can be an emotional roller-coaster: there are mementos of my now-adult children from scouts and kindergarten (clay animals and bowls), AND their stuffed animals that I can't bear to give away (give away Babar and Celeste? Never~!!).
I'm also finding many of MY things -- sewing related items, sewing books, coffee-table type books on costumes/national dress, and of course more Russian things. Below are photos of ....
simple Gzhel items, marked on the bottom: "handpainted in the USSR"
books on Russian and Armenian embroidery and national costumes