Saturday, November 12, 2011

Old Things

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

9 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your home may be old,but it looks so inviting.I would love to visit your home someday.

Pondside said...

You and I are so alike on this! I, too, read June's blog and thought about my love of old things.
Of course I had to study your china cabinet, as I love red and white china!

Laurie said...

It's all so beautiful Diane, I don't think the newer things would look as perfect in your home. These do!

Jane The Booklady said...

Hello Diane, I love the look of your home and I've always yearned for a chanderlier! Thank you for your kind anad loving message on my blog- difficult times. Jane x

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a sweet post, we are twins.....have a great week!

Kit said...

Your chandelier is to die for! I too love old things and I love to find vintage items from Estate Sales and give them new life. (I always like to imagine the person who passed is smiling) My home is filled with oddities and things that make me smile. It is the way a home should be. :) Kit

T's Daily Treasures said...

I would much rather have old things with character and personality than that which is mass produced and lackluster. Your home is lovely and cozy just the way it should be. Blessings, Tammy

June said...

I LOVE your fixtures Diane! Dale goes along with all of this and then when things are done he joking says 'I don't know why you didn't want to do it' :-)
I would love to raid that china cabinet of yours. SO many beautiful things in there.
hugs from here...

Name: Amanda said...

Heidi's right . . . you are twins! xobean