Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Sunday linky party-Silver Pennies






Would like to join a new linky party today as Sunlit Sunday is over.
I found this party which looks very interesting to me. I am a senior blogger and don't understand a lot of the new ways of the computer.

But I love blogging and feel welcome here.
My home is what I like to call "nesty." Not a bit like my children's home but I love it and have lots to share.

Artist, crafting, making jewelry are some of my 
interests. 
 
Being the eldest grandchild on both sides of the family I was given lots of antiques by my family and things got a little crowded. Some things have gone to others but most of my valuable things are very old.
This was my maternal grandfather's desk.
My mom had it originally after he died and it came to me after she passed.
It was made especially for him out of oak and not a single nail was used in it.
It is over 100 years old.
The original knob was lost and so it has a glass knob with a screw in it.
Not original of course.
 It sits just inside our foyer and gets the very first ohs and ahs when someone, who likes antiques, sees it.
This was also his chair.
I can see him rocking in it now.
It was stained black with a mahogany stain when my mom got it and she refinished it and stained it to it's beautiful oak state.
 The pillow cover was made for us by a blogger friend in Canada and is the Jones Welsh crest.

Hope all you young folks are not bored by the old things I share, we all have different likes and dislikes. 
It is home to us and our 6 children and 10 grands.


Linking up

8 comments:

Jeanne said...

Hi Peggy, Your post is right up my alley. I love antiques that have been handed down to me. The desk is wonderful and so is the chair. you are blessed to have such wonderful treasures.

Have a wonderful week.
xo,
Jeanne

handmade by amalia said...

That desk is fabulous, Peggy! Lucky you.
Amalia
xo

La Petite Gallery said...

Oh how beautiful. I lost everything in a fire during Hurricane Andrew. I know how important each item is to your heart. Hope you had a great Easter. yvonne

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

These are lovely pieces. The best part is that you have memories and stories to go along with them. Thanks for stopping - patti

Debra Pashkowsky said...

I enjoyed seeing the desk and chair. There is such beauty in preserving the furniture from days gone by.

Anvilcloud said...

I also once had a little desk with a dropdown leaf like that. It wasn't as sturdy and got lost in the shuffle of moving.

Vee said...

I like antiques very much so I enjoyed this post and seeing your grandfather's desk and chair. Is the chair comfortable? it looks as if it would be!

J said...

Beautiful desk and chair! How much more special to have had it belong to a beloved grandfather! I have a few special pieces like that and have instructed my daughters that they are to STAY in the family after I'm gone! I can see the uneasy look on the their faces, but I hope someday they'll understand that we need to keep these people with us always!