Alison at The Polohouse is having her monthly 'Favorites on the First' party and the theme for March 1 is 'Our Favorite Vignette'. I thought about this for awhile and realized that my favorite is really simple and meaningful.
This is a fairly large toolbox that originally belonged to my grandfather, then my father. It is full of dings and wonderful patina, so there is no problem putting our feet up on it! We use it as a coffee table in the living room.
I blogged here and here about this large brown transferware washbowl that came from my maternal great-grandparent's homestead. The three candlesticks are really disc spacers from the farm equipment salvage yard - a reminder of growing up on a farm.
During the various holidays, it is easy to add to this simple vignette. Since Easter is coming up, I have added Victorian milk glass Easter eggs that belonged to my great-grandmother and an iron cross.
Everything in this vignette is a reminder of those that came before me -- all pioneers on the prairies of Colorado.
I hope you check out The Polohouse for more favorite vignettes on Thursday, March l, plus I'll be joining these other great parties:
Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Wednesday
No Minimalist Here for Thursday Open House
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday