Painted chippy furniture, knotty pine walls, shabby colors and finishes.
My house was pretty shabby inspired at the time when
I found this piece years ago on craigslist. I was looking for a piece to put a t.v. inside of- it is a pet peeve of mine to walk into a room and see a t.v first off. I like it to be hidden.
So, I looked on craigslist and found this one day- staring at me...
Tall, dark and handsome...
rich hand-rubbed patina, history galore.
It was a piece that fit in a dream room for sure ~ but a cottage?
I dreamed of living spaces that looked like the ones I drooled over while looking through my magazines and books.
Elegant, Formal and polished
and frankly, finished at that time!
This gorgeous piece belonged in a living room like those.
So,I passed on buying it and said I needed to think about it...
Why would I not be sure?
I'm going with the hormones again.
I swear they cause me more mental issues!
Anyway, long story short, the lady and I kind of became friends.
We started emailing about some other things for sale and what not- she was helping a friend liquidate an estate that he had stored for almost 10 years.
I kept thinking about this piece...
A few days later, I had a moment.
One of those "I HAVE to have it!" moments..
You know, when you passed on something at the flea market
and you just have to go back right away?
Yeah, one of those, except I was on my way to Disneyland at the time.
She emailed me while we were visiting Mickey
and told me she wouldn't show it to anyone else and I could come pick it up when I got home.
It is MINE!!
This piece is absolutely amazing-
right down to the handmade wood pegs that come through that hold it together.
I love the character in the old rubbed finish and the carvings.
I have since learned more about what it is-
It is a buffet deux corps- or buffet two parts.
This one appears to be from the Normandy region.
Price on these is outrageous-
(I always tell my husband I have really expensive taste)
but I am so cheap!
I love a bargain and never feel good if I pay too much
or more than I think I should for something-
which means I probably would not have ever gotten one had I not found this one.
It was $350.
So here it sits in my living room~ I usually leave the doors open for display.
Right now, I have green transferware and silver flea finds in it,
along with a birdhouse, garden pieces
and a few little friends.
I am thinking about changing it to another set of dishes~
though I love the green transferware.
I have a vintage turquoise set, as well as a set of Gainsborough china - which is a cream with floral.
I am also thinking about a white set possibly...