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What piece will you hopefully never let go?

- 07 Jun 2018 -
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Apologies if this kind of thread exists already, I couldn’t find it. I have found some really lovely pieces over the last few years, but have moved on most of them keeping just the items I have space for and really love. I always regret letting a piece go, but usually use the funds to buy something else! There are a few pieces I know I won’t be letting go though, as I’ve come to see them as part of my household. One such piece is my Wegner J16 ebonised rocking chair. I know they’re still in production and not overly pricey to but second hand. I always thought I would let it go, but recently my newborn and I have spent so much time enjoying each other’s company rocking away that it’s never leaving my possession. Does anyone else have a piece they never want to let go?


What piece will you hopefully never let go?

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- 07 Jun 2018

I'd have to say my Wegner J16 rocker, too--as long as we don't have to count stuff with family connections like my uncle's pottery and glass and my brother's art.

I rocked my grandson in mine and if I'd had it when my kids were babies, I would definitely never, ever get rid of it. (Congrats on yours!)

- 07 Jun 2018

Reamie, well before it seems possible, you will have to let go of that child.

At that point, a chair is just a chair.

- 07 Jun 2018

Beautiful objectworship, wonderful piece. Spanky I was thinking things we’ve acquired ourselves that don’t have a family connection. I have a few inherited pieces that I love and will pass on. I’m hoping my rocker will be my addition to that! Tktoo the growing and changing already surprises me, many years from now while it still will be a chair it will be a chair filled with memories, connections and love.

- 07 Jun 2018

Beautiful objectworship, wonderful piece. Spanky I was thinking things we’ve acquired ourselves that don’t have a family connection. I have a few inherited pieces that I love and will pass on. I’m hoping my rocker will be my addition to that! Tktoo the growing and changing already surprises me, many years from now while it still will be a chair it will be a chair filled with memories, connections and love.

- 08 Jun 2018

Oh, don't get me wrong, Reamie. We also restored a great old rocker to use in the nursery when our first was born and spent untold late night/early morning hours in it cuddling our babies. Those memories are as precious as they come, but they live in me, not in the chair. I like the chair just fine, though. It's functional, sturdy, looks great next to the fireplace, and is supremely comfortable. We'll probably keep it for as long as it fills a need.

Life is complicated enough already without inventing emotional attachment to things ...with the possible exception of my snow blower. I pet that thing every time I go near it.

- 08 Jun 2018

Emotional attachment to one's home and its specifically curated and organized contents is not necessarily unhealthy. It's often a very subjective thing; one person's trash is another's fetish..

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