Thursday, July 22, 2010

Things in my House that Make Me Smile

This beautiful piece of furniture came to our home in June.
It is one of mom's many treasures.
It was a wedding gift to her mom in 1917.
Aren't the details beautiful?
It is visible and can be appreciated from our living room...
...And from our dining room.
The drawers are deep and functional...
for placemats, tablecloths, and serving pieces.

It is just one of many family heirlooms
that I will cherish...

...forever.

Take care,
~Natalie

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20 comments:

Nancy said...

What a beautiful piece! It looks like it has been well loved over the years. How neat you get to enjoy and treasure it now.

Nancy

jodi said...

It looks beautiful and I bet feels nice also.

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Sherry said...

It is a beautiful piece of furniture. I have a piece that belonged to my great grandmother that always makes me smile and brings back memories. Thanks for sharing.

dee begg said...

Natalie.

It's beautiful! I'm sure your mom knows it's in good hands and will be lovingly taken care of.

D

Quilt Hollow said...

It is wonderful to see this piece stay in the family for generations to come!

Oklahoma Granny said...

How absolutely stunning! You are so blessed to have such a beautiful piece of furniture but even more, the history and memories behind it. The craftsmanship is truly breathtaking.

Chatty Crone said...

It's really nice - quality. It is also good to have in the kitchen to store things. You can never have enough storage.
sandie

Renna said...

What a treasure to own! It is beautiful, and made all the more so by the knowledge of it's history.

Barb said...

Natalie,
Thank you for following my blog and allowing me to find you! I will be heading over to your Etsy site next.
What a beautiful piece of furniture and a treasure for sure.
Enjoy!
Barb

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is beautiful and meaningful. I know you will enjoy it forever...and then one day, your girls will fight over it. :)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Natalie, your dresser is lovely...how great to have a piece to hold tablecloths and such...great idea!

Ramblin Mama said...

It is beautiful and will give you many years of fond memories. I have my grandmother's old oak kitchen cabinet in my dining room. It's one of those with the roll-top door and pull out enamel counter. It has the old breadbox drawer, complete with the metal slide cover too. One of the original glass canisters is still with it! My grandparents purchased it when they got married in 1910. I remember it in her kitchen and then in my Mom's. There are so many memories attached. Enjoy your new furnishings (and memories).

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

That is beautiful and looks wonderful in your home!!
Kim - It makes me smile too :0)

Lenore said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture and how wonderful that it was passed down in the family....and great that it is functional too.
Thanks for visiting me and leaving your comment.

LDH said...

Hi Natalie!

How nice to meet you! I have perused many of your posts and enjoyed each one. Loved the photos of your sweet girls! You have a lovely blog here full of fun stuff and love of family. Sweet post with your mom and her friends :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

Kindly, ldh

marie said...

Natalie that's a beautiful piece of furniture and what a great place to put. It's nice to have some storage near the dining table!

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Oh what beautiful pieces of history and you get to enjoy them as well. Very special.

Denise Marie said...

Wow, that would make me smile too.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Now that is one gorgeous piece of furniture and you are so very lucky to have it!!
I am also admiring your chairs!!

Debbie