Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Isn't she lovely?

She was so unexpected.  So beautiful.  More than I had hoped for and much cheaper than I ever expected to find.  She was hidden behind some large pictures at a local flea market just waiting for me to discover her.  I heard angels sing when I saw her.  I had spent many months looking for the perfect antique piece to paint.  Something with drawers to store my china and silver.  A piece that could be used to serve from when we had a dinner party or a gathering for our family or church.  I expected to have to do alot of work sanding, painting, and distressing to achieve the look I thought I wanted.  Imagine my surprise when I moved those pictures to find this gorgeous Chippendale buffet.  No work.  No paint, No sanding.  The bonus was she had glass doors. Not only could I store my beloved blue willow china, I could display it as well!  

I had to wake my husband from his Sunday afternoon nap to measure the space and come pick it up but he's accustomed to my calls and he's very gracious about it.  I had recieved a gift check for my birthday from my boss and at $99 she was a steal.  I didn't change anything about her.  I just oiled her down and cleaned the glass doors.  I'm not opposed to painting furniture but not this piece.  She's a masterpiece just like she is.

I decided at the last minute to mix in some of the ironstone pieces I had been collecting.  I think they blend nicely with my antique china.

I love it when things don't turnout the way you planned but some how they end up even better than you had hoped.



  1. OK - totally get that the angels were singing - this is an AMAZING piece - lucky you!!!

    1. Thank you Suzy! And thanks for taking time to comment!!

  2. Oh my that is a gorgeous piece..and what a price! Good for you, your Blue Willow looks so at home. Glad you did not paint it.

  3. Thank you Ann! I appreciate your sweet comments and taking the time to stop in!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking it out! I'm so happy with it!