When we purchased our 1924 home from Mrs. Bailie in 2005 she had this lovely Victorian Settee & Chair that had been in her Family in England since 1850. She was selling some of her furniture but of course was taking this set along with her to her new home. She was a fascinating women 84 years young and had become a Doctor of Medicine in her 20`s. We were told she never practiced medicine as she had met the love of her life and decided to give up her career in Medicine and raise their Family. They had lived in the home we purchased from 1958-2005 and made many happy memories I am sure.
Last Fall for some reason I kept thinking of Mrs. Bailie and wondering how she was doing in her new home. We found out sortly after that Mrs. Bailie had passed away. I kept thinking about her life in our Home and how lovely the Settee & chair would have looked in our sitting room. I opened our Saturday newspaper and there in the classified section was the Victorian set for sale..My heart sang with joy!
As soon as we had it placed in the sitting room I just sat and smiled at it knowing Mrs. Bailie somehow wanted us to have this back in her Family home she loved so much.