Saturday, May 14, 2022

Recapturing Character

 From Victoria:

The homeowner’s passion for anything with a story to tell is shared by her elder daughter, Kate, who runs an antiques business. Ann rarely goes shopping with specific items in mind. She would rather spend hours browsing until she finds something that really appeals to her, whether it’s a miniature poetry book with a tiny inscription inside the cover, a piece of tapestry, or a plump eiderdown cushion. Ann says she is happy to mix old with new and is not a purist—she just buys what she likes. “I get a lot of pleasure out of discovering things that have provenance and history—objects that have been handled and treasured by someone who perhaps lived more than a hundred years ago,” she says. “In a way, it brings life full circle.” (Read more.)


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