy bought her a beautiful sunflower platter today for her hopechest. Its large enough to use for ham or turkey for serving ... maybe I will get invited and won't have to do all the cooking!

  2. I love the idea of reviving the hope chest; such a splendid thing to do for a daughter or granddaughter.

  3. the shakers are so nice! I love vintage style. They will add to the decor of the holiday table.


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