Family Heirlooms {True Value #Giveaway}

Everyone has a family heirloom, right? For some people it may be grandma’s old rocking chair or grandpa’s favorite foot stool. These are priceless, timeless pieces that seem to always fit into our heart and homes.

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Above: A memorial candle I had in honor of my granny at my wedding. That candle is now an heirloom in our family; it’s in my mom’s possession.

The priceless heirloom that I have in my possession is my grandma’s collection of costume jewelry. My granny was born in the 1920’s, so her collection is very vintage and chic. I remember when I was younger I loved to sit with her and try on all of the jewels. I felt like a princess of sorts with all that bling. And honestly, I just don’t see that kind of jewelry anymore, unfortunately.

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Above: Me looking like a princess…as usual!

My mom gave me the collection after my grandma passed away in 2006, and I have it tucked away safe and sound. However, I thought I should display some of it, so I am officially inspired to do a DIY project. I know traditional heirlooms tend to be antique furniture pieces or family quilts, etc. but really I think any item that is treasured deserves the designation as an heirloom. DIY projects can help bring these heirlooms to life. In my case, my grandma’s vintage jewelry has inspired me to create a piece of art that I’ll enjoy for many years to come.

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Above: My mom, my granny and me. 🙂

You can see the  priceless value of a dining table/heirloom in the YouTube video below by True Value. Warning—it’s a tear jerker, but I really want you to watch this video. It’s good! I got all misty eyed during the video, but it’s a good reminder of the power of DIY and the True Value of life—those we love. Family heirlooms can keep memories alive, and I think that’s what most of us want to do to honor those we love. I look forward to sharing with you my finished DIY project honoring my granny and her love of fabulously gorgeous baubles.

Video by True Value

So in honor of keeping memories and heirlooms alive, both in our hearts and homes, True Value is sponsoring a $50 gift card giveaway on my blog to help with your project. You can enter below on Rafflecopter, and there are several ways you can enter. Good luck! True Value is also hosting a Pin to Win Sweepstakes–You can find more information about that over here. Two exciting contests for you to be able to enter. Contest is open from now until July 22, 2013 at 12 am CST.

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Disclaimer: I am also being provided with a $50 gift card in exchange for a post/giveaway promoting the True Value brand and their Pinterest contest.

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16 Comments

  1. Critical Thinker
    July 16, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    I would finish love to a memory box for my daughter I just have never gotten around to it.

  2. kellyr78
    July 16, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    The only heirloom that comes to mind is a roll top office desk that came from my husband's family and a True Value gift card could help us complete little repairs that it needs.kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

  3. Ruby Camarillo
    July 16, 2013 / 11:55 pm

    I never thought of turning an heirloom into another keepsake. My great grandfather gave me two rings before he passed and I lost one during my high school years (I was not too careful then) I have one ring now and I'm terrified to wear it and possibly lose it.

  4. Anonymous
    July 17, 2013 / 12:15 am

    A fairly heirloom that we have are the dollhouses my great grandfather built and I have no doubt that the products at True Value could restore its full beauty!Name on rafflecopter: Amanda Sakovitz

  5. Thomas Murphy
    July 17, 2013 / 2:59 am

    We have a piece of art that is a family heirloom and it could use a new frame.rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  6. Ann Raye
    July 19, 2013 / 3:54 am

    I have a beautiful music box and I would love the gift card to help maintain it

  7. Vivacious Ramsey
    July 19, 2013 / 8:05 pm

    We have an antique record player that has been in the family since my great grandmother and the wood needs to be restored and repaired- livivua

  8. sleepy headed mom
    July 20, 2013 / 2:31 am

    I'm not sure of a specific heirloom but I have odd knick knack type things from loved ones who have passed away. I'd love to make some sort of shadow box/display case to hang on a wall to display them. None of the things alone would really go with my decor but displaying them all together would be nice and mean a lot to me.

  9. Donna
    July 20, 2013 / 3:12 am

    I have this beautiful wooden rocking chair

  10. Julie
    July 20, 2013 / 3:16 am

    I really love my grandmothers locket.

  11. Kellie's Camera
    July 20, 2013 / 3:51 am

    I have a dresser that belonged to my late grandmother that has been passed down and I would like to restore

  12. janetfaye
    July 20, 2013 / 5:16 am

    I have an inlaid wood table that needs to be restored.janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Kelly Blount
    July 21, 2013 / 5:12 pm

    My grandmother's dining room table. She had a room built on the house to display it and I plan to do the same for Sunday dinners with the family. Kelly kmblount89@msn.com

  14. Tabathia
    July 22, 2013 / 1:10 am

    I have a toy box my grandfather built that I would restore

  15. Jessica Gregory
    July 22, 2013 / 11:24 pm

    Time for some DIY

  16. Amy
    July 22, 2013 / 11:36 pm

    I'm not sure if my original comment went through, but I have a rosary of my great grandmother's. The box it came in is falling apart, and if I could put the gift card towards fixing it or making a new one, that would be awesome!

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