Post # 1
After a generous gift from my grandmother, I wondered what other treasures have been passed down to other brides!
I have always loved antiques and admired my grandmother’s silver pattern. She doesn’t use it much anymore and a few years ago said that she would ‘set it aside’ for me in the future. I wasn’t sure she would remember, or when that would be.
This Christmas (just after I got engaged), I opened a beautiful ladle from the set and she enclosed a note to say that she was gifting me all eight place settings – almost 40 pieces of silver!
it’s beautiful, but i love it more for the sentiment – she is my only grandparent and it’s very special that at holidays and occasions my new family will use my grandmother’s silver.
here is a photo of the pattern:
Post # 3
Mine are not high dollar value gifts but huge sentimental value.
As a wedding gift my sister gave me a serving platter that my grandma received (for her wedding) from DH’s great aunt (?) in the 1940’s. Such a neat thing. And no – we did not grow up knowing each other at all. My grandma moved away in the 60’s. Total happenstance that we met.
Not an heirloom per say, but in our wedding we used the same ring bearer pillow that DH’s parents used 40 years ago, and I wore my mom’s (altered) veil that she wore 43 years ago.
Your silver is GORGEOUS! I am green with envy.
Post # 4
my ring is an heirloom – it was the ring my fiancé’s late father gave to his mother when they got engaged, and she saved it for him 🙂
that silver is gorgeous! my mom is also giving me a place setting of her china (she apparently got 2 sets from her marriage to my father) and i’m pretty excited about it!
Post # 5
This isn’t a wedding gift, but rather an heirloom diamond bracelet that my grandmother gave to me and said “this is for you to wear on your wedding day someday”. She has since passed (and is missed dearly) and the bracelet means so much to me. I am getting it shined and restored for my big day and it will be my “something old”.
Post # 6
No, I wish I would have which is why I am planning on giving my future children heirloom items, my dress, my ring, who knows.
Post # 7
@priyawouldntwannabeya: what an amazing coincidence! love that 🙂
@blankenshiptobe: that’s amazing! my fi bought my ring without telling his parents, and after showing them his mum told him there were two (i think?) family diamonds he could have used. woops! hopefully we’ll be able to use them in some way in the future.
@Diamond84: wow – what a generous gift! it’s so sweet that you’ll have that with you on your day!
Post # 8
@weddingbee098: that’s really sweet – and i think of that now too. i hope to never be without my ring, but i will leave it to a daughter if i have one 🙂
Post # 9
My mom made me cry when she gave me my grandmas pearl necklace that she wore on her wedding day to wear on my wedding day.
Post # 10
1. The diamonds in my wedding set are from my mil’s engagement ring and earrings. We also had her wedding band melted down and encased in both our rings.
2. My granddaddy gifted us with a rocking chair that he can date back to the civil war. I’m honored to have it in my house.
Post # 11
One of DH’s relatives sent us some really old ceramic cigar box. That’s about it.
My mother has my grandmothers (fathers side) silver (silverware, platters, and such) and some antique pieces and since I’m the only girl child I’ll get it someday, but not anytime soon. My mother has been using it for holidays even though she has her own. Looks like I’ll end up with multiple sets of silverware and china.
I do have some other things from my grandparents that I received years ago. Mostly random jewelry or trinkets.
Post # 12
@Misswhowedding: wow, that must have been a tearjerker moment!
@lovenbugg37: what generous gifts! so sweet
@kes18: i’m sort of in the same boat – i’m the only daughter of my parents so i know certain things will come to me over my brother and vice versa. there are certain things that i will cherish so so much knowing their stories 🙂
Post # 13
DH’s grandma passed away last year, and since DH’s dad was an only child, we ended up receiving quite a lot of things from her apartment, including her silverware, some crystal glassware, and her amazing collection of Spode china, which has pink roses on it (pink was her favourite colour). Driving my car home with it all in boxes was the most stressful hour of my life!
Post # 14
@peonyinlove: The center stone in my e-ring is an heirloom from my FI’s grandmother. 🙂
Post # 15
@Astra: amazing! you should post a photo!
@Little_Nut88: oh my gosh, i can imagine! how special to recieve all those things!
Post # 16
We were given a knitted afghan (I think. It’s just a knitted blanket) that my husband’s great grandmother knitted as well as a table cloth and some napkins she embroidered. They’re beautiful.