I love a Good Story….

I used to frequent Home Goods and Marshalls…a lot…like “the employees knew me by name”lot. I always found something I was eager to bring home…but that eagerness seemed to fade as soon as I walked through the front door.   I never really felt a connection to the pretty pieces and I would go back to replace the item again and again to regain that eagerness. I also donated to a local thrift shop so I am sure someone found a lovely treasure from my over shopping…so not a total loss

It took a while to realize I was looking for more than a pretty piece, I was looking for the story, the history, beyond the piece.  I wanted the real deal vintage…even if it needed to be collected over time as pay checks would allow

Most of my beloved furnishings tell a story of another family…one I can only imagine.  How exciting it was to visit my parent’s home in Philadelphia and help them downsize for their retirement cottage. So many treasures came home with me..treasures with a real connection to my story….my history….let me show you a few favorites. There will be more to come

How delightful are these gorgeous children’s books…my Uncle cherished them in the 1800’s….amazing that they are is perfect condition.


I am so eager to display these vintage Halloween postcards next fall…dated 1908…my Grandmother exchanged them with friends.


Look at this fun tea towel….a gift to my parents…I am making it into a darling pillow



Could this little red painted chair from my childhood be any cuter?


Well yes!…yes it could.

…and I still frequent our local Home Goods and Marshalls. I have a thing for high quality sheets at bargain prices…and shoes.

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