“Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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So it begins, my revelation that I love love love furniture – I’m specifically speaking of furniture that has been in someone else’s home. I have read all about coveting thy neighbors…ya de ya. Yet I consistently find myself daydreaming about the family life and sounds that filled the air when a particular piece meets my eye. I’m actually not specific as to style or vintage, I quote Emerson because I love that he understood that “my” fascination has little to do with age, but rather of a life well lived, naturally. I want to believe that every item created and loved finds a new home. I sense that in a world full of blogs, twitter, texting, and other forms of immediate gratification that repurposed furniture stories can bond people in a way that only necessary items can – a mutual grounding of the I (insert name here) need you and you need me (dining table) sort of relationship.

I look forward to sharing with you my new blogging venture, exploring the depth of my passion for furniture in starting a new consignment business in Santa Barbara. I plan to journal the stories of some pieces, share photographs, try to explain my joy in transitioning them, share my sellers treasured memories, my buyers ideas for their new “friends” and the journey that is my life.