Sunday, June 19, 2011

Visiting Old Friends...

I delivered a Folk Art Weather Vane, to my Pal, Allyson....last night...she prepared an amazing supper for us, and her Darling Sis, Bethany.... We sat at the Awesome Table, that I had sold her, several years back....I had found the base, in La Porte City, Iowa, from friend, Dave....It was a Pool Table Base...old...dry.... sea foam green....paint.... It's from the last quarter of the 19th century...{1870's or so...} I knew if John worked on it...he could make an amazing Harvest type Table...I also knew Allyson had been looking.... she had dibs...Several folks, were in line, behind her, if she passed...as each of them saw it, in progress....But...Allyson Loved it....we found some wonderful Old Pressed Back Chairs...in Original Finish....miss matched... It all looks like it has been there forever...
I strolled through her home... and visited the many...many wonderful Cupboards...that once were in my hands... it was Grand...
 tho... I see...Those Old Darlings...don't 'come again'....as I so thought they would.... Amazing...Amazing...some could be Museum Pieces....so Original...so, very Old...
Why is it...I never see how amazing something is...until it's gone.... ? and am always so sure...there will be another...as I walk away, from a most amazing treasure...?
Maybe...I just keep telling myself that... because.... I can't keep them all...and..there are always so many obligations... and to dwell on the loss...well...
no wonder I drink Martinis...
Love to Ya...
Barb C.
{I will say...These Old Friends...couldn't have found a Better Home....Allyson Loves Them! She saw the Beauty in Them...Years before Everyone was Clamoring to Own Them...I told her that...when she bought the first one...so many years ago...{that is still my favorite...} We Both have...a True Love... for Iowa Farmhouse Style... {Sigh....}

2 comments:

Betty G said...

Very cool table! Old friends-whether they be old treasures lovingly admired and then given to others or the human kind--precious! Makes life worth living! This photo is an inspiration as I have my Grandma's old table and two of my great grandpa's old chairs. I love the mismatched look here. It goes together-like old friends-a perfect fit! Love to you~Betty

simplyiowa said...

Hey...Sweet Betty!
Soooo Good to Hear from You!!! I was just thinkin' about you....just before I rec'd your comment...Strange...
It must have just been, Time...to say...Hey!
I hope all is well with you...and yours...
Love to You...Sweet Pea!
Barb C.