Monday, October 15, 2012
Children Can't Fly...?!
Gotta love window companies and their sense of humour! Here at the Prevost-Meier household, we are presently doing a bit of renovating. There were a couple of windows that we wanted to replace. So Stephen has been busy taking care of these. New windows makes such a difference, especially in a house that is more then 180 years old!
Stephen is always looking for ways to "recycle" wood, continuously on the look out for a recent tree that fell etc. Last year was the year for fallen trees in our neighbourhood! Stephen's right there, with the owner's permission of course, collecting pieces. You can actually say he has a reputation as the neighbourhood "wood collector"! Now they just call him, offering first dibs on what's available! lol
Since last year, he has been busy making these wonderful Windsor chairs for our dinning room.
We have two of these armed Windsor chairs.
We have four of these beauties! They are all really comfortable, which is wonderful as we can just sit around the dinning room table for hours chatting away and our derrieres are not complaining! ;o) He did have them tested before he continued with the carving! ;o)
Now for the story! Anything above the seat is Red Oak, which came from across the street. A huge branch fell during a windy storm and provided the wood for us. As for the seat, it is Box Elder and that comes from a tree that fell at his work place. Anything below the seat is Sugar Maple, a hard wood, which was purchased.
I love that my home is filled with furniture that has a story. Stories are important, as they are the foundation of who we are, passed down from generations to generations. They are our anchor! I don't know about you, but I find that in today's "disposable" world, stories seem to have lost their importance. I like that many of our furniture can be passed down to future generations. They are the "antiques" of the future! ;o)
Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the moment! Cheers!