Tuesday, 22 November 2011

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.

17 comments:

greenthumb said...

So precious, I'm glad you didn't cut it up.

John Gray said...

does it have the smell of him too diane?
that's what spark my memories!

topchelseagirl said...

Far too precious indeed.

Carol said...

A good decision, some things are meant to be kept just as they are. I'd be wearing that too!
Carol xx

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

I only have one thing from my grandfather that he gave me, a 1927silver dollar. I need to figure out a way to incorporate it in some of my crochet.

But I wanted to say that my best friend passed away 3 years ago at the age of 46 and I have his robe. When I wear it I feel really close to him.

Ray+Joan said...

Hold on to it & the menories.

Rosie said...

What a precious thing to hold on to and how wonderful to have such lovely memories of your grandad. I have one of my grandad's signet ring and watch chain but I don't remember either of them as they had both gone before I was five years old. It is a very smart dressing gown:)

two bones and a bagle said...

Comfy and cosy. It's too beautiful to chop - Louise would love it.

A garden just outside Venice said...

I agree with you, the pattern is really lovely!
xxx

Liz said...

Aw - what a lovely thing to have.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

BusyLizzie said...

Beautiful dressing gown, i am so glad you haven't cut it up... Lizzie

Lisa said...

Such a precious thing. I have my dad's. Hung up on the back of my bedroom door. It used to smell of him and I would give it a good sniff and a cuddle.
Lisa x

Kathy said...

Too precious to cut up ... you made the right decision. I've got nothing to remember my grandparents by. Everything was thrown away. Isn't that sad!
xxx

diane b said...

What a good idea to use it. That would make them even more happy. Love the tassel shot.

Twiggy said...

It is lovely, I use my Dad's old dressing gown which is very similar. It is a lovely Tootal burgundy paisley number, hmmm I might do a blog about it so we can compare and contrast :)
Twiggy x

periwinkle said...

I wish I had more things from when my grandad died, at the time I was too upset to think about it and now it's too late so you are very lucky to have something so precious .

Menopausalmusing said...

Loving what your daughter said about the nightcap and candle - the pattern of the dressing gown totally lends to her description.

Isn't it just lovely and I am yet another blogger sitting here thinking "thank goodness it wasn't cut up"!