Our History in Antiques – End of the Tour

We’ve had a great response on our antiques tour posts. I think many people like antiques as much as we do. You just can’t beat the sense of history you feel around them and the knowledge that they have been used by generations long gone.

The first piece I’m going to show you has a fun story to it. This large piece came out the kitchen of a local house.

As you can see, it looks rather unfinished at the top as the trim that should be there was removed when this built-in cupboard was pulled out of the house it was built for. Paul and I keep meaning to add a new piece of trim but have never gotten around to it. Also it will take some real work to make the trim match the patina of this old piece and not stand out like a sore thumb.

Anyhow when we bought this very large cupboard, the owners of the house were turning it into a personal care facility for senior citizens and they needed to convert the kitchen into an industrial one capable of feeding many people at once. This piece didn’t fit the design they were changing to so they sold it for a very reasonable price. We snatched it up and used it in our own kitchen for years. Once we did our own kitchen remodel, it was moved to our family room where it now houses my Williraye collection. Years later the house that this piece came out of was sold to a young couple who turned it back into a beautiful single family dwelling. And that young couple is my husband’s younger brother and his wife. So now we have a piece of their house in ours. Luckily, they never wanted the cupboard back!

In one of my previous antique tour posts, I told you I have a soft spot for Victorian pieces of furniture. Here are a few more of our Victorian antiques:

Marble-top Table (Just look at those legs!)

Another Victorian Loveseat

Victorian Chairs

Lastly, here’s a beautiful old oak buffet. I love the ornate doors and must say, they just don’t make them like they used to.

 In case you’re wondering, we do have other, more comfortable looking chairs than the Victorian ones! But these ones are so pretty and are great for those areas where people don’t really tend to sit but just fill space as accent pieces. Also, we did raise three children with these antiques filling our home and being used on a daily basis! Let’s face it…these pieces were built to last.

Thanks for indulging me in my pictorial antique trip. Some day I plan to give you a tour through our home but it will have to wait until spring cleaning is done. There’s way too many dust bunnies to share!!

Thanks for visiting. Please come back soon.

Cathy

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