I wrote about the things on my mantel last year, but wanted to post again for trackabandoned. They’re all meaningful (to me), but of little (if any) actual monetary value, and the same can be said for just about everything I own.
I’ll take something sentimental over something
expensive any day of the week.
-Antique (at least 40 years old) mini liquor bottles and cigar boxes that were my maternal grandfather's. I scrunched them together so you can see them better.
-Wood-carved Tiki guy that was my bonus grandfather’s. There’s more to this story that I’ll save for another day.
-Wood-carved Buddha that was my bonus grandmother's. The glass decanter in front of the fireplace was also hers.
-“Hang Loose” wood carving that my parents got in Hawaii back in the 60s
-A close friend had a sign hanging in her house and I loved the
sentiment so much that I took a picture of it a couple of years ago. She
remembered that, and gave me the identical sign on my birthday last
year. I love seeing it everyday. It’s a really good reminder.