Friday, April 20, 2012

I wish I was one of those bloggers who think up clever and quirky titles for their posts!

It's school hols at our place so there has been little time for blogging and blog reading but I am so excited about a recent purchase...I just have to do a little show and tell.

I saw this piece advertised at the local second hand place. It looked lovely in the photograph so I phoned the owner and went around to check it out. I have two other matching pieces already but I decided to go home and think about it for a bit. I know!!! And it wasn't the was only $80!!! I just needed to reshuffle some other stuff about to make way for this beauty. It's in very good condition (or it was before the delivery guys put a couple of character dings in it. I guess that what happens when you are a cheapo and have your dad and dad-in-law pick it up for you ;)

I absolutely LOVE it!

I moved the other cabinet up into our playroom area.
You can just see it peeping out over our half wall-next to the map.

Now my photography skills are pretty crappy. Despite having a decent camera, my pics are very hit and miss but you get the idea.  Note to self: must learn to use camera out of auto mode. 

I gave it a polish with some orange oil (which cost more than half the price of the cabinet) and it came up beautifully. I am still 'dressing it' but for now I have gone with the 'less is more' approach. Should I add a few more trinkets? What do you think?


Kylie said...

Oh Leah, I love it.
I'm thrilled for you but slightly jealous at the same time. We have been on the hunt for one of these for ages, they are either too expensive or not quite the right size. Yours = perfect.

p.s. you don't need fancy post titles, your blog is lovely as is x

Max said...

OMG it's absolutely gorgeous! I like how it looks now, but keep playing, thats half the fun! x

Vintage Sweetheart said...

It's a great size and looks lovely in that spot. I think a few trinkets and it will be complete. xx

Yvette Adams said...

Ooh it looks fantastic in its space. What fun to dress it up!

Zara said...

A stunning piece Lea. The perfect balance of open and closed storage. x

Bungalowgirl said...

Love it- really suits your house. I do think that space on the right needs something- surely you have some milk glass ferreted away somewhere? melx

Anonymous said...

Ahh! I absolutely love it! What a lucky find :)

Tania said...

It's a true retro beauty Lea. I have a soft spot for these cabinets as my grandfather has had several for as long as I can remember. My new cabinet came up wonderfully with the orange oil too. Great stuff.