Monday, March 7, 2011
Then there is this very special hutch , this one has a family history that dates back to the early 1800's when my husbands ancestors came from Scotland and landed in Nova Scotia . These men started a sawmill where they made some furniture from the wood they milled and this hutch was made at that time and it has been passed down through a few generations now . The funny part about this is , well actually it isn't funny at all, we saved this hutch from the landfill , my husband was over helping his great aunt Bessie(his grandfathers sister) , you have heard me talk about her before , well Bessie was doing some renovations to the old homestead and decided she wanted a new modern kitchen and was literally having the whole kitchen gutted . There outside in the pile of debris was the hutch that I had admired so many times ,Bill was horrified and asked her if he could have it rather than see it thrown away . She said if you can get it out of here go ahead I don't want it . So he quickly retrieved it from the huge pile and got it into his truck and took it home . It didn't look quite like this , it was much darker , the varnish had darkened on it so overtime we have cleaned it off and just used Beeswax to preserve it and it has been with us now for over 30 years and has moved a number of times but I always made sure I had a special spot to place it and when we built this house about 6 years ago I designed the kitchen and dining area to accomodate both hutches and I am so glad I did .They are indeed treasures to me . To see more treasures be sure to visit with Melody of the House on the side of the Hill , you will be glad you did. Thanks so much for stopping by .