“fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents’ pots and pans — the used things, warm with generations of human touch…essential to a human landscape.”  –  susan sontag

i love old things, old houses and the histories known or imagined in them.  i count myself among the fortunate to know so many like-minded folk, who’d prefer grandma’s apron to a new one, her rocking chair which whispers a thousand stories with each gentle push.