Here’s a few of my thoughts on antiques. I like to find old things at flea markets and yard sales. I’m not afraid of them, as I’ve heard others are.  What do you think? Are they haunted?IMG_1526


Do you think antiques are haunted by their previous owners? Have you ever held a really old item in your hands and ‘felt’ the presence of the infused spirit of some long ago person? I have.

Antiques and relics all have stories to tell, if you just listen…not with your ears, but with your sixth sense and your heart. Hold the item…maybe an old brooch, a bone hairpin, a letter from WWI or WWII, a bow tie from 1820, or a yellowing, lace baby bonnet from 1842…in your hands. Be quiet…just listen.

Close your eyes, feel the shape of the piece. See if you can pick up any impressions that flash across your mind. Try not to think of anything but what you are holding. The images and thoughts you have will be random, and may not make much sense to you…but, these thoughts that drift across your mind, will probably be the infused essence of the person/spirit that once owned the item.

It’s telling you a story…maybe about the baby who wore the bonnet; maybe it felt scratchy on their head, or maybe comforting, because they trusted their mother to protect their little head from the harsh sunlight. That this long ago baby lived a full, wonderful life, or later on, met with sorrow, you never know for sure, but rest assured, a bit of that person is left for you to discover…if you just listen.

I wouldn’t say the item is haunted, though. It just holds the impression of the previous owner. It’s a bit sad, really, that it has come to be sold out of the family. Someone thought enough of the person to have kept the item for so many years. It could be that this was the end of the line for it…no family left to pass it down to, as an heirloom.

I like to think I am rescuing it, that I was drawn to this place and time, to have found it…to find out it’s long history…and to tell it’s story.


Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2016 BS





4 responses »

  1. Lovely post!! Think you know this of me, but…me too! I do the same. Cannot imagine that a treasure has reached its final heir. Surely somewhere, someone will want “this” treasured heirloom (whatever “this” may be). I rarely get feelings from furniture but almost always from old clothes, jewelry or trinkets that were most used or likely treasured! Probably because I have such a connection to my clothes and belongings that I am more than certain that someone is missing their treasures. I vow to be the respectful “keeper” for misplaced items until the last heir, owner, or next person is drawn to them comes along. I will even swap treasures with other surrogate keepers. 🙂

    • Yep, Kelly, we’re the same about that! For something to be kept and passed down to the final treasure keeper is really awesome. Seems I’m the last one keeping some of my dad, mom, and both sets of grandparents things. I’ve asked my sister and of course my girls, and they don’t want it. I hate to just throw it away! Hey, you want some? Randy just shakes his head at our full garage. I’m sure Donny would love you bringing in more, right? 🙂 That’s cool, that you do swapping! xo

    • Hi, Joey! I think we can get some knowledge from holding, or touching some belongings of others, even if the person has passed on. There is a term for reading this…psychometry. There is a sort of energy left behind, not necessarily leaving it haunted, but you can get a sense of the person. 🙂 To me that is pretty cool!

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