07.25.2012 / End of an Era {Mini Home Tour}

My parents have lived in the same house for almost 29 years, in the same town they grew up in, in the same town their parents grew up in.  Then both their daughters moved to Massachusetts.  See where this is going?

It’s official.  My parents are moving to MA!  My mom has a job (as an elementary school librarian) starting in the fall, they’ve listed my childhood home (already gotten a few offers), and even put in an offer on a house in between my sister and me.  The pieces are falling into place.

Before they uproot and put their stamp on a new house, I want to showcase some vignettes and vintage treasures surrounding them in the house my sister and I grew up in.

The chair in front was Handy Dad’s $20 brimfield find last year. Looks amazing after being refinished and reupholstered, don’t you think?

They picked up this desk on the side of the road, refinished it and made a new top for it.

Is my personality beginning to make sense?  I think my antiques/DIY gene lay dormant until I had a house of my own to fill.

Another trash to treasure side of the road find.

Mom’s collection of Fiestaware and vintage dishes

I realized when looking at this picture that the bench has evolved in my lifetime. When I was little, there was a heart cutout on the back. I have a feeling my mom commissioned Handy Dad to fashion a new back for it when she got sick of hearts.

Even the finished basement did not escape vintage treasures. This hope chest was my great grandmothers and the mirror is a recent tag sale purchase.

We gave this chair to Mom a few years ago as a mothers day gift. Thanks Craigslist!

My parents are obviously fans of vintage fans. This one has been rewired and is 100% functional. The sewing machine (which is folded down into a compartment under the top) is also 100% functional and operates via foot pedal.

I guess I don’t have to wonder too much where my garden fixation came from

There will certainly be some awesome transformations once they move into a new house.  I’ll be sure to share them all with you!

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