Dear reader… These vintage seed bags have been on my list to write about for a while.
Tyson’s sister sent them to us several years ago and I’ve been dying to turn them into pillows. I think everyone was a little afraid that I might actually destroy them, so popping one in a frame was a nice alternative.
I had grand plans to tell you the story of how Tyson’s family is from Germany and how many of the Mangelsdorf Family immigrated to Missouri. I wanted to tell you how they were farmers and ultimately had their own seed company.
But as I began to take photos of this space, a different story emerged. A story that is the epitome of why I started this blog.
Each piece in this space has a story to tell and you… yes YOU… are now a part of that story.
You were there when we moved the red sofa into this room after buying the Sofa King.
And you were there when we created the sofa table.
And remember the blue glass lamps that I told you about here and that sadly had to be returned?
And then when I found these lamps and I wrote about them here? You were a part of that conversation too.
As much as I still wish we had the shiny blue glass ones, I love that the lamps that we finally decided on have shades that play off the burlap from the seed bag.
Some of the pieces are new to the blog, like these wire baskets that a friend surprised me with when I mentioned that I liked them during a day of shopping together.
But you might recognize the viewfinder in the background that I shared on Instagram.
The antique tractor seat that we hung to round out this vignette is new too. Tyson’s best childhood friend found, cleaned up and applied a custom glaze to it.
I had originally hoped to turn it into a cool bar stool for the studio, but it makes for an interesting pairing with the seed bag.
But if you’re a long time reader you may recognize the key and bird that I bought during a family trip and wrote about here. I think they work perfectly on the decorative shelf.
There are so many memories here.
Seriously… I can’t look at this wall and not think about YOU and the journey that we have been on. You’ve been a part of the evolution of this space and I’m so thankful for your input along the way.
When I began this blog, one of my kids came up with the tagline, “Every Home has a Story and this is Ours.” I thought it was pretty clever, but I had no idea the one day the “Ours” would include you!
Thank you for being a part of our story and here is to the next chapter.