Tuesday, November 08, 2011

If these walls could talk...

My home was built in 1971.  There is nothing special about my walls.  Their construction and their history is pretty mundane.  But the walls in the photos below have a story to tell that begins well before the Nixon administration.  If these walls could talk, I wonder what they'd say.

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9 comments:

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

So fun to think about. I'm sure those walls have witnessed some pretty interesting things!

Chelsea said...

These pictures are incredible. I love them. I am in a pretty new construction, I'm sure these walls would ask me to dust more. xo

Emily said...

You find the best rooms!
My walls are too new to talk too!

anita said...

love these rooms.
i bet your walls have some things to say....
i bet they could talk about new year's eve 1975....
;)

La Maison Boheme said...

Oooh - Anita, I bet you're right. See? A lot can happen in 30 years.

Karri said...

Beautiful! I read a memoir about a couple who bought an old home in the Italian countryside, and when they started scrubbing the 18" thick walls to repaint them, they uncovered a renaissance era fresco. Can you imagine?? *dreamy sigh*

Barbara said...

Wonderful rooms, so full of history and character. I must have that plum settee in the first photo!

Ann said...

I still haven't decided if I could actually live with "rough luxe" walls. They look cool, but I think after a while, I'd want to finish scraping them and start again. Am I the only one?

Miranda said...

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Au contraire! What's special about your walls is the people whose lives they surround.

But yes, I take your point. I've often wished that my home's 200- year-old walls could talk, or -- even better -- that I could time-travel just for a few minutes to see and hear what went on in these old rooms. Then again, perhaps it's best left to one's imagination!