Our Treasured Family Heirlooms, In My Grandparents' House and Now in Mine

Our Treasured Family Heirlooms, In My Grandparents' House and Now in Mine

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Shifrah Combiths
Oct 7, 2017
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I recently wrote about my grandparents' former home in St. Francis Wood of San Francisco. Though the house is no longer in our family, I inherited several pieces of art and furniture that are now part of the backdrop of my own family's stories. Here are some beloved pieces, then and now.

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THEN:

These carved wood nesting tables stood in a black-and-white checkered hallway in their first home. Their Formica tops place them squarely in the era of 1960s furniture.

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NOW:

In my current home, they're awesome for creating extra surface space when my mother and daughter are bopping to Pandora while sewing dolls in the living room.

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THEN:

Placed in the nook of a baby grand piano, this needlepoint tapestry armchair looks right at home.

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NOW:

It currently resides in my husband's office, which could stand a little tidying up. Yes, even Apartment Therapy bloggers who write about cleaning and organizing don't have "perfect" spaces all the time.