Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The armoire

I redecorated the armoire in the living room
 over the weekend because I needed some 
extra space in the kitchen.

I love this piece of furniture so much! 
It used to be in one of the bedrooms in the
 old farmhouse where my husband grew up.
 We had the local carpenter put shelves 
in it so we could use it in the living room
 (my mother-in-law was surprised when
 she first saw it, but I think she loved it).

As you can see in the first photo it was made in 1856.
 I only recently realized that this was the 
same year that my great-grandfather was born.
 He died in 1938, almost 80 years ago, 
and this piece of furniture is still standing
 strong after all these years.
 That's amazing isn't it 
(and a little frightening maybe)!?