Monday, January 5, 2009

The Chair And The Mirror

This week I am busy working in the office on business plans, the website and organization.

On my way to the kitchen on a break today I passed a few of my eclectic items. The first are the chairs.

This chair is rather old. I do not know how old but I did find a similar one dating around 1903 in an antique guide.

I bought the chair at an auction for $5.00. :) The mirror came from the same auction. It did not cost me a thing. Just some convincing. The finish on the mirror is gone. The frame is cracked. I really do not care, the more worn, the more I like it. The seat of the chair could be restrung, as everyone keeps telling me. Nope, I do not want that done either. It is original, and I love it!

I always wanted an old house. I now have one. But what happens is, you start seeing all of the imperfections, and then you start wondering where your head was at! I have hardwood floors in the front of the house, some that need sanding and refinishing. And...when walls were removed in the "old" part of the house (way before my time) the floors were uncovered leaving floor boards that run in two different directions where they join in the middle. More on the house stories some day...and there are plenty!

Anyhow, I thought I would take you inside to see one of my passions. Old things, crazy things, primitives, very dear to my heart!


Anonymous said...

Old "stuff" is good. I have a few items my Mother gave me before she passed away. I love each of them. I have a box of simple old frames that I love to put quilt blocks in. I'm looking forward to some more old house stories! :-)

Anonymous said...

What a nice chair, my Grandma has a similar mirror which has been in the family for a very long time, this is my Mom's Mother, she has her parent's on one side of the mirror and my Grandpa's parent's on the other side of the mirror, she has always had it this way in every house she has ever lived in plus she has a desk underneath it.

Joanna said...

I bet your old house has a lot of character :-)

Hidden Brook Farm said...

I like 'em!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Marsha, There will be more stories in the future! Thanks for stopping by the blog! Sometimes I wish there were 10 of me, because I would love to find the time to make quilts too.