I have a part-time job selling furniture and quite often I encounter people who are wanting to buy chairs to go with an old table that great aunt so and so left to them. They are looking for chairs because even though the table is going strong the chairs that go with it are no longer safe to sit on.
Now more often than not these people admit that this is a beautiful well crafted piece of furniture that should be appreciated for what it is but the fact of the matter is that they would prefer that is was being appreciated by someone else. They have kept it purely because it is a heirloom and has been passed down through the family for years and cousin so and so would be appalled if you were to get rid of it.
There in itself lies the solution to this problem, offer it to cousin so and so for them to love and cherish and pass on to the next appreciative relative. If there is no-one else in the family who wants it I believe that leaves you free to sell it to the highest bidder. Sometimes these things can fetch quite a pretty price and sometimes that is the only thing we like about them. Why not cash in now.
The old tools that are today’s item are one of those things that were kept by my husband for years for just the reason mentioned in today’s blog. I hope they have gone to someone who has an appreciation for this kind of thing and be much enjoyed by their new owner rather than stuffed in a cupboard in the garage.