Writing about long-lasting furniture yesterday made us think about some of the old standbys in our own home. Since we have a lot of thrift-store purchases, we're not sure which is the oldest, but this deco desk has been with us for a while. We got it as a teenager at an antique shop, and it was one of the first pieces of furniture we ever picked out ourselves. (The chair belonged to my husband's grandfather.) Let us know your oldest standbys in the comments below. The desk started out as a regular desk, then became our landing strip, and was recently reborn as our sewing table. It needs a little work (like most things in our home) but we love it and can't imagine parting with it.