Furniture with a little patina can be very child-friendly, despite what some may think. "I always tell my clients, 'That antique has been around 200 years—kids aren't going to hurt it,'" Williams says. "Actually, it's the really new, spray-lacquered furniture that's a lot harder to have around kids. One scuff from a toy truck on an antique just adds to the character; on something brand new, it stands out and looks shabby."   - Veranda.com

Well-Advised: Bunny Williams's Kid-Friendly Decorating Ideas

Furniture with a little patina can be very child-friendly, despite what some may think. "I always tell my clients, 'That antique has been around 200 years—kids aren't going to hurt it,'" Williams says. "Actually, it's the really new, spray-lacquered furniture that's a lot harder to have around kids. One scuff from a toy truck on an antique just adds to the character; on something brand new, it stands out and looks shabby." - Veranda.com

Love this home {Mary Kay Andrews' home decorated for Christmas} pinned because I love that vintage up-cycle lamp made from a silver urn/drink dispenser ~ such a neat piece!

Feature Friday: Mary Kay Andrews Christmas House 2013

Love this home {Mary Kay Andrews' home decorated for Christmas} pinned because I love that vintage up-cycle lamp made from a silver urn/drink dispenser ~ such a neat piece!

Exceptionally Pretty Carolina Home.  Absolutely gorgeous. I love the big vases, vintage mirror,,,,

Exceptionally Pretty Carolina Home. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the big vases, vintage mirror,,,,

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