Ellen Richardson, a graphic designer and Pleasant Plains resident, recently took her Craigslist hunting skills to the next level with the launch of her blog, Listed District. Listed District offers daily DC Craigslist findings of everything from Mid-Century and Industrial furniture, to bikes and the utterly strange. Every week Ellen is going to share a roundup of some Phenomenal Finds with PoPville.
“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
Welcome to another one of those fridays that don’t involve a theme – there were just too many random, wonderful things available!
I’m writing this post from my hometown in Alabama, I’ve come home for a family picnic to be held on our farm in rural south Tennessee. Our family has been on this farm, which at its peak of operation boasted 1400 acres, for over 100 years. Tomorrow’s picnic will be nothing short of epic, a gathering of the last generation (my grandfather and his siblings/cousins) to actually live as a family on the farm during traditional operation. My cousins estimate that at least 100 relatives will gather on the site of the old “Homeplace,” long ago destroyed by a tornado, to share the oral history of The Farm and take tours led by those who know The Farm best.
Few people can point to an exact location on a map with such pride, a point from which they can trace their origins – a place that they are still welcome to visit whenever they want. I’ve always known that this sense of place attributed to my love of history and “old stuff” – I’m in love with the stories that I’ll never know, the mysterious origins of an object that are lost forever. Tomorrow at The Farm, I’ll remember my own origins – and perhaps come back with a few of those forgotten stories.
Finds after the jump.
$250 – L-Shaped Orange Danish Sofa