There can be fewer things in life that will guarantee a nostalgic train of thought than gorgeous old oak furniture and furnishings. This is particularly true in a beautiful old cottage – it is impossible not to get that soft and slightly soppy romantic notion that life must have been so gloriously uncomplicated in days of yore. The very mention of antique chests and blanket boxes conjurs up life in a thrifty household with all the furniture made to suit the size of the cottage.
One way to really enjoy the idea of living in a country cottage with beautiful old oak furnishings is to hire a suitably aged cottage for a few days – the restfulness will be most rewarding and it will also help to foster an appreciation of what a marvellous material oak is. To obtain the furniture itself is best done through a site that dedicates itself to the business of early oak furniture.