Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Finn


Hello, Dear Ones!
Well, here I am again showing you a piece of  my Mother's furniture that we brought home instead of placing it in storage because it's very important to her and to me.
 Meet 'The Finn'!
Do you see the top of this piece with the mirror?
Well this is the top of an olden pump organ that belonged to my Daddy's parents.
I don't have a clue what happened to the bottom half with the keys and pedals.

 
I think the carving is so nice, don't you?
Well, my grandparents gave the top to my Daddy when he and my Mother married and they kept it forever.When my Daddy passed away 16 years ago, Mother had the bottom part made.


She commissioned a friend to build the bottom and his last name was Finn so that's why I named her 'The Finn' for Mother. The top is oak and he built the bottom out of oak too. 
I think he did a great job on matching the stain.
Mr. Finn is in Heaven with my Daddy now.

Here's the little wooden motif he added to the doors.

 See the beveled edge on the mirror?
Sweet!
I'm thrilled to have this in my home and we placed it on the sun porch.

 I had a hard time decorating it though.
I didn't know what to put on that narrow little shelf.
My Mother had poked all kinds of tiny things there.

 So I poked some little books on the shelf and then placed some greens on top.

 Then on the top of the bottom piece I poked these things.

 Here's the other side.
 Any suggestions on how to fiddle with this piece, I'd appreciate it.
I had always intended to paint the frame on that picture white that's hanging above the Finn
 and now I'm kinda glad I left it golden.
I think it looks pretty nice with The Finn.
Oh, I forgot to show you what I poked inside The Finn.
Guess what's in there?
Give up?
Dishes!! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Every Thing I Own

You sheltered me from harm.
Kept me warm, kept me warm
You gave my life to me
Set me free, Set me free
The finest years I ever knew
were all the years I had with you

I would give anything I own,
Give up my life, my heart, my home.
I would give everything I own,
just to have you back again.

You taught me how to love,
What it's all, what it's all.
You never said too much,
but still you showed the way,
and I knew from watching you.
Nobody else could ever know
the part of me that can't let go.

I would give anything I own,
Give up my life, my heart, my home.
I would give everything I own
Just to have you back again.

Is there someone you know,
you're loving them so,
but taking them all for granted.
You may lose them one day,
someone takes them away,
and they don't hear the words you long to say

I would give anything I own,
Give up my life, my heart, my home.
I would give everything I own
Just to have you back again.
Just to touch you once again
~ sung by Bread