Saturday, October 13, 2007

For The Love of Old

When I was young, I took a whenever-I-needed-it break in an old storage shed on my parent’s property. With four siblings in the house, it was my private refuge. I would sit in a high-backed desk chair at my grandmother’s petite mahogany drop-front desk, and draw or write with the pencils I had stored in its cubbyholes. Maybe that’s when it started, this love for old furniture. Well, all things old, actually. (Just don’t tell my husband that I love OLD things—he might take it the wrong way!) But the love doesn’t stop there—I also love to hunt out vintage items, and after getting them in my hot little hands, I love to transform them to suit my own style or needs, and then obsess over the fact that I have no room in my house to keep most of them! I love to do a variety of crafts too, most of them inspired by a vintage look.

And so with this blog, I hope to share some of the things that make my heart beat faster, and the projects that make me feel as if I’ve been through a time warp, where I feel no cold, heat, hunger or passing of time as I work. And because it’s such a big part of my life, maybe a peek now and then at what’s going on at the shop. Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments or just to let me know when I’ve had too much to think!

And what was the fate of that drop-front desk I used to daydream upon? It traveled east to central Louisiana, where it now sits in my oldest sister’s house. (Don’t tell her I said she was OLD either!)

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