Meaningful Furnishings: Grandma's Antique Dresser

Ben and I inherited this beautiful antique dresser from my grandparents, and it is very special to me. I can remember just where it sat in their California living room and a few of the photos that were displayed on it.

The dresser has a story. My mom says she remembers it sitting in the garage when she was a little girl, but it was beat-up and dull. Then, my grandma brought it back to life. She had it refinished. My mom thinks these are even the original glass knobs. Aren't they beautiful? They are always a little loose because my girls think they are beautiful, too, and like to twist them whenever they get the chance.

I don't know the style name of this type of dresser or what kind of wood it is. But it is one of my favorite things in our home. It is simple in its lines and yet quietly special. The knobs sparkle. The legs have just a little detail. The wood tone is stunning. And it is nice and big—it has a real presence in the corner and has plenty of room to store extra linens and some of my jewelry.

On top, I styled it with a collection of books that I chose because of their bright, happy colors. The coral bookends are hand-me-ups from my sister. The lamp is from Target, and the "It Is Well With My Soul" print is from Sacred Made.

It is a sweet thing to have this meaningful piece of furniture in our bedroom. With it, a little bit of family history is brought into our daily lives. Do you have a special heirloom piece in your home? What meaningful furnishings do you use or display?