Look! Passed Down Furniture

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This is my favorite credenza. Not because it's the hot mid century style of the moment but because it's from my grandmother. She had this sideboard in her living room for my whole life filled with records and tapes and all of her art books on top. When she died last year I inherited it. Even the smell of it reminds me of of the times we spent in her house together. It's a real treat in this modern age of mfd furniture to have a real heirloom with a history I can remember.

It got me to thinking though: I inherited more than just this sideboard from my grandmother but that's because she lived in LA and it was easy for me to take things home (not so easy for my cousins in Alaska). But we also had to get rid of a lot too.

How many of you have passed-down furniture that you adore? Have you gone to great lengths to get it home? Do you even like the furniture in your family or is it good riddance?

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