Tales of a British expat, transplanted into the lush Tennessee countryside. Lover of old, time-worn, and antique. Tea-drinker, flower-grower, animal-nurturer.
my mother bought a sofa in 1963 and when she died in 1990 it was still in the house, she had put slip covers on it many times to change the look, she had her maytag for 25 years, mine lasted about 5 years. i love the look and feel of furniture like in the first photo.
My husband and I still have many pieces of furniture from his parents and a few from his grandparents which were given to us when we got married, 38 years ago.
I ant a hall like that!right now!
I will be 76 in Oct. and I still am using my grandparents' furnishings. Lately I've been going to a local auction house just for fun, not to buy. I have seen good items sell for $5.00. If I were a young person today, I would not shop stores, I would go to auctions for lovely, and sometimes, old pieces. First I would go when it is open for previewing just to examine what will come up for sale. Young people just starting out would get so much more for their money.
I love old pieces and have quite a few antiques. So much better, and interesting, than new stuff.
What a very nice composition by Thomas Hardy. It really makes us think, doesn't it?We have a few old pieces from my grandmother and mother. I wonder what - from this age - will endure through the generations to come.Have a good week, Jo!
Our grown sons say our living room looks like a grandmother's - but that's because most of the furniture came from my parents or grandparents, and a few pieces belonged to my great or great-great grandparents. I love dusting and polishing things that the women of my family cared for in decades past.Old furniture is so much better made and bargains abound.I wish our library had those books you show in your photos.Cheers!
Whenever we see a glimpse of your home, I think how lovely it is.My favorite pieces in my home are ones that were handed down from our families.
We have some old pieces too that were hand made from long ago.A very beautiful verse.lovetweedles
English gardens and decorating, what's not to love...
The style shown in those books is what I am aiming for exactly. We have a way to go, but will get there sooner or later! Jx
I'm still in that old slow age Jo and all my furniture is old like that. I have one sewing table which belonged to my Oma when she was a young woman. Do you subscribe to 'This England' by any chance?
The older I get the more I love the old things. it would be lovely to have some old furniture from our grandparents' day.
In reading this past, the following came to my mind: "They just don't make things like they used to!" That is a true statement... Nothing we buy --and even when we spend alot of money, lasts as long or is as good as what was made years ago.. Kinda sad, isn't it???Hugs,Betsy
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