Friday, June 7, 2013

Antiques Can Be Useful and Beautiful

There is a quote I love from William Morris- "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful".  I think this is a great motto for decorating.  We have antiques all over the house.  Some are simply for looks but the best pieces are both beautiful and useful!  Since we don't turn on the ac unless its absolutely necessary, we have fans in most of the rooms.  Some are ceiling fans, some are oscillating and some are antique.  Next to the computer is this old fan that works wonderfully.  It beats a white plastic fan hands down!


  1. Definitely!!! The old metal bladed fans are fair superior to wimpy plastic ones of today... We found an old Sears fan with metal blades at the Swap Shop at the dump (before county gave it over to Goodwill) and it works great!


  2. I love the old fan! It's elegant and beautifully made.