Yesterday we drove a few hours to a small antique swap meet. It was a beautiful dive through rolling hills spattered with Fall colors. This Fall has not been spectacular, but rather quietly lovely. The wind was blowingwith gusts of 35 MPH so many of the vendors had packed up and were leaving. This, my friends, makes it a great time to bargain and we got some treasures. It was a fun, fun, fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Today was a good day to clean the house since my oldest brother and his wife are coming from CA to visit us.
I am really excited that they are coming. We ususally go to CA and visit everyone at least once a year so family seldom comes here. We get to show them why we love Ohio so much.
As I was dusting my antique hutch, trying to get into all the grooves and spindles, I wondered how many other hands had dusted this particular piece of furniture in it's 100 plus years. Did all the owners love it as much as I do? What were they thinking while they dusted it? Sometimes I wish all old things came with a diary. Oh, and photos of the rooms and families they lived with.
I bought the hutch in The Netherlands when we lived there in the late 80s. It has traveled from there to Westport CT, to Westlake OH, to La Crescenta CA and back here to OHio. I wonder where it will go next.