Unfortunately, most heirloom apple trees have long since been ripped out of the ground.
And then heirloom varieties tend to be more nutritious—and delicious—than modern, overbred varieties.
The jewelry—rock crystals inset in silver—was bold but not ostentatious thanks to its antique finish and heirloom quality.
Take the case of Randall Lineback veal, an heirloom breed much-prized by some East Coast chefs.
Walking through rows of Swiss chard, heirloom tomatoes, leeks, and artichokes, he can tell you exactly when each is at its peak.
The bridegroom's hat in the illustration was probably an heirloom too, from its shape and fashion.
I'd swear that strong brow and frank look must be an heirloom.'
It belonged to her husband's family in France and came to him as an heirloom.
It was an heirloom, and she could never bring herself to part with it.
He thinks that—that heirloom house of mine will look better in the daylight.