Seems I couldn't be a minimalist even if I tried. The last few years I have been ruthless in getting rid of things. NOW I received stuff that belonged to my sister (she died in 2015) and with her only child now deceased (she died in 2020) I was the next to receive all of these things. Going through them has been heartbreaking but I tried to tackle it with a stiff upper lip.
I'm keeping this beautiful display bookcase she got in Mexico. I love Mexcian pine furniture! Very California. I was cleaning out my china cabinet - this is not how it will stay. I haven't decided yet what I will put in there.
The three teapots on the upper shelf and the Willow Tree couple, I gave to my daughter-in-love.
Very cute but I don't have grandkids and honestly, I don't have any place to put it. So it went to Sara, who collects teapots. I did keep one teapot she bought when she was in London. That was a keeper.
Front and back
Or if they are just for display.
The cute couple - my son and his wife just celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary. So this was a given.
That's Ed on the bed for their guest room
There also was a bed - that was an antique back in the mid-'60s when I turned it down and my sister got it. That was a big mistake on my part but I was going through my little "hippie" BoHo stage. IT used to have 2 dressers but I guess through the years they were tossed. Also came with 2 antique mirrors that my DIL doesn't want.
I have knickknacks that belonged to my mom, my grandma, and her mother. Photos, old letters, just stuff. Needless to say, I am terribly overwhelmed.