When I moved to the old farm house about 35 years ago
seems I could not stay warm during the long Winter months.
Every room had a big old drafty fireplace and even though I did
much to bring this home up to date it still seemed drafty to me.
In the addition of a great room with a wood burning stove
seemed this room was the warmest and I still miss that wood fire,
For the first time I bought a goose down comforter.
Oh my it was wonderful and still put it on my bed every Fall.
For many years would just air on the clothesline and once sent out commercially
which I did not like to do. Once was able to fit in my washing machine and hoped
I would not harm the machine or the comforter. Last month when my Jamie made a visit I gave it to her to take home and
wash in her big big machine. It was returned to me yesterday and so wonderfully
clean and when I put it on my bed early this morning realized it is over 30 years old and
still looks like new.
Looks wonderful and on my bed is also a quilt my mother made about 30 or 40 years ago.
Also a wonderful wool Afghan that was purchased from Neiman Marcus in another lifestyle
that is about 40 years old and it was made in Scotland.
So I took an image to share with children and grandchildren
and it represents old comfort to me and also makes the statement that
if it is quality and taken care of it last for many years.
So when it is handed down
hopefully that child or grandchild will care for it in the same way...
Seems like much that is purchased today
is used a while and then discarded.
But you never do this with quality items...