"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Friday, January 20, 2012
Last week a friend called and said she had been given an antique Windsor chair that needed some gluing and repair. She knew that my hubby has refinished furniture in the past and so she brought it over so that he could assess the damage and see if he was comfortable fixing it. It was an easy fix and by Monday we returned it to her. It was a beautiful chair; I would have taken it in a heartbeat and should have taken a photo of it. When we took it back to her house, she said that her hubby hated this chest and was going to give it to GW. Loving antiques as we do, she offered it to us. The mirror is in bad shape and the chest needs some work too. Initially, I thought it might work in our guest room but the finish doesn't go with the bed-yes I am one of those. We do plan to clean up the top of the chest but for now it is sitting in our family room. Hubby doesn't really care for this piece so I know it won't stay there. Our youngest has already jumped at the chance to have this baby in her home; the only thing I told her is that because it is an antique, it needs to stay finished as it-hinting that paint shouldn't touch it. Yes, we are those types too. I love shabby chic but it is a crime to paint a piece that is in good condition. She loves it just the way it is and will probably end up with it. I don't think our friend will mind as long as it isn't given to GW or another organization. Time will tell.
We had a great sleepover last night; I ended up sleeping in bed with the two girls and it was so windy here that I didn't get my normal good sleep. The grands were picked up around nine o'clock and now we have a pretty laid back day; packing, getting food ready etc. I hope you have a wonderful relaxed weekend.
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 38 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 39 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.