This week I have something very special to share, as we’ve be given a hand me down, part of our inheritance of sorts and it’s a beautiful family heirloom. My in-laws have updated their bedroom furniture and have decided it’s time to pass down this silky oak dresser.

The dresser once belong to my mother in laws great aunt who used to own a guest house in the gold rush highlands of Victoria. The dresser would now be over a hundred years old by all accounts and still has it’s original glass top.

Ben is so chuffed to have this piece now, and just quietly between all of you and me, I went to check on what he was up to yesterday afternoon and found him fluffing about putting things in drawers and folding and all sorts.
Such significant family heirlooms are always so special to receive and come with their a special energy and history of their own.  

5 thoughts on “Receiving a Family Heirloom…..

  • September 2, 2012 at 9:46 am
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    It's goooorgeous! So, SO gorgeous. May I have it please. Pretty please. I asked nicely.

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  • September 2, 2012 at 9:56 am
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    Oh Trudie! I love it! How wonderful. I love when relatives (or neighbours or anyone for that matter) update their furniture. I'm always happy to take it. I've got a really nice lounge suite just waiting to go into my living room (when I get myself organised). Its not antique but its in really good condiiton and looks new to me. How lovely to be offered a Jacobean suite as well.

    Anne xx

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  • September 2, 2012 at 10:20 am
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    What a privilege, silky oak, how beautiful. You must be so happy! To look at such a lovely piece of history every day, wow! 🙂

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  • September 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm
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    What a beautiful piece of furniture – I hope that it will bring you many happy hours of use !
    Have a great day !
    Me

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