The silky oak corner cabinet came from my Grandfathers house in Kelvin Grove. I inheritied it when we cleared the house. Now the furniture in his house was not precious or particularly flash and as was common in those days when he bought the house the furniture came with it. So it held no great sentimental attachment for him. My Grandmother had passed away long before I was born and no one knows what she felt about the furniture either. Anyway when I openned my shop on a whim "Frogs Hollow Antiques and Curios" in Hawthorne.....many years ago and long gone now I needed furniture so I grabbed a few bits from home, for those in the industry this will be a familiar story. The plan was to bring it home shortly after once the shop was nice and full. Well as fate would have it, it sold. To a wonderful lady who actually became one of my favourite customers. So it was all good but I still held a spark for this piece. Years later and long after we had shut our shop Kristen came home from a buying trip and said to me "Go and look at the back of the ute." Sure enough there she was. She had come back. In the mean time she had been to Sydney and back. So funny I think and makes it all the more special to me.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Friday Favourite ~ Empty Table and Silky Oak cabinet
Ange who firstly always worries about my normally full table of finds and secondly never fails to admire my china pears and old lanterns on my dining table. So I was thinking of Ange this week when my table was finally empty and I could see the cedar again. I don't normally post about my house but lots of people ask so I thought as this room was actually tidy I would give it a shot.