I love a good story and I love history. I think it is my love of the past that draws me to old furniture. Where a piece comes from, who has touched it and where it has been all draw me into the story of a piece even before I touch it.
Often when I am painting a piece I imagine who might have used it or where it has been, but rarely do I actually know its history. I always find myself longing to know the story of a piece and that desire has inspired a new series that is starting next week called Furniture Stories. Furniture Stories will tell the story of each piece, why it is so special and about the memories it holds.
To begin the Furniture Stories series, one of my very oldest and dearest friends, who is a writer, has graciously offered to share the stories behind some of the pieces I have recreated for her.
I can’t wait until next week when she will begin to tell the history of her pieces! Be sure to join us and I assure you, you will not be disappointed!