I read a list of things every woman should do before they’re 30 years old. One of them was to own a nice piece of furniture that no one else in your family owned first. This got me thinking about our furniture. We’ve got a dining room table from the hero’s sister, two arm chairs from my aunt, a table from my grandparents, a glider from the hero’s grandmother, a flat file from my uncle, patio furniture from the hero’s dad, a side table from my mom, a dresser from the hero’s brother, another arm chair from my parents, a book case from the hero’s grandfather, and a futon from my parents.
We do have a china cabinet from a family friend, technically that counts right?
I actually kind of like having a mishmash of things from our families. It makes me feel like they are here supporting us even when they’re not. I like having the side table that my mom had in her room when she was a kid. And the bookcase that the hero’s grandfather built for his house. I like the history. I feel like it’s similar to having family photos displayed (which we have too). I like the connection to our family.
Do you have any furniture that you treasure from your family?