Generations of Love

Sometimes the best things in life come from other people.  You don’t always know who they are but you can create a story or an image based on evidences left on their discarded belongings.  I once gave a beautiful leather bag to a friend for Christmas and in the card wrote “Someone loved this bag enough to give it a second life and a new adventure, hope you love it too.”  Well, it’s not Christmas, and my birthday is a couple of months away, but today should be a holiday because I found something wonderful: Vintage Teak and Jute patio furniture. 

Teak can last up to 70 years outdoors when untreated and is has been regarded as a symbol of wealth because it can survive generations of love.  This set is treated with teak oil which protects it from UV rays.

Aside from the practical reasons to adore the set, the design is equally amazing.  The rich texture of the jute weave is beautiful and even the love seat has a center support so that both sides have equal swag.    This set will go great on the back patio and will definitely be a conversational spark this summer!  Got to love thrifting!

P.S. when I was unloading the set I noticed the words “go” written on the back of all three in an oil pencil.  The  Sherlock Holmes in me quickly concluded that the original owners had passed away and the children (unattached to beauty) didn’t see the craftsmanship and timeless design; caught up in bigger inheritance battles they hastily scribed the words go on the back and off the set went to the most convenient donation center.  Meanwhile in heaven the loving owners hoped their favorite patio retreat seats would go to someone who would later blog about the glorious find.  And not 10 minutes after the three hit the selling floor did I stumble upon them and gasp!,”What a beautiful patio set!”. 

                                 ………………………..THE END………………………………


About Pepper

Being someone who is actively searching for ways to make what I have better I thought it would be useful to share my talents and discoveries with anyone who is interested. So much of what I do is made from things that are easy to access and are perfect projects to spice up a weekend. In the words of Bernice Fitz-Gibbens "Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there." I hope that you will join me each weekend for a little inspiration and fun.
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