I’m not sure what it is about “old stuff” that captures my attention. Maybe it’s because every piece has its own story to tell. When Stephen and I visit a junk store, antique shop or yard sale looking for finds, I wonder “what did a Mom serve her family from that pitcher?” or “what family memories were created around that table?”
When I look for things to put in the booth, I look for things that appeal to me. Objects that I would enjoy having in my home — that’s what I want to share with people through Heron & Home at Myrtle Jane’s. Sometimes it’s hard to part with things we find!
That’s the case with a special piece we found on a recent hunt. This tailgate is from a 1950s era Ford pickup. I could just see that old black truck cruising slowly down a dirt road with two or three kids sitting on the lowered tailgate, watching the road move past under their bare feet (I have a few of those memories myself).
This tailgate will be a great conversation piece in a family room, a headboard for a little boy’s bed or a back to a cool bench on a front porch. Yep, it was definitely hard to take this to our booth, but I just didn’t have a good spot for it in our home. I hope someone gets a lot of enjoyment out of this piece.
The booth also has one of my favorite pieces to work on in a long time. This farm table with six chairs took a little work to get them where I wanted them, but I was very happy with the outcome. No doubt countless stories have been told around this table. I hope this table will be the center of many more family memories when it finds its new home.
Here are a few new photos from our booth:
Here are a few photos from some recent hunts…
“No, Stephen, put it back…”
Of course, no picking adventure would be complete without Stephen’s “unique” finds. One day, maybe I should let him bring one home.