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Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Show and Tell – Corner Cabinet

Show and Tell

Show and Tell Friday is hosted by the very talented Kelli at There is No Place Like Home

About two months ago I saw a white painted wood corner cabinet in the local consignment shop. At this shop the price goes down the longer the item is in the shop. The lowest price of $69.99 was for January 4, 2009. A customer may leave a check in the amount of whatever price point you wish to pay. If no one buys it at a higher price, then you may get the piece. Otherwise your undeposited check is returned to you.

I went in on January 2 and to my delight it was still there. I handed over my money and promised to return on January 4 with my brother to pick it up. Just as I went in the door on Sunday around 2 p.m., I swung around and saw a couple coming in behind me. My brother’s teenaged son helped the owner take my cabinet out to their car. After they had stowed it in the car, the owner told me that the couple had just asked to buy the corner cabinet. He told them that I had bought it and was taking it right then!

Here it is in the corner of the dining room where I had had a bookcase on which I stored the pink and white English, German and American dishes. The unit is white with black metal hinges, gold knobs and gilt brass pull on the drawer. I hope to have it painted to match the dining room walls and to change the hardware.


The dishes fit behind the glass doors of the upper section very well.


The lower portion of the cabinet has a small drawer and additional storage behind solid doors.


Thanks for stopping by and looking at my thrifty storage find. Visit more Show and Tell at There is No Place Like Home.

29 comments:

Happy To Be said...

Love the cupboard...but girl I just drooled on my keyboard over that china WOW!! its so beautiful to say the least..thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gloria

ceekay said...

Oh, I so love this. I had a corner cabinet in my apartment when I was newly married. It was nailed in...so I couldn't take it. I miss it to this day!

Kathy said...

Oh Carrie, I LOVE your new cabinet! It reminds me of the house I grew up in. It was a big old 100 year old house with a white painted corner cabinet built in the dining room and it looked almost exacly like yours! Oh, you lucky girl!

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

How beautiful your dishes are

Bridget said...

What a beautil cabinet and lovely china to display in it! I'm jelous :)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love it and I think your china looks mighty fine in there. I can't wait to see how you "make it your own". Any ideas on what kind of hardware you'd like to get? Will it be painted the same color as your walls?

IRENE said...

Hello Carrie,
I think it's lovely, really brings out the colors in your collection.
And how clever of you to snap it up on the spot! Well done! I believe that you do deserve a nice glass of lemonade (it's my second one!) in a nice old rosey glass!Do stop by and pick it up!
Always enjoy visiting you!

Schotzy said...

I love it! And your treasures look beautiful! I think your china is gorgeous!

Hootin' Anni said...

It's a beautiful piece as it is now...I can't wait to see it after you've refinished it. Love the glass ware inside too.

My Show n Tell...I felt kind of BLUE today. Come by if you can, I'd love to have your company.

A Hint of Home said...

Corner cabinets can add extra space. Yours is beautiful. I'm glad it was still there for you.

prof en retraite said...

Ohhh it's so pretty! And of course, I was eyeing your gorgeous china!!! What a find! Sounds like you scooted it out of the store just in the nick of time! Have a great weekend!...Debbie

Lora said...

I have almost the same cabinet--only mine is stained dark and doesn't have a drawer. I like yours better!!:) Your dishes look beautiful in it, too!

Lady Katherine said...

The cupboard is so wonderful! The china is just beautiful! I love it all.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a perfect fit!

Heather said...

that cabinet is gorgeous! and of course i love everything in it too! lol

Lisa said...

The cabinet looks like it was made to showcase your gorgeous china. It is beautiful.

BECKY said...

Very pretty cabinet and so is all that is filling it up!!

I just love a good deal!!
Thanks for sharing!
Bcky :)

Carla said...

what a pretty cabinet, and those dishes just make it pop!

salmagundi said...

It looks like that cupboard was meant just for you. The china is gorgeous, too. Sally

Belinda said...

I am in love with your corner cabinet, but oh my goodness, all of your china is absolutely gorgeous! It looks right at home displayed in your new piece of furniture. :-)

Kelli said...

What a wonderful corner cabinet and your china is so pretty!!
~Kelli

Linda C said...

Your pretty chine just shines in your gorgeous "new" cabinet! What a find!!:)

Linda C

countrycharisma said...

Very nice cabinet and looks even better with all your wonderful china in it. Great buy!!!carrell

Linda said...

Very nice find and it looks great with that pretty china in it!!
Linda

Anonymous said...

Your china looks so pretty in the new cabinet. Great cabinet too. mishelle

Joy said...

Wow, you got lucky indeed! Love it!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That cabinet is great, and your china looks beautiful in it. laurie

Kathy said...

Hi Carrie,
I tagged you in my post today if you have the time - no pressure!
Kathy

Welcome! said...

Hi Carrie, thank you for visiting my blog. :) We do have the same set! :) Aren't they pretty? I need to add to mine as well. I'll have to do it a little at a time. :) I'd like to eventually have an 8 piece setting. aaah, someday.
Again....thanks for visiting my blog.
Have a lovely weekend.
Sandra