Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke
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Thursday, April 24, 2008


Changes In The Wind has inspired this post on my favorite topic -- HOME.

"Home is where the heart is."
"There is no place like home."

My home is decorated in Early Attic. There is a story that goes with every piece of furniture and every decoration. Sentimental value cannot be insured.

Vintage photographs, gifts from family, treasures uncovered in travel, memories of my childhood and my husband's..

I look at catalogs from IKEA, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn and I enjoy seeing things that mix and match to create an aura of this period of time. However not one item from those catalogs would match the decor in my home.

A favorite story is when my children had friends over and one of the kids ask about a certain piece of furniture. I began a story and my son, in disgust, interrupted with, "Mother is there anything in this house that doesn't have some story connected to it!"

"No son, I don't believe there is."

"I'll bet I can find something here that you won't have a story about."

I took the challenge and we began walking through the house. I had a story about everything he touched.

Finally, out of frustration, he grabbed up a loaf of bread, and said, "Well, you don't have a story to go with this!"

It just so happened my neighbor had been to the store and bought four loaves of bread on special and as a gesture of friendship, had brought me a gift of that loaf of bread.


  1. Love it, love it, love it...if I were closer I would ask to come visit:)

  2. I would ask too, as we have a lot in common. However, I do mix in some modern stuff with my old attic finds and antiques. I really enjoy doing that.

  3. Love it! I also know where everything in my house is from. Most of mine is "early barn." The coffee table, my dresser and bed were all rescued from various barns. I have a ball of twine on my mantle that belonged to great-uncle Herman.
    The bread story is too funny!

  4. Ha, ha, ha!! I have lots of pictures around and various things that have stories connected to them, but NOTHING like yours. I love that even the bread had a story!!

  5. Wow, that sounds like my house. We have furniture that we got from my husbands parents when they moved to Florida and all of our own things. I have a pillow that my Grandmother made and a wall hanging that she did. I think I will take the challange and see if I really do have a story with everything that I It might take me forever.

  6. My house is like that, too. In fact when I buy an antique (not often) I ask for the story behind it. A good antique dealer will always have one.

    I have been going back and reading earlier blogs that I missed. You have been very busy with children and chicks.

    My parrots also leave a fine dust on everything. I didn't realize other birds did this too.

    My site is back up. YAAA!

  7. I love a story. Most of the items in my house come with a story also--the more modern things with a story of my kids behavior on the shopping trip!