Jesse's favorite design pieces in her house
The stove was my (=Jesse) grandmother's. It's the only stove she ever owned, and I'm (=Jesse) guessing that it must be about 60 years old now. Made of solid cast iron, moving it takes 4 grown men (or one rather small and determined woman, armed with rugs and towels to slide it along on). It still works perfectly, but unfortunately doesn't fit into my kitchen, being wider than most modern stoves. So for now it's in my bedroom, storing socks and hats and scarves. But even if I couldn't find a use for it, I can't imagine ever getting rid of it.
The vase is by Cornelius Lemmer, a maker of quirky, thoughtful, and beautiful furniture and objects. It was given to me by a friend, and sits on my studio mantelpiece, keeping company with a collection of interesting bottles, broken bits of ceramics, and odd photos I've found on walks.
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