Life in Old South Central Alabama

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South of Birmingham, Alabama, United States
I am an antique trader in central Alabama....I love old houses... My log home was built in 1817 by my ancestors Benjamin and Hannah Harless Wilson .............. Outside the house are herb gardens and lots of pass-along plants................ No one in Alabama is in a hurry about anything......... Visitors think that the garden needs weeding and the furniture needs polishing....I am a direct descendant of Joseph Towne, whose two sisters Rebecca Towne Nurse and Mary Towne Easty were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 as witches. I am also a direct descendant of Pocahontas and husband John Rolfe.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Leather chairs help the front room

I had these leather chairs at the antique shop. They were manufactured in North Carolina by Hancock and Moore. I decided to bring them home.   In front of them is a dovetailed New England dough box topped with some large bowls.  The rug is one I bought in the Alabama Black Belt because of the mustard color.  Facing the chairs on the other side of the dough box is an early church pew in pine with square nails.  On the right you can see my primitive doll house on an 1830 chest. In front of the window is a wicker doll buggy with a little Christmas tree inside. 

In front is a mule chest from New Jersey.  Next to it is a desk made of tiger maple. 

The pine corner cupboard is also an Alabama original ca. 1840. 

The little brown ca. 1850 step-back came from Chilton County, Alabama.   The blue pie safe was made in Selma. 


  1. Hi Marshel,
    Your leather chairs look good with the blue pie safe. It's so much fun to look at all of your wonderful pieces! I like your area rug too!
    Have a great day,

  2. I don't know how I missed this post.i love the leather chair the mustard rug and those wood bowls which I am looking for now
    I want a big one or long dough bowl