When I moved into my condo, I was given a lot of “hand-me-downs” to help me start off. A couch, a TV, some lamps…but the things that I treasure the most are the ones that were given to me by my grandparents. They might seem like small items but to me they bring back memories of my childhood.

This cookie jar sat on my grandmother’s table. During the summer when I would go over to go swimming, it would always be filled. It’s something that whenever I look at it, it brings me back to those summer days.

This painting was given to me by my mom, but every time I see it, it reminds me of my memere who has a similar one at her home.  It is a painting of the tulip blooms in California. I have heard many stories about this beautiful scenery from my memere and I hope that I will experience it for myself one day.

These are a few other things that I have. This “Table Talk” pie crust pan from my grandmother is one of my favorites. I am still trying to think of a good way to display it in my kitchen. Can you believe that there was a 10 cents return deposit for these?! Such a neat pan!

These U.S. mail pins remind me of my grandfather.

I have many items that have been given to me over the years. I love hearing the stories about them. Because to them, its not just a candy dish but a memory of a time and place. It makes me think about some of my own things that I have and how they might not seem significant me to but who knows as the years go on who will take interest in them.

Do you have something you love that was handed down to you that has a story behind it?
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Michelle is a Generation Y, first time home buyer, and lifelong Massachusetts resident. She plans to share her experiences as a new home owner and her frugal living tips along the way. Who says you can't be on a budget and live life to the fullest at the same time? The journey is tough at times but since we think of her as a modern-day Mary Tyler Moore, we know she's gonna make it after all!