...but my husband was on a mission: pick up the intended items I had found on Ebay Classifieds, pay for the items, and leave.
It was a cat HOUSE. His throat was starting to itch. He was ready to go. The neighborhood was none too friendly. Burned out and graffitied shells of homes dotted the street and landscape.
Across the street, two elderly people sat in rocking chairs on their front porch watching the transaction.
He said it was very surreal, and he felt like he was in the movie Grand Torino. Oops. He's correcting me...GRAN Torino. Guess I know nothing of cars. Or Clint Eastwood movies.
It was one of those towns where you know every single home still standing probably had beautiful old furniture it it just like this one.
With detailed history found in every curve. Where the mirrors are starting to ghost, like this one. Others may say the mirror would need to be replaced. Not me. I felt like I knew her well...even when I just saw her as a blip on the computer screen. She was purchased simultaneously and rode home in tandem with the highboy I posted about earlier.
In neighborhoods such as these, as the older generation disappears the younger one will sell off their possessions for pennies, not understanding, needing, or appreciating the true beauty.
Just a couple of coats of paint and some sanding restores her - to some degree- of regal elegance. Simple fall decor keeps her grounded and whimsical.
Are you nostalgic for old times? These Halloween lovelies were purchased at Homegoods two years ago. They sell a beautiful selection of vintage reproductions for cheap prices that are just too cute to pass up.
If you can't afford real Halloween antiques, as they are hard to come by, stylish repros will still let you dream about the times they must have been aplenty.
My kids are starting to debate about how they will dress up for tricks and treats this year. We are all starting to get into the spirit of fall.
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