This summer we added a few new accusations to our furniture collection. Usually these just end up being instagramed, but a few are so special the deserve a little more notoriety.
This weekend, my grandparents sent us home with a real treasure. Their framed Lincoln assassination newspaper has been hanging in their den for as long as I can remember. I have always admired it. After dinner on Labor Day they put it in the trunk of our car. By my understanding, it is actually a reprint from a few years after the assassination. Regardless, it’s a pretty special piece and is now in our dining room.
Near our home is a consignment store that specializes in furniture and home decor. Every month a piece sits in their showroom the price decreases. Each piece has a tag that displays the dates of the discounts. Jared and I stop in every so often to see what’s new and check on pieces we have our eye on. This spring we spotted this mid-century cedar trunk. We kept an eye on it, knowing it would be at it’s lowest price in August. One day at work, Jared’s mom surprised us with the trunk as an early anniversary gift.
It’s the perfect size to go over the intake floor vent in the dining room floor. We are using it to hold linens, blankets and spare towels. I love the brass hardware and dovetail joints.
It gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling to know that both of these pieces will travel with us and always be a part of our home. Maybe someday our grandkids will admire the paper and ask curious questions about where we got it.
This is the first real decorating I have done in our dining room since we painted. We are still on the hunt for a new dining set, but haven’t run across the right table yet. I’m also looking for some curtains for that window. I would love a floor length pattern there. A new rug in on the agenda as well.
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