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The 5 items I value most in my home

Legal & General insurance, have put together an easy to use Contents Insurance Calculator. It’s very useful if you want to work out what the items in your home are worth. Some items have a huge emotional value  and cannot really be costed but others really do have financial value and you would most definitely want to replace them.

It got me thinking..what in my thrifty home do I value the most?

Bear with me, this is rather a random list:

1. My mum’s yellow jug

I would probably only get  £5 for it at a car boot sale but this jug is so special to me. It was my mums and an was always filled with flowers. It is one of the only things of hers that I have.

I treasure it dearly.

yellow jug
2. Letters from my family

I have a bundle of letters from my family sent many years ago that I adore to reread. They capture the spirit of the sender and tell tales of my childhood and young adult life. I have no family left now and these are so precious as I really have no one to tell me these stories or share many of these memories with.

3. My old photo albums

My old photo albums are irreplaceable  these photos are from days long before mobile phones or Picasa existed so they are contained only in these albums, full of stories , memories and a lifetime.

4,  Treasure boxes

My children both have a treasure box filled with absolutely precious items. These include letters to them from my mum before she died, a gold sovereign, special pennies from great grandmas wedding, my great aunt’s Ladies Indian Open golf trophy, grandad’s special pocket watch and items from their baby years such as special books and teddies to name but a few

None of these have much material value do they but oh they are so precious.

5. Art

But I also have a few paintings/drawings which are of some value and absolutely dear to me  too. (I’m not worth robbing!)

sunglassesThis little pop art drawing by Daisy de Villeneuve is probably my favourite.

It’s an eclectic mix but these are the lovely items that really make my house a home

What are your most precious possessions in your home?




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  1. June 30, 2015 / 8:14 am

    Oooh – for me it’s all about PHOTOS! Although these days mine are mostly on my laptop so probably THAT! And my kids memory boxes are priceless. Love your mums jug xx

  2. June 30, 2015 / 12:10 pm

    Such a beautiful post – I’m not sure what I would put in my top 5, photos are very precious to me especially the ones of my dad as I only have a couple.

  3. June 30, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    Photo albums are really precious to me too. Love the idea of treasure boxes – might start my boys making some.

  4. Clare
    July 1, 2015 / 9:36 am

    Do you know I have no idea what my precious things are and I guess I wouldn’t until they were gone. I have just acquired some items from my late grandmas house so those would be the things I saved if I had the chance.

  5. July 1, 2015 / 10:39 am

    That jug is really beautiful indeed!

  6. July 2, 2015 / 8:11 am

    What a lovely collection of treasures Becky.I don’t have many family mementos.I keep meaning to make scrapbooks of the kids school certificates and art.I do have one photo album of my eldest first year but for awhile I didn’t have a camera.Then when everything went digital I no longer photos in albums, I must have 1,000’s that should be printed off to make into albums.

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