The home of George and Gaye Rolstad is so unique that it was featured in a Whidbey Island tour, organised by the American Association of University Women. The tour featured six kitchens, all unusual or special in some way. The Rolstad home has been remodelled based on an English cottage in the Cotswolds during the 1700’s. The cottage has been painstakingly decorated and furnished by Gaye Rolstad, who is a dealer and collector of antiques.
As the tour party entered the home of the Rolstads, it seemed as though they were stepping back in time over 200 years. The cottage has been decorated with accessories which would have been appropriate for that period in history and antique furniture. The two front doors of the home are more than 200 years old, imported from France. Windows that emphasise the appearance of a 1700’s cottage, and beams that are over 150 years old complete the historic feel and look.
The antique furniture has been imported from America, France and England to create a rustic cottage style. A farmhouse sink which dates back to 1910 has double draining boards although it has a reproduction brass tap. The feature that stands out most in the kitchen is a pine table which dates back to 1740, from Pennsylvania. This table would have been used for work, food preparation and eating, as furniture then had many uses.
If you are looking for period furniture for your home, like antique dining tables in Cumbria or surrounding areas, a reputable dealer will show you a selection of fine pieces.
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