Sunday, February 19, 2012
A Mansion and An Abbey
We ended up with 11 books, which they were selling for a dollar a piece, including 3 Bobsey Twin novels from the 1930's and an old copy of A.A. Milne's "Now We Are Six." I also picked up a lovely leather bound book about the French Revolution.
We're currently using it to drink tea as we watch Downton Abbey Season 2 on PBS, and the thing is as wide as our stairway so it caused G to laugh at me as I walked sideways up the stairs. He joked that our future maid will need to be at least 6 feet tall to hold it above the railing, and I reminded him that the mansion's stairways are twice as wide so that would be unnecessary.
I think we're headed back in the morning to look at another piece of furniture that I was debating, but was unsure where to put it. Now I've figured out where we want it, so it's just back to discuss and haggle.
Do you love antiques, or do you prefer a more modern look?
P.S. Did I mention the mansion sits on over 8 acres that has walnut and apple trees along with an orchard? I'm imagining pies and wine.
P.P.S. This was written last night before we experienced a power outtage. We went back. We got the piece. It's already in place and beautiful! We've named it Hemingway. Pics to come once the room is more finished.