My first family heirloom, this dresser belonged to my great-grandparents. It came to me a little worn, well used and in need of a little tlc.
I cleaned and oiled it then replaced the hardware. Now it resides in my bedroom and I feel a wave of joy every time I walk into the room and see it. I'm proud to have this piece of history, our history, in my home.
The workmanship in this simple piece of furniture amazes me. It was certainly built to last, unlike some of the furniture available today. Although it has some nicks and signs of wear, it still is the most beautiful piece I own.