Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Some of My Favorite Things

I inherited this lovely old pine chest of drawers with matching mirror
from my grandmother.
When I received it, it had at least ten coats of paint.
Since then, I have had it refinished.
I adore the detail.

And, more detail of the side panels. about those "Dove Tail Joints."

This is a Japanese Wooden Calligraphy Chest.
It was used for holding brushes, ink and paper.
My mom gave it to me
when I graduated from high school.

The hand-forged hardware so beautiful.

I love the two little drawers.
And, how about those wooded square nails!
This box has been a treasure of mine for over fifty years!
If you are wondering why I did this post, you will know when
Happy Times to you~DOGWOOD


Claudia said...

I love your post. I'm so glad you were inspired by my post. The chest of drawers is so lovely and so well made. And the calligraphy chest is beautiful! Both pieces are priceless, aren't they? I firmly believe it is the memories and story behind a piece that make it so precious.


goldenbird said...

Hi Cory! You are fortunate to have inherited such beautiful pieces of furniture. The Japanese Calligraphy Chest is gorgeous and so interesting.

Lori said...

i love the calligraphy chest...i don't think i ever saw one is a lovely piece...thanks for your visit to me...

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Thanks for the visit & the comment!The dresser is beautiful! And that caligraphy chest is awesome...I've neevr seen one!

Teresa Wik- T Pots Pottery said...

I have always loved the chest... remember when I used it as a parking garage for my matchbox cars?!

Jayme said...

Oh I just adore your favorite things! That dresser is fabulous, and that chest, just so wonderful. Love all the detail and craftsmanship! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

I love you favorite things! My favorite is the box with the two little drawers. I would buy that for sure if I saw it for sale:) Headed over to visit Claudia!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wonderful pieces, no wonder they are some of your favorite things.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the caligraphy chest - old furniture has so much soul!

Pearl Maple said...

Great post to celebrate the handiwork of craftspeople, the work they have put into making the best of the wood is beautiful.

Like your kitty avatar photo, cutie.

Rachel said...

Beautiful pieces. You are very lucky to have them. I'm heading to Claudia's blog to see why you posted this (not that it wasn't interesting in its own right, because it was... I'm just curious...)

Woollywotnots said...

Oh I love old chests. Your favourite things are great.