We moved into our house with many things still to finish. And then last winter we were tired of all the building and the house showing and the moving. And then it was warm and time to focus on doing things outside. So, one reason and another, we hadn't gotten around to hanging many decorative things on the walls. But just lately my husband hung a bunch of framed prints on the walls. And he hung up our clock:
I said, "Now I've moved in."
My grandma gave us the clock as a wedding gift. She gave me the cup and saucer as a bridal shower gift. It was my great-grandmother's.
When I was a kid, my grandma had that cup and saucer along with two others displayed on her kitchen wall, all of which had been her mother-in-law's. Two belonged to my youngest aunts and one belonged to my grandma. I admired those china cups so much. My grandma told me I could have hers when she didn't need it any more.
Years went by. A lot of my grandma's stuff got packed up and moved around as she was sometimes in assisted living and sometimes at home. I hadn't seen her cup and saucer in years.
Then she gave it to me at one of my bridal showers. I cried.
Then she gave us the clock to display it in. It has hung in the dining room of our first apartment and of our first house. Now it's in our dining room here. It makes the kids really happy to have that familiar object up again.