Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New, But Old

Scott and I got married in 1996.  I'm not exactly sure of the conversation but I remember my Grandma telling me she wanted to buy us a piece of furniture.  A coffee table for our new living room.

We ended up at a furniture store that happened to carry a brand made in Connecticut called Hitchcock.  I had no idea what Hitchcock furniture was but I loved that coffee table, my Grandma bought it and it's still (of course) in our house.  Now it's in our family room.

It's kinda neat to think that way back when I was 23 I had the same taste in furniture that I do now.

A few years ago Scott and I started talking about a new kitchen table.  And we knew right away that we wanted a Hitchcock one.  Hitchcock furniture was made in one of our favorite towns in Connecticut, Riverton.  (back here) (and here) (and here) In 1818 (in Riverton) the first store was opened and the factory too.  1818. I just love picturing this sweet town in 1818.

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Way back here I talked a little about my love of Hitchcock furniture.

And here is where I took some photos of our new kitchen table back in 2015.

Well since that very day 2 years ago we've dreamed of replacing our dinning room table with a Hitchcock as well. We saved up and we did. It was a glorious day picking our each chair, the table and the cabinet.

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I love the look of the chairs.

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Can you see the shadows of the stars that hang in the window.  I love when the light is just right and they show up on the table.

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Their 'back to school' stars hang here.

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This is what Hitchcock is famous for, mostly.  The design on the chairs.  These original chairs are perfectly restored.  (and make my heart skip a beat)

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Now, we originally decided to purchase just the buffet (the bottom piece) but as soon as they place the buffet in my house I KNEW that the top cabinet we missing and the room just cried out for it (well maybe it was just me, but I thought I could hear the room too)

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Famous for details

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And the stamp that all Hitchcock chairs have on them from all of those years ago.  Riverton was once (in 1818) called "Hitchcockville" And CONN was once the abbreviation for Connecticut before CT I adore all of those bits of history in my home.

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The best part was after Thanksgiving, trying out all of my stemware and goblets in the cabinet.  It was the best kind of playing house there is.

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Although I don't like 'sets' like I used to (I love individual antique dishes) I loved having less in my china cabinet as I added the crystal to the Hitchcock in the room.

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Playing around with my wedding china

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and silver... can this day last forever?

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Right now I only have the glasses that I love 'moved in'. Now that it's Christmastime I can add some pieces that make me Christmas happy.

I know it's furniture but I know that it will be a treasure for years to come. To hold holidays on, to chat around, and just to enjoy. Now what's next Hitchcock in my home? ahhhhh


  1. It's so pretty Tara and the writing behind the chair.....Gorgeous!!!

  2. Oh Tara!
    I LOVE it!!!!!
    It is absolutely you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It fits in your home as if it were waiting to be there.
    I am so happy for you.
    I see years and years of happy meals and visits in that lovely room. : )

  3. i love your new table and chairs Tara! The detail on the chair are just beautiful. This will definitely be a family table you will cherish for years to come. I have several pieces of furniture in my house that were in both my grandparents homes. I have a dresser that is my living room that my grandparents had in their guest Room that my sister and I would sleep in when we visited them.