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One Leaf, Many Leaves and A Welsh dresser

10 Nov

Just one leaf on this tree has turned and the others are not far behind.

Further along our walk, along Lovers’ Lane, the leaves were crunchy and delightful to walk through.

We are selling our beautiful Welsh dresser. We want something lighter and lower. The auction house tell us that it is from the time of George lll, an C18 piece but that it is worth little, sadly. It is however a piece full of the richness of memories for all four of us siblings and even our friends who knew it from our parents’ home.

 

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17 responses to “One Leaf, Many Leaves and A Welsh dresser

  1. hudsonhowlet

    November 12, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    The dresser. I have something similar in my shop that is waiting to be refurbished and transformed. You have lived with it along time, and as they say, ‘you can’t take it with you’ if none of your children want it. Some times you have to say good bye to old friends. Cherish the memories.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 13, 2021 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you for your positivity. I will be sad when we wave goodbye but look forward to a good clear out and a new look to the dining room. It’s a shame you can’t have it in your shop. 🙂

       
      • hudsonhowlet

        November 14, 2021 at 1:23 pm

        Oh am going to refurbish it to bathroom vanity in a new addition that is being built on to this old house.

         
  2. artfulcrone

    November 11, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Do what you feel you must, but please think hard on it. That dresser is beautiful for so many reasons!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 12, 2021 at 8:18 pm

      It is beautiful but I do think it’s time for it to go. One of the big reasons is the care it needs. Cornwall is very damp and the oak gets mouldy every Autumn and is very hard work to keep it looking beautiful.

       
  3. utesmile

    November 11, 2021 at 6:22 am

    That dresser is gorgous, but on one side understandable as you have seen it for so long.
    still hard to give up.
    sometimes however you need change.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 12, 2021 at 8:19 pm

      Yes, it is time for a change. I’m excited by the new look the dining room will have – and more wall room for paintings! 🙂

       
  4. Heyjude

    November 11, 2021 at 1:15 am

    That’s a lovely dresser. We got rid of a dresser when we moved, not antique, just a good solid oak one that came in two sections. The problem for us is that oak furniture is very heavy to move and we couldn’t clean behind it so we gave it to a charity. I’m sort of wishing we’d kept it though as the cupboard would have been useful.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 12, 2021 at 8:20 pm

      Heavy to move and very hard to keep looking lovely here in damp Cornwall.

       
      • Heyjude

        November 13, 2021 at 11:13 am

        Yes, the dampness causes havoc to wood.

         
  5. Helen

    November 10, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    You’ll regret it… 😉

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 12, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      I hope not! None of the family want it and I do think it’s time for it to go. One of the big reasons is the care it needs. Cornwall is very damp and the oak gets mouldy every Autumn and is very hard work to keep it looking beautiful.

       
  6. Helen

    November 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    That dresser is fabulous! I don’t know how you can bear to part with it…

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 10, 2021 at 8:05 pm

      Not sure I can really but…..

       
      • nrhatch

        November 11, 2021 at 2:36 am

        Oh, I could never bear to part with that . . . even if I repurposed it to hold other things. It’s gorgeous and it’s got history and sentiment AND a gorgeous patina!

         
        • mybeautfulthings

          November 12, 2021 at 8:20 pm

          I understand but am coming to terms with it going. We’ve been debating for some years now. One of the big reasons is the care it needs. Cornwall is very damp and the oak gets mouldy every Autumn and is very hard work to keep it looking beautiful.

           

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