“Materialism is an identity crisis.” ~ Bryant H. McGill
Decades ago when people purchased “suites of furniture” they were seen as major investments. Passed down through the generations, it was important to the buyer that their furniture carried the name of a top quality manufacturer.
If you’ve read Beth Macy’s book, Factory Man you realize things have changed. Cheap imitations have flooded the market and people have found “tried and true” brands less important because they redecorate more often and often chose price vs. quality.
If I had to I’d fight tooth and nail to keep this item in the family. It’s had a prominent place in all of the homes of my childhood that I posted yesterday as well as in my parents current residence.
It, along with the person whom I associate the antique “deacon’s bench” with, who helped form me into the person I am today, means so much to me in our family story. Unless you read the award-winning book Gift if a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected you’d be hard-pressed to understand why this plank bench holds all sorts of fulfilling feelings from my childhood.
Thanks for visiting. See you tomorrow on All Things Fulfilling when we will be focusing on heirlooms of a different sort. This blog is brought to you by award-winning author Sue Batton Leonard.