Quick Index Board Index Home FAQ Site Map
|Letter 29: Heartbreak over the furniture.
Written by JulieW
(9/17/2007 3:11 p.m.)
We have thought at times of removing the sideboard, or a Pembroke table, or some other piece of furniture, but, upon the whole, it has ended in thinking that the trouble and risk of the removal would be more than the advantage of having them at a place where everything may be purchased. Pray send your opinion.
So, the furniture has to be sorted for auction:decisions have to be made. Which to save , which to sell.
I find this quite hard to take , especially when you compare it with JA's joyous recpetion of the new Pembroke Table in Letter 25 , which we encountered in our last GR of the Letters.
The tables are come, and give general contentment. I had not expected that they would so perfectly suit the fancy of us all three, or that we should so well agree in the disposition of them; but nothing except their own surface can have been smoother. The two ends put together form one constant table for everything, and the centre piece stands exceedingly well under the glass, and holds a great deal most commodiously, without looking awkwardly. They are both covered with green baize, and send their best love. The Pembroke has got its destination by the sideboard, and my mother has great delight in keeping her money and papers locked up. The little table which used to stand there has most conveniently taken itself off into the best bedroom; and we are now in want only of the chiffonniere, which is neither finished nor come.
Groupread is maintained by Myretta with WebBBS 3.21.