With all deadlines met and the next few weeks open to doing-what-ever-i-want in the studio, I had a little FUN yesterday! I hit my first estate sale in
There is an antique store owner in The Hungerford Building where my studio is. Ray seems to think this cabinet might be from The Stickley Brothers Quaint line. He is gonna drop by and check it out. I can't wait to hear what he thinks. I really want this for myself in the studio, but Ron is begging me to bring it home. We'll see. It is hard to move something already full of my materials ya know. He'll have to make it worth the effort.
SO, then... in the garage of this same sale, I found this.
Oh yes, an antique card catalog!! I have no idea in the world I am going to do with it. The things weights over 100lbs and it's hard for two grown people to move it. (oh yes, solid oak through and through) It is so amazingly quirky. Oddly enough, it isn't nailed together and we don't think it is supposed to be. It isn't like there is a nail missing in one corner making it wiggle or any glue marks, nothing. It literally doesn't have a single nail in it. There is a rather interesting lock system to it too. We are still trying to figure it out. You can't really close all the drawers all the way because of the locks or the locks block them from shutting, but if you leave a drawer out, reach your hand in, trip the lock, all the drawers shut perfectly. It is amazing. Would you believe, I nearly walked away from this. I called Ron at work, told him about it. Told him the price was $110 and I was feeling like that was way to much to spend. I ened the call with him and not two seconds later we called me back and said "get it". So, I did. Now what am I gonna do with it? I do love it and it looks wonderful on this table in my living room. Such a cool piece of history too. We were all talking last night and Andrew's school is the only one that still has a card catalog in the library.
Isn't finding really frivolous, unnecessary, furniture on random Friday afternoons the best pass time? I wonder what next week's sales will hold!