You got lucky. I've seen many a happy family torn apart because the deceased did NOT have a will.
When my mother-in-law died this past January, her wish was that we - my wife, sister-in-law, our son and daughter and our niece and nephew - divide her furniture and other personal effects as we saw fit.
With my niece in Virginia, my nephew in LA, my son 2 hours north of here (but still in Indiana) and my daughter just having graduated (with honors, no less!!!), it was a task getting all the wishes together in one place, but we finally did.
My daughter is moving into an apartment with two of her high school classmates, marching bandmates and terminally close friends. My son and daughter-in-law just bought a house that needs furnishing. My niece is getting married in the fall and my nephew and his girlfriend (maybe, I hope, fiance) are relocating to Seattle and buying a condo there. So, the fates have arranged that there's plenty of need for furniture!
My wife simply wanted the remainder of the formal dining room suite; a hutch, small storage cabinet and mirror that goes with the 12 foot table, chairs and corner hutch we were given when we bought this house. Earlier, we got about two lifetimes' worth of sewing supplies and a bunch of cooking stuff. My daughter took a bedroom suite, built (of solid wood - MY BACK'S KILLING ME!) in the rounded corner, slightly Art Deco style of the 40s and 50s, two recliners, some end tables, lamps and a school desk; later, we'll get around to telling her that the desk was removed from the elementary school where her grandmother taught for over 30 years.
My son took a dining room table and chairs and a matching hutch, a monumentally heavy sleeper sofa and a 50's era console stereo, assorted sofas and living room chairs as well as a lot of smaller things. There was a little sadness there; that downstairs roon is where we used to gather on Christmas Eve after dinner to open presents while the fireplace blazed and the stereo played carols; the last two years, we did that upstairs because Mother Battin couldn't negotiate the stairs.
My niece took a pair of twin beds (she and her fiance, I assume, have one of their own ;-)) and all the related dressers, nightstands and lamps. Since my nephew inherited his mom's eclectic tastes, he wanted all the random Oriental-themed items - and got them. My sister-in-law took just a few small things she thought she could use.
There were a few tears shed and laughs had as we stumbled upon some pictures and other things (my daughter-in-law, finding a picture of a grinning 8 month old boy: "What a big mouth on that baby; Jeff, honey, that's YOU!")
It was hot, humid and miserable to do this, but yet wound up being a reaffirmation of what's really important in life.