June at Laughing with Angels had a lovely post today and it made me think of my old treasures. It also made me think about the difference between people who love other peoples old things and people who don't.
My husband just shakes his head when I bring some new/old treasure into the house. He'd much rather have something new, clean, nobody else's. Of course we're exact opposites but he usually! goes along with it. Such was the case of these light fixtures I found at a garage sale. They replace the ones which we hastily bought and put up and I knew in my heart I'd find the right ones someday. These were the right ones.
Same thing with the chandelier over the dining table. I brought it home from our store when we closed and finally convinced him to put it up. He totally rewired it (all old fixtures should be gone through, the wiring is not safe) and put it up. We both love it.
Our little house is over 100 years old. It likes old things. Thank you, June, for reminding me of how dear these things are. Diane