Like the 15 years before, as I was polishing up my little "make do" I was thinking of the piece I would one day love to have. The color of the wood and the style. The storage possibilities, the height and width all were well defined. In my mind anyway. My search never turned up quite the right replacement. Afterall, I had grown attached to this little cabinet, and had collected just the right pieces for each and every shelf and drawer.
So there were nicks and scratches on the wood trim.
It was well loved and used.
And it didn't cost me a fortune like all of the others I'd seen and considered. It was comfortable.
Then last Saturday, I woke up with what I call a nudge.
Something told me that I absolutely had to take a ride to a local consignment
store I had visited a few weeks ago.
It is one of those places that you have to go into with an open mind, good vision, and plenty of time.
The treasures are there, but you have to search them out. Which brings to mind the old saying -
nothing worth anything comes easy!
As I turned the corner, careful not to knock over someone elses next treasure, there it was.
Was this here two weeks ago? How did I miss it?
I saw the one that sat behind it and remembered I had dismissed it as I had others that looked too much
like a diningroom piece. But this!
This was perfect!
The size, the storage, the finish, the condition and ladies - hold on to your hats...
Wait for it .... $199.00.
What did she say? Was that a misprint?
Did she really say it was ....?
Yes I did.
So I stepped up and bought it.
Like most people living in suburban Central New Jersey,
I drive an SUV. Not Ideal for moving furniture. So, I rent a truck and enlist the help of my Son, and my Dear Patient Hubby - (who now saw this as another one of my adventures) to get it home and in place.
Finally home. My new love.
I cleaned, polished and admired it the of remainder
of the evening. Because it is an older piece, it has all of the well built craftsmanship I adore.
Now to get all of this, in there!
And I love how it looks in it's new home. My home.
Not to be forgotten, my old friend has found a
new home -
On the three season porch!
More on that next time.
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