Drums and Treen

18 Nov

Now that the dresser has gone, we are discovering treasures not seen for some time or hidden in the clutter. These beautiful African drums belong to our son and are ‘being looked after.’

We love the magic of this little wooden item, candlesticks in their own container.  Treen is a generic name for small handmade functional household objects made of wood. 

My Mum loved auctions and bought these candlesticks at one. I think she would be happy that the dresser we have all loved for 60 years is now in the auction house in Truro which she used to visit week after week, finding treasures and ‘yards of books’ amongst which there were sometimes treasures too.  Another family will love the dresser in due course. What history there is in that piece, giving pleasure to people for 400 years!  Time to move on.


Posted by on November 18, 2021 in Photography, Uncategorized


6 responses to “Drums and Treen

  1. commonprose

    November 19, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    It’s impressive how you’ve managed–emotionally–to part with these cherished items. Also impressed with you much you’re accomplishing with your “sorting.”

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 21, 2021 at 6:44 pm

      It has surprised me how easy I have found it and how it is leading me to move other pieces on. 🙂

  2. nrhatch

    November 19, 2021 at 4:07 am

    You’re brave to part with it . . . but correct about another family loving it!

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 19, 2021 at 12:32 pm

      I actually feel better for it being gone. It had become an albatross and it has released something in me that is ready for a lots more de-cluttering! 🙂

  3. Heyjude

    November 19, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Those drums are fabulous. I brought a drum back from Zim for my son, only to discover some months later that it had some kind of woodworm in it. I quickly disposed of it and crossed fingers that the insect hadn’t got into my wooden floors!

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 21, 2021 at 6:51 pm

      They are very lovely but they do add to our clutter! 🙂


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