I live in a house that has been in my husband’s family for many generations. Being rather old, the house has many quirks and charms. For instance, the old shoe they found tucked up in the rafters while they were renovating. We later learned that it was an old Irish tradition to hide a shoe in the rafters of a new house as it was built to ward off evil spirits!
One day while I was in the basement, I came across an old box of glass bottles covered in dirt. Curious, I brought them upstairs and spent the next hour scrubbing and cleaning them off. To my surprise they were antique milk jars from the town’s old dairy farm. I showed them to my husband’s grandmother who immediately started to reminisce about getting ice cream from the farm when she was a child.
Sadly, I don’t get my milk delivered to the house in a cute glass bottle, but I do have these wonderful antiques that I rescued from the basement. Most of the time I use them for little bouquets of flowers like these hyacinths I picked up today, but the jars still look just as pretty sitting atop my china cabinet when they aren’t in use.
Have you ever found something old and unique hiding in your house?