MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER'S DRESSING TABLE MIRROR

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nostalgia

nɒˈstaldʒə/

noun

a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past.

I've been invited to take part in the British Gas History of Home competition to win £500 of John Lewis vouchers. Considering I love a good shopping spree and have a list as long as my arm of things to buy for the flat I thought I might as well get entering! They asked us to share pics of our favourite nostalgic home items, and for a girl who's pretty obsessed with antiques and vintage this was right up my street. 

Sydney & co dressing mirror

This handheld silver dressing table mirror has been passed down 4 generations. It first belonged to my great grandmother in the early 20th century, and was then passed down to my nana. I remember seeing it on her dressing table when I would go to her house down in Gloucestershire as a child. I would always sneak into her drawers and try out her hairbrushes, makeup and little girly goodies. I'd be so secretive but I think she must have known what I was up to!

When she passed away my mum inherited it, and as she know I love antique things she kindly passed it down to me. It now sits on my dressing table and I use it each morning to do my makeup.

I love that it's gone down through the generations and is a little way for me to stay in touch with my nana every morning :)

When I'm older I'll pass it down to my daughter Marley. She's already trying to grab it when I do my makeup but being silver it's pretty heavy for her little hands!

To read more about the British Gas History of Home campaign, click here. They have a pretty cool infographic which teaches you all about how our ancestors from different eras heated their home. Who knew that the Tudors invented the chimney?!

So do you have a nostalgic home item? Tell me all about it in the comments below!

S x