She found it and I headed north and hopefully, Cousin Lena had a treasure trove of family history!
But Janet also said that she had a surprise for me . . . besides the information . . .
And what a surprise it was!!!!
Two sweet old chairs -- I'm not sure of their age but it appears that the back is handcarved and there is also carving on the legs.
The seats are covered in needlepoint -- and I can't think of a better seat covering than needlepoint and I adore the pink roses which are perfect for our bedroom.
She said they were family chairs -- from Cousin Lena who got them from her father, Uncle Eli, who got them from his mother, Elvesa. Or so the story says. Elvesa lived from 1856 to 1936 and was married in 1872. The chairs -- I'm not sure of their age -- but I do treasure them. She told me that she didn't have room for them and knew that I would appreciate them. And she was right.
They replaced . . .
Cousin Grace's Chairs -- or at least two of them that were in our bedroom.
Cousin Grace's chairs are old as well and I think the styles are somewhat similar. Cousin Grace's chairs got moved to . . .
The breakfast room where they replaced
The Duncan Phyfe Chairs that we painted black a few years ago. I like the wooden chairs with the table in the breakfast room because the sideboard is painted black and it's a better contrast I think.
It's Monday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday. It was fun to play "musical chairs" this week when I brought my gift home!!!!
Oh, and the information of Cousin Lena's that I got from Cousin Janet opened doors on my genealogical quest!!!! I'm still whirling from the information I found with the leads I got from Cousin Lena!!!