I've decided at the last minute that I want to join in on the Heirloom Party hosted by Marie at Emma Calls Me Mama. If you love heirlooms (like me), then be sure to check out the party. Lots of people are at the party, I'm sure you'll know someone. If not, you can hang out with me. We can be wall flowers together.
Since I decided to participate last minute, that means I didn't plan my post (no surprise here since I am the queen of procrastination). So no new photos.
I have lots of family heirlooms at my house. I'm the one person in our family who says "Oh, are you getting rid of that? I'll take it." Plus I'm the only one in my immediate family who likes old things. But since I didn't plan ahead & didn't take any photos of anything else, I am only going to blog about one piece of furniture. Plus it is my favorite. And I'm cheating some as I already posted about this piece of furniture back in April on my family blog Manning Family Tree.
For years my Mom had this rocking chair in her house. It had originally been in my Grandma's house and when she died, my Mom took it home to her house. All these years I've loved this chair & have told my Mom that I wanted the chair. I figured that someday when my mom was gone that it would be my turn to love & take care of this rocker.
But luckily for me, I didn't have to wait. A couple of years ago my Mom gave me the chair for Mother's Day. It was the best Mother's Day gift I ever received.
The chair sits in our living room (with our ugly teal carpet). This isn't your typical rocking chair. This one has springs that it rocks on. The one thing about this rocker is that you have to be real careful how you sit in it. If you sit back too far, you almost get dumped out of it backwards. So you have to balance yourself just so to sit in it. But I have learned how to sit in it without tipping it back too far. Isn't the back of this chair beautiful? I just love this wood.
When my Grandson comes over (which is not very often), I love to rock him in this rocking chair. And even when I'm not playing Grammy, I love to sit & rock in this chair. There is something so soothing & comforting about a rocking chair. Especially one that has memories attached to it & is as old as this one. I'm sure the upholstery is not original. My Grandma had most everything in her house upholstered with velvet.
I wish I knew more about my rocking chair. I called my Mom this morning to see if she knew anything about it. She said no. All she knew is that it belonged to her Mom, my Grandma. She wasn't sure if it had belonged to anyone else in the family or not.
I was hoping that when I originally posted this on my family blog that someone in my family might know more about the history of this rocking chair. But no one did.
All I know is that I feel loved while rocking in this chair. I love it and will treasure it always.