Pclasp (@admin)
5 months ago

My daughter and her husband have recently moved into a large turn of the century home in a small community. The small town is located half way between the two larger cities where my daughter and her husband work. My daughter a professor at a large university and her husband is a fiscal officer at a large savings and loan. They both make a very good income. They have decided that they want to restore their home to its original state.

The house is in very good condition. The previous owners however did not care for the older home look, so they had remodeled the interior of the home. My daughter and I found pictures that were taken inside the home through the years. These pictures were at the local library as well as the historical society. The original owner had been involved in politics and had done a great deal of entertaining in the home. These social events often included the press so pictures were taken. In one of the photographs we saw that the parlor had been furnished in wicker furniture. It looked lovely because this room faces the gardens and also has patio doors that lead out to the gardens. My daughter decided that she wanted to find wicker furniture to place in that room.

There were also pictures of the dining room. My daughter insisted that the dining table that was featured in the photo was still in the basement level of the home. When they bought the home they agreed that the articles that were in the basement and attic could stay. The items were covered in dust and spider webs. My daughter and I went into the basement and found that the old dining room table was there. When it was replaced as a dining table it was moved into the basement to serve as a supply table. For years canned goods and other things had been stored on the table. My daughter found a furniture refinisher to work on the table. We also found two pieces of the wicker furniture in the basement. It was badly deteriorated, but the furniture refinisher said that he knew of a man that would be able to repair it.

My daughter and her husband have spent two years looking at antique stores and estate sales. They have found six dining room chairs that match the table. They will continue to look for the other four to complete that set. They have found the wicker furniture, but are now looking for retro fabrics for the cushions. The house is an on going project, but it is bringing them a great deal of joy working on it.