For someone who never laid eyes on Pinterest, my grandma had a Pinterest perfect house with tablescapes and seasonal decorations and all kinds of interesting bric-a-brac. I wanted to take a picture of the milk glass because it's been in this hutch for as long as I can remember, through more houses than I can count. Now that she's gone, I don't know how long the collection will remain together.
She'd buy great antiques, keep them for a little while, then sell those and find neater ones. I could probably learn a lesson from that. Not every piece of furniture has to stay in the family forever. (Just to be clear -- family pieces have stayed in the family. It was the auction and thrift store finds that were temporary.)
How about you? Do your vintage treasures just pass through the house? Or is it like our house where they're absorbed and never allowed to leave?
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