This is a continuation of LAST APRIL’s challenge about HEIRLOOMS. When my sister and I cleaned out our parents’ home, we had to make many decisions about what to do with all the stuff. Which things are truly “valuable” and which have only sentiment in their favor? Should we sell it, keep it, or throw it away? To help ensure a future for our family’s heirlooms, I plan to leave a booklet for my daughters telling the stories of what they will inherit one day. (Not TOO soon, I hope!)
is for Nightstands. Mine were probably not manufactured as such, but that is how these three tables are being used.
|Grandma Davis's table|
This one is definitely a lamp table designed for use in a living room. It belonged to my maternal grandmother. Usually it held a lamp, but when my grandmother stopped putting up a Christmas tree, it became the staging area for a small table-top tree.
On the other side of the bed stands this table that came from my grandaunt Violetta Davis Ryan. The drawer makes it useful as a nightstand. In fact, maybe that has always been its intended use.
Another table from Violetta is in a guest room.
I like the lovely carved decoration around the table top. It appears to be some kind of veneer applique. Some of it is missing though. The lamp and doilies belonged to Violetta’s sister Velma Davis Woodring.
None of these tables are in the best of shape, but they earn their keep every day.
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