Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Nostalgic purchase

One of my yard sale finds Saturday were these coasters for 25 cents each. I had to have them, not because I needed coasters or that they were a terrific buy, but because they reminded me of my Grandmother. This was a stricly nostalgic purchase, my Grandmother had coasters like these that she kept on her radiator cover in her living room. I don't know why they impressed me as a child but they did.
Despite the fact that these aren't my Grandmother's coasters, I think it's nice that a 50 cent purchase can evoke childhood memories.
Has anyone else made a puchase strictly for sentimental reasons? I would love to hear about what you bought and why.


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Mary!

My late mother in law had coasters like these. I have a few of them, here someplace in all my collections.

I'm happy you found yours and they give you good memories!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Ooooh, I love them, and recently saw some on a thrifting exhibition too. I most always buy something for sentimental reasons, because it reminds me of someone, or something or some time and place. It's comfy having them in your home.
♥ Teresa

grannyann said...

I know I have but right off can't think of anything in particular. However Saturday my daughter bought some blue and white plates to go with some that were my moms. My grandmother had some of those coasters also.

Anonymous said...

I think I haven't just yet. But I'm glad you did. It's a nice feeling isn't it? A simple coaster such as those can bring so much memories. hat must have been a nice day :-)