When we sold my mother's parents' old house some years ago I took a window frame, some fixture, a lampshade and paving stones from there and had kept them, then asked the architect to use them in the new house. Now they are all in my new house and garden, and I've wanted to show them to my aunts.
They of course recognized everything I'd brought from their parents' house, and were pleased to see them again - so I heard. Mother was happy to hear their good words about our house, I'm glad to know it too. It was a kind of reward for us for the difficulties during the planning & construction of this house to know our relatives' applause ! :)