Family Traditions Heirlooms Entertaining

Welcome! I'm Laura Dietrich and I am so glad you found Heirloom-Revival! In a fast-paced world, where traditions sometimes fade into oblivion, and connections weaken, there is a precious heritage waiting to be cherished. Join me as I embark on an inspiring exploration of how to weave together the threads of our past, present, and future by combining family, traditions, heirlooms, and the art of entertaining.


Offering creative insights and practical tips on how to create a harmonious fusion of family, traditions, heirlooms, and entertaining. Discover the balance between preserving the past and embracing the present, culminating in a home that reflects both our unique story and the beauty of a life well-lived.

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July 29, 2023

Home & Surroundings

The Magic of an Heirloom

I love old things. I love the smell of an old book, the softness of well worn linens, and the familiarity of my Grandma's dishes. I am super sentimental and love the stories behind these items, especially ones that have been passed down in my family. I love to combine these charms of the past with the practicality of the present. After all, if you don't find ways to use these items, what is the point of having them.

If you have family heirlooms or antique items that you're not quite sure how to incorporate into your living space, don't worry! While these cherished objects may bring back fond memories, incorporating them into a modern home can be overwhelming.

I hope to show you ways to celebrates these heirlooms by modernizing and revitalizing these treasures with contemporary touches. I know we can unlock the true potential of these heirlooms and antiques. Don't let tradition limit your creativity. Let it inspire you to embrace your family's unique story. Let's bring those heirlooms out of storage and into the light. Together, we'll infuse your modern home with a sense of history, character, and depth. Whether you're a hesitant heir or a devoted keeper of family treasures, you can do this!

My nightstand holds two treasures that I enjoy seeing every day. My Aunt Jeanie's small decorative plate and my Grandma's pine needle lidded box. Holding jewelry and small perfumes are the perfect use for these treasures.

August 2023


I am just about to complete a new home. It’s my dream home. It took forever and a day to complete and I have been waiting patiently (or not so patiently) to get in there and live! After almost 2 years of land clearing and construction through Covid and crazy price hikes we are finally getting ready to move in! I have had most of my belongings in a storage unit for the majority of the build so it will literally be like Christmas to go through my boxes and see all the things that I have missed the last few years. One thing I know for sure is that the things in those boxes are an eclectic mix of new and old! Things that truly do bring me joy. That certainly doesn’t mean that everything I have is super valuable or totally on trend at that moment. BUT it does mean that I will most likely love those items and keep them around a lot longer rather than spending money on fast homewares. Some of those trending items can enhance our treasures. I am sappy and sentimental when it comes to items passed down in my family. I am fortunate that my family has made it important to know the stories and history behind important family heirlooms. I love finding an item with a little note in my Grandma’s handwriting telling the story of why it was kept. It is a connection to her and it makes me happy to use those items. When you start taking a look at your own heirlooms and family treasures you will likely find that these items were made to last. Fast fashion and fast decor were simply unheard of. People needed things to last and that was the expectation. That is why you can still use your Great Grandmother’s china hutch or that old Jenny Lind bed. They were made well and made to last. We should try to keep these items in use for the duration of their life-rather than grabbing the wood veneer covered plywood we are offered in today’s market. I am excited to show you my favorite tips and tricks to integrate those keepsakes into your everyday living while I unpack and get myself organized.