Susan and Debbie, i love the stories behind the rosaries and the corn plant. Very cool, indeed. I love that Susan is passing them on to her children (and mentioned it here! A scoop! lol), and I love that Debbie still has that plant and several incarnations of it going strong.
These are meaningful things.
AKlisa, those are some really nice things. Dovetail joints on a bureau - that is a score. Things used to be so much more nicely made. I've seen those apple peeler machines - very cool. I've been looking for things like that in the thrift stores. I do have some hand grinders.
What are sweetheart wear pans?
Your dad's old gun is a nice gift, too.
I do have some of my grandmother's (mom's side)jewelry and some pretty candy dishes that I display the jewelry in. I don't think i have anything from my father's side, since he was the youngest child of five. If there were heirlooms in his family i am sure they were long since gone before he grew up.
Also my father used to make jewelry and make metal sculptures, and I have some of those. I have some blankets my mom knitted. Those handmade things I treasure.
My mom has some artwork i made, framed in her house...is that like an opposite heirloom?