I’ve met a lot of great people since beginning this blog in 2011. Some are other vendors, antique dealers, antique lovers, furniture refinishers, photographers, interior designers, you name it! But my favorite people are the ones that come to me with a story to tell. I’ve heard a lot of them, but today’s story goes to show how you never know what might happen when you put it all out there.
A few weeks ago, on Saturday, September 13, I was in the store and the day was going along just like any other. There were quite a few people in the store, but I saw a couple come in out of the corner of my eye and they were smiling a lot and talking and hanging around the front of the store. They waited until I was free and approached the counter. They introduced themselves and proceeded to tell me that the sign we had hanging in the front of our store belonged to this nice gentleman’s grandfather’s business. It was the Maierle Furniture sign! Some of you may recall the sign from our last location:
Maierle (pronounced meyer-lee, I was told) Furniture was a furniture making and upholstery company based in Milwaukee at 1028 South 5th Street:
Apparently, his uncles and father used to work there also. They proceeded to tell me stories of how the men used to put the upholstery tacks in their mouths, spit them out and pound them into hold the fabric on. I can’t imagine putting a bunch of upholstery tacks in my mouth as I’m using them. Talk about an accident waiting to happen! They didn’t have staplers and fancy electrical equipment back then, so manually was how it was done. Tack by tack.
Mark and Sherry, now standing before me in our store, said that they saw the sign on Pinterest that week and followed the link to my blog and drove up from Milwaukee just to see the sign. Isn’t that incredible? They also said that they had come to purchase it but didn’t realize how large it is. It’s 10 feet wide by 4 feet high so it’s not a small sign, by any means. Just ask the hubby how large it is considering he’s had to take it down and hang it twice now! I told them that it was for decoration and not for sale to anyone else but them, if they decided at any point to return to buy it.
One of the reasons I love antiques so much is because of the history they hold. I always wonder what stories the item would tell if it could talk. Maybe typing that out loud makes you think I’m crazy, but it’s wonderful to think of where each item has been and what it may have meant to someone. It’s really incredible when you learn the real story. I’m so thankful they came and shared it with me.
P.S. All Acrylic Furniture Paint is being closed out at a rock bottom price of $28.00 per quart and we’re still running FREE SHIPPING on all items in our online shop through tomorrow, October 1, 2014!
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