Sunday, September 13, 2015

Furniture and such like


In early summer, I planted up these pots beside the garden bench from cuttings I'd taken from other pelargoniums. Spot the rogue plant. I should label my pots of cuttings.



The pink really doesn't go with the red - even though the red isn't actually quite so scarlet as it looks here. My aesthetic sense (such as it is) is offended by my mistake.


In other furniture news - not news at all really, since I've mentioned this before - it's pictures like this that make me mildly embarrassed by the ancientness of our tables and chairs. This table - bought in 1975 at a junk shop for £4 - makes an excellent (pretend) boat when required. The little chair behind it belonged to the infant Sunday school class at our church and used to house my infant behind. The coffee table behind that was given to my grandfather about 1980 by a friend who'd bought it at auction and then changed her mind; Grandpa didn't want it so we took it. We thought it would be useful till we got something better. And the chair in the top left hand corner used to sit in my grandparents' sitting room. We gave it a home when my granny died and my grandpa came to live with my parents. It's of great sentimental value but since I remember it all my life and it certainly wasn't new in my childhood, it's not of any monetary value.

But I guess we'll just keep them all. They've become old friends.

11 comments:

  1. I remember playing in upside down tables too! Swallows and Amazons.

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  2. That's the best kind of furniture.

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  3. Most of my best beloved furniture has a similar provenance.....And the chair in your upper left corner is very like a loveseat that was in my grandmother's living room and which now lives with my younger brother and his family. And many things keep moving on through our family! I love this continuity!

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  4. Yet you have wonderful stories and memories for all the furniture and they are worth more than any amount of money!! A chair that can be a boat is priceless. :)

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  5. Every one of those pieces of furniture tells its own interesting story!

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  6. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT ALLOWED TO GET RID OF ANY OF THESE. We promise to politely divide them upon your demise. Love you, D2 xxx

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  7. Hahaha -- D2 is too funny. I wouldn't let you get rid of any of them either. The memories are far more important than having something new and shiny, imho. And, isn't D2 just so sweet -- how reassuring to know that your things will have a home when the time comes!

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  8. I love your new header, the colour is wonderful.

    As for furniture, the only thing I bought new for may apartment was my bed and that is now twenty two years old. Furniture with history is special, enjoy it.

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  9. It's precisely these items that give a home its charm and character. Also, they are pretty much grandchild-proof.

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  10. I never think old furniture like that is embarrassing.

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  11. How wonderful to have such beautifully sentimental furniture - lovely to treasures and remember.

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