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We often suggest bringing in home accessories and furniture into the home that have meaning to you — that have a great story. We feel like this is a great way to create a rich, authentic home filled with interesting items you love. So we're curious, if you've surrounded yourself with things you love, which item have you had the longest?

And most importantly, what is its story? What furniture, art or home accessory have you had the longest amount of time? Is it a family heirloom? A leftover from college? The first "grow-up" furniture purchase you made for your first home? Tell us what it is — but also share the story of how you got it in the comments below!