4.24.2014

The Love of Old


So, when I was getting ready to do this blog post, I plugged in my camera to my computer. And nothing came up. Why? Because I forgot to take pictures while I was at the store this past week. The pictures I have up today are from my home. Just about everything in it has come from Country Roads!


This old harvest table was the first country primitive piece of furniture I ever bought. I immediately fell in love with it when I saw it. And the best part, I only paid like $100 for it. My ex-husband, I thought, was going to have a heart attack. He was SO worried that our entire family was going to get lead poisoning from that table that I loved! 


I've always had antiques in my home. And not just to display or look at. I use them as functional pieces of furniture in my daily life.  The coffee table "use" to be a regular size table. I had Bryce cut it down for me. I rarely do that, but it works so well as a coffee table.


Another favorite is my old hanging cupboard. It's got the original paint and square nails. The little phone on the right came from my kids elementary school when they were little. The school was upgrading their phone system and I was lucky to get one of the classroom phones!


I have always, without a doubt, been a sucker for old advertising pieces. For me, they are like paintings and are all over my house.


I use this old industrial cart to store most of my Christmas decorations. Bryce had made a top for the cart which I just noticed is crooked which it usually isn't. 


I try to keep a lot of my "smalls" in cabinets. This old medical cabinet is one of my favorites, and also probably one of the more expensive pieces I've  ever bought. It has my old vintage shaving collection inside.


 I will confess, this old cabinet was a bit pricey too. But there are some pieces, or antiques I should say, that I would never, ever part with. And this is one of them. It's in my bedroom with all my Hawaiian stuff. I have always loved the beach, and still do. My bedroom is filled with this stuff.


Also in my room is the old glider I love so much. Seriously, this is the most comfortable piece of furniture in my home. I got it really cheap, maybe $100 and added the pillows. I have rocked all four of my grandbabies to sleep on this old glider, and still do from time to time.


I enjoy when pieces of furniture are re-purposed. This use to be an old beauty shop chair that my friend Maggie re-covered in a tropical print. Again, another favorite of mine.


And lastly, one of my favorites. My entire family really hate this old primitive cupboard of mine. I've always loved it. It stands a bit crooked and has all kinds of original paint coming through on it.  It was made with square nails. I guess if you are like me, you understand "why" we have a love affair for the old stuff. I swear it calls my name because it knows I will bring it on home. . .  take care.

2 comments:

Marcela para Colorin Colorado said...

I remember when I got to your house I didn't want to leave, it was just like being at CR but worse because everything was already sold!! LOL!!

Eugenia said...


I was just thinking I wish Sue would show her home, again. Thank you thank you. My home is a hodge podge of primitives, cottage and piney stuff. Definitely, have to get whatever it is when the piece calls my name.
xxxooo e