I inherited this antique buffet from my parents years ago, but I had to wait until I had a house with a dining room until they actually released it to my hands. My mother named the buffet Evelyn, after the woman she inherited it from.
When my mother was a child, her and my grandmother used to have tea once a week with a woman named Evelyn. Evelyn and my grandmother had worked together at the Quaker Lace Company in Philadelphia. Evelyn inherited the buffet from her parents who were missionaries in the Dakotas somewhere. All through my mother’s teens, she admired Evelyn’s buffet, wistfully thinking about owning beautiful pieces of furniture some day. Evelyn never got married and when she was older and could no longer care for herself, she moved in with a friend and gave the buffet to my mother.
The buffet was made by Martin Furniture Company in Hickory, N.C.
Evelyn is now home to my linens and booze. With a fresh coat of Old English and Evelyn looks just as fantastic as she did when my mother inherited her. Hubster was never a fan of antique furniture, but I think I’m wearing off on him. Afterall, they don’t make furniture with detail like these anymore.
Now that Evelyn is home, we’re one step closer to revealing our first room reveal.
Do you own any antique furniture?