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Imagine, getting to go into your Great-Great Grandmothers house. Now, imagine getting to go in her house, and it’s been vacant for 30+ years and oh yes, everything is still in there that was left behind. Even better, imagine going in there when it’s extremely dark and all you really have is a flashlight! While I do get creeped out by empty houses that were built probably before AZ was a state, I can’t pass up nostalgia treasure hunts.
My family has a business where this house is on that property, the dust is literally caked on everywhere. I mean, you could shoot a scary movie in this house! However, I love vintage and I love when I can hold on to something that a relative had. I wanted to find some stuff for my house and some stuff for crafts.
Here is my journey:
First thing, this house has been vacant for many a year but shortly after my relatives moved out, my family started using this house as storage. They also haven’t touched the stuff in years so literally I am going in a house full of my Great-Great Grandmothers stuff, along with car doors and hoods. No really, car doors from 70’s muscle cars along with some of their hoods. I did the best I could at taking pictures while balancing on car doors, holding my DSLR to take a photo in one hand and a flash light in another. Also, the dust bunnies have now bred into dust monsters and I’m pretty sure there are boogans in this house. I had my flip flops on and walked into a room and there was a puddle out of no where. No leak in the roof and no water has ran in this house in say oh forever, so that kind of creeped me out!Just a glimpse of how much dust is truly in this house!
I found some personal effects, pill bottles, clothes, shoes and some weird things like dentures. Ya I didn’t keep those.
So on this adventure, I took home everything in the top photo. My dad slightly reluctantly agreed that I could take these things as long as I held onto them and wrote on the bottom where they came from. He is where I get my nostalgia obsession, obviously!
I’ll be showing some of what I do with these possessions in future posts to come! There are also rooms in this house I haven’t even been in so more treasure hunting in my future as well. Maybe I’ll bring my flip and do a Blair Witch Crafty Treasure Hunt Vlog, haha!
Did I mention my family also has a car “junk yard”? I really was hoping to find some treasures here to create crafts out of but unless I plan on restoring a car or finding a crafty use for a car motor, no luck here.
I survived the hunt, and so did camera but boy did she get dirty. My poor SheyB strap got dirty too, boooo.