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Some of the Things Our Grandmothers May Have Had

Many of us have attachments to the types of furniture that graced our grandparents homes long, long ago. Many pieces that we now consider antique were actually mass-produced in the great furniture centers of Cincinnati, Grand Rapids, Chicago and many others. Many spanned that time between Eastlake and Mission or Arts and Crafts. Many pieces were oak. There were wonderful bow front glass china cabinets, lawyers or barristers book cases that could be easily taken apart and reassembled, pedestal dining tables, all kinds of combination furniture, roll-top desks. The list goes on and on.

We remember, too, the quilts that graced beds with high headboards, or maybe they were iron beds that could be moved to a porch in summer. We remember so many things….

Here are just a few from our readers. Thanks go to Lucy, Susan, Diane, and Phyllis for sharing them with us. They may remind you, too, of days gone by.

from: Lucy Thompson: “My china, I love it. Houses some of my victorian majolica collection, at Christmas time it usually becomes stage for my many bears.”

from: Susan Brown Neal: “My husband surprised me with this beautiful piece of furniture one day, after he had visited an antique shop in a small town close to where we live. The lady who worked there said it had belonged to the Ayer of the Standerd Candy Co.(Goo Goo Candy Clusters) She told him the name of it but he had forgotten what she had said it was. I have never seen another like it. Do you know what this piece is called”

We call them “side by side secretary desks”. This one looks unusually well-made!

from: Diane DuVall: “This is a book case my father in law got out of a old office building in the port of Los Angles thay were going to tear down in the 70 ds!”

from: Phyllis Meacham Williams: “A photo from Phyllis”

SunBonnet Sue!

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