10 Most Common Heirlooms



We particularly love the tradition of leaving one of the girls in the family a hope chest. These cedar chests were designed to store items like quilts and tablecloths that a young girl would make, collect and then take with her into married life.

Hope chests are just one example of heirloom furniture, and the nice thing about these pieces is that they can be almost anything from a plant stand to a hat rack. If the chest shows some wear and rough treatment, so much the better.