Most Treasured Possession – Melissa Wastney of Tiny Happy

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So excited about this series!
A little something to liven up our Mondays…
I have asked some lovely bloggers to share their most treasured possession with us and let us know why it is so treasured. 
Unfashionable in this age of decluttering, simplifying and tiny houses I know…but we all have our treasures.

This week with her Most Treasured Possession is Melissa Wastney of Tiny Happy.


My most treasured possession is a blanket. My grandfather died ten years ago, and after that my grandmother moved out of their shared house and into a retirement home because she needs a lot of care. I was given a few oftheir belongings, including a beautiful old radio, a red nutcracker and this woollen blanket.


The blanket is made from soft merino wool, slightly felted. It’s a pale grey-pink, like the underside of a mushroom. There’s an old label in one corner that says ‘merino wool, mothproofed, MADE IN ENGLAND’ so I know it was one of the precious things brought out with them when they emigrated to NZ in the 60’s. 

Even though the blanket has had an interesting life in many of our different houses, I maintain that it still smells slightly of my grandparents’ house, as I remember it. And that makes me think of staying the night there as a kid, and slipping into their big bed in the morning, under the blankets, with Concert FM on the radio, eating bits of toast with marmalade and trying not to drop crumbs. 

Thank you Melissa, I love it. I am taken back to holidays staying with my Nana and Poppa when I read this. 


Those of you who haven’t yet discovered Melissa’s blog, Tiny Happy, must do so, now!


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