This home was featured in the New York Times last week and, according to the article, is decorated with antiques and thrift store items. The following statement particularly struck a chord: "Homes are furnished with stories as much as with chairs and end tables, and some of the stories about the contents of this apartment have the charm of novellas." How true! It's far more interesting to have a home filled with pieces that have history. I once bought an old watercolor painting in an antique shop that needed reframing. When I took off the old frame, there was a love note written on the back. Not only is the painting beautiful, that story makes it even more interesting!