My husband comes from a family of savers as well. We have numerous toys from his childhood, carefully shipped across the country by his mother, many of which are too bedraggled to use, but some of which are pretty neat. In the latter category are a set of wooden german assembly toys called baufix. They probably date from the late 60s
the baufix have survived our kids pretty well, but some get broken. Of course we have the original instructions as well, although they are falling to pieces (and don’t even get me started on the original packaging). So here we have a broken baufix bit and some instructions. And other things associated with my husband: one of his tool catalog pages, blocks of scrap wood from his projects, pages from a decrepit copy of one his favorite books – The Great Brain.
The pottery shards are pieces of beautiful vase we got for our wedding that fell to its doom when I put a poster behind it on a shelf and a wind caught the poster like a sail.
I’ve called the piece Marriage