Something Old?

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What is the oldest thing in your home? Is it a family heirloom, passed down through generations? Or something from your childhood that you just can't seem to give up?

Our oldest possession, we think, is this shadow box picture frame, which dates back to the 1870's. We have only had it for a few years, but though there is no family tale behind this small picture frame, it is handled and looked upon with love.

Having something old around puts things in perspective, a reminder of time gone by. It also shows us the importance of creating new things of quality and value, that will endure the years with grace.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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