Being back in Missouri for a few days has reminded me of several things. First, my Missouri friends are amazing and it has been great to spend time with them. Second, humidity is worse than I remembered. Colorado has made me soft, and I can’t handle the humidity these days. Finally, my mom has awesome taste in furniture. I spent the entire morning walking around my house, identifying several pieces I would love to steal. My apartment in Denver is really too small to fit anything else major, but I still like to dream about the day that I will have a furniture collection that I hope is at least halfway as good as my mom’s.
Mario Chalmers Junior
Door/sewing machine dining room table
Most kids got in trouble for putting their elbows on the table. My brothers and I got in trouble for playing with the antique sewing machine pedal under our dining room table. That’s because our dining room table is a door placed on top of the parts of an antique sewing machine. Seriously.
Stained glass etching
This beautiful dark wood curio cabinet? It’s just hanging out in the back of the family room. Because my mom has so much other awesome furniture that this is just a secondary piece. I really don’t know where all this stuff came from. It’s impressive.
Antique piano book covers
Remember the “Moonlight on the Colorado” piano book cover hanging in my bathroom in Denver? This is the source of the inspiration! My favorite is “Yes We Have No Bananas”.
This is an exciting section for me. I actually do get to take my bedroom furniture when I am someday living somewhere longer than a year. Since right now I am on a yearly apartment rotation, I don’t think I am at a point in my life where I can take care of these pieces. But someday these ARE mine! Thanks Mom.