Small Items from the Old Days

Small Items from the Old Days


We all know that small things that were used by our grandparents, or those who came before them, can have more of a meaning for us than the fanciest antique. This photo, posted by Brenda Moore Smith, shows that kind of feeling.

Brenda writes that it is her grandfather’s hand mirror. It was given to her about 30 years ago but she doesn’t know the age. We are assuming, too, that the vintage quilt may contain some fabric from family clothes in days gone by. If only the items from days gone by could talk and tell us of the daily lives of those that held them…

The mirror struck us as unusual and we are wondering if anyone else has seen one before with a graceful side handle? Notice too that the mirrored section is on an angle.