MARTHA STEWART LIVING TELEVISION
Antique beds are charming characters. Not only are they beautifully crafted pieces of furniture, but they also possess a certain magic.
They hold the secrets of generations of sleepless nights, of births and deaths, and of lifetimes in between. Despite all their appeal, however, antique beds may be impractical to use. Many beds made in the nineteenth century are far too small by today's standards, and it can be nearly impossible to find a modern mattress to fit one of these custom-built relics.
Fortunately, a company called Leonards New England in Seekonk, Massachusetts, has found a way to adapt antique beds to modern lifestyles. Today, Martha visits with Jeffrey Jenkins, owner of Leonards, to learn about this process.