When my lovely Grandad died 14 years ago, I kept lots of things that had belonged to him and my Grandma when we emptied the house. I wish I had kept more because I use everything lots and it helps me to remember them very fondly every day - I still feel as if they are both around and I know it would make them smile and very happy to see me continuing to use their things.
I always loved the pattern and colour of my Grandads dressing gown. He bought it for his one and only hospital stay in the early 1950's. I had thought about making bags for my sister, mum and I and using the fabric to line them - but I can't cut it up.
Instead, I have decided to use it for myself - it's currently making my bathroom look like a page from the "Toast" brochure!
My daughter love it too and says if I had a nightcap and a candle, I would look like Scrooge!
I'm glad I didn't cut it up - its far too precious.