Thursday, May 29, 2008

the life of objects

Granny's dresser
bunk beds with polka dots
old horse
on the porch
evening

I got a nice comment yesterday from Bohemian Girl (go check out her blog here, I promise you will like it!) about the life of objects and how they live on after their original owners, to be passed on to new owners and take on a new life. I really like to think about where objects have been, and who they have lived with. The dresser in the top photo belonged to my mother-in-law's family. It's hard to open and close the drawers, but it has so much character we can't part with it. And the horse doorstop has been living in the little house forever...not sure who owned it originally, but it's one of my favorite things.

There are the most beautiful photos here. You probably read Hannna's blog anyway, but just in case, you don't want to miss these!

And give Ester a visit too. She's in Italy. I think you will like her blog. I do.

Happy Thursday, and thanks as always for your lovely comments. I sure do appreciate them!

10 comments:

Stardust said...

I like those polka dotted bunkbeds, plus that little lovely horse, too. You really do have a beautiful sanctuary there!

Min verden said...

Hi! I really liked your front step planting. I discover that women are pretty much the same all over the world - don't you think? Have a nice weekend. Hanne

andrea tachezy said...

As you know, Jill I love the old things too and they are almost everywhere in our flat. I like their history, have to think about the hands, which touched them. I really like the things your are showing, but the old horse is my favourite.
And Jill, thank you very much for the comment you left me about the old and artists book. I am sure I will ask you one day some questions.

karina said...

I love the old horse!

Mrs.French said...

I love this little house so much...everything that is in there is wonderful. Each piece is more wonderful because there is a story behind it. Your words fit the photos beautifully and the links! I had not heard of any of these blogs and now love them all.

ester said...

thank you for your mentioning in your post! i love old things i have many in my house, i love them because they have their own secon life inside, i can feel it, it's like the previous owner had left something on the object! and of course i love recycle too!!!!
i love the horse but i'm really in love of your white closet!!!!

Esti said...

I like to think that I'm not very attached to furniture... But I see how my gramma is. I guess her furniture brings a lot more memories to her than mine does to me :)

Jill said...

Hanne, thanks for visiting! I see from your blog that you are an amazing gardener! And, yes...women are pretty much the same, I think, that's something really nice I've discovered through blogging :)

Your're welcome Andrea! Anytime. I thought you might like that horse :)

Ester, you're really welcome. I felt such a connection when I visited your blog, seeing all your wonderful family pictures.

Esti, it's not a bad thing to be unattatched to furniture...quite freeing actually not having to be tied down to things!

Thanks for visiting the little house Stardust, Karina, and Mrs. French. I like the fact that you all liked the horse too...now I will smile more when I walk past him.

artycho said...

Lovely pictures the polka dots covers, the porch...what a relaxing place it seams to be!

Gracia said...

Bugs aside, it still looks idyllic to me. Have fun, g