Saturday, May 02, 2015

Family Heirloom

This beautiful dresser that my dad made for my mum umpteen years ago, is now mine. It will eventually be passed down to my youngest daughter, along with the Burleigh Ware Blue Willow dinner set that I bought back in 1973.

The dresser was made from a church pew and other reclaimed timbers. All the carving on the door fronts and panels were done by hand . . . my dad  was very clever. He loved working with timber and made several things for our family over the years, I just wish I had taken photos of them all. I think he was at his happiest when he was creating something with his hands.

The rooster pieces you can see on the right, were given to me by hubby . . . he knows I love roosters!

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