Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A wonderful surprise

My in-laws came for a visit yesterday and arrived with this beautiful antique desk.

I probably never mentioned it here, but I love antiques (and, needless to say, my in-laws.) And this desk made of tiger oak complements perfectly several other oak pieces I already have. It is stunning. Now the trick is to find the ideal spot to display my new treasure...and to post the following warning to my children:
Dear children,
You touch, you won't like what happens next.
I love you,


Andrea said...

That is a beautiful desk! Wow!

Abbie said...

Oh my goodness, that is beautiful! Maybe you should encase it in glass just to be certain there will be no touching! ;)

dave said...

You guys have waaay too many kids to have a desk like that in the house. I should know. My brother and I broke MANY pieces of antique furniture growing up. So, for safekeeping you can drop it off at our house anytime.

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scmom (Barbara) said...

That's a lovely piece. No, children just don't have any appreciation for such things do they? My husband frequently says, "I don't know why we ever thought we could have any nice when we have kids."