When we bought this house I became obsessed with finding period furniture. And I mean obsessed. The hubbs is probably shaking his head in affirmation right now. Not a week went by that I didn't see something new that I..ABSOLUTELY...HAD...TO...HAVE....And then he put me on a budget (which I welcome because I am horrible with money...I mean horrible) and let me tell you, you guys, when you are on a budget you double and triple question every decision and think several times before you purchase an item. For example, I went to the architectural warehouse today and left with nothing because did I really love that pair of candelabras at 50% off? Why, yes, I did...but did they really bring me joy?? It's like walking around with a tiny Marie Kondo in my wallet....Anyway...before I was put in said budget I spotted this chair at the Salvation Army. It's not Victorian by any means, it's just a simple, relatively modern recliner but...BUT...look at the upholstery! Cigars and playing cards! I mentioned before, Mr. Minnich (the original owner) used to own a cigar factory, J.W Minnich and Son...and the library in the house was designed with card playing in mind. The shelves and fireplace have card suits carved in them and, we were told, there was a lot of gambling happening in this room, so how could I NOT purchase it?? This chair was meant to be in this house!! (And at less than $20 for a Lane recliner? Yes, please). So, I have come to the conclusion that, if it's meant to be, the right piece will find you...
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History Pills 🎩🎩 🍝🍛 For some people it's already dinner time, for others it is almost... and maybe with a plate made of peppers!! 🌶🌶🌶 And coincidentally, today in 1865 was born Wilbur Lincoln Scoville, the inventor of the "Scoville Scale". Do you know what it is? 🤷♀️🤷♂️ It's a measurement of the spiciness of chili peppers and other spicy foods 🔥🔥🔥 And what will you eat tonight for dinner? 👨🍳👩🍳
We were victorious at the Seely Live Fire Competition and were indeed gilded with the laurels of victory! 🇬🇧 Mr. Lincoln’s Hibernian Horde could not impugn our honour. Six muskets held back the feverish toil of twenty frothing Fenians. We are also grateful the fine gentlemen of Secessia for their steadfast support.
Our marksmanship, rate of fire, manoeuvring, cohesion, and zeal were unsurpassed. Under the tutelage of Serjeant Major Gibbons, the direction of His Lordship, Major, the Lord Rivers, the haberdashery of Pvt. Mellem, the ardor of Pvt. Morgan, the wit of Pvt. Franey, and the fastidiousness Pvt. Strathmann, we carried the day.
Her Majesty condescended to visit our quaint match and thanked her 44th Regiment for their efforts. God Bless Her!
Spectacular, antique, vintage Victorian, silk capelet with bows, mop buckles, and appliques! $124