Sometimes with craigslist you just get lucky. There is no other way to describe it. It’s not skill, it’s just plain old kismet. Such was the case yesterday. I was thinking about some changes I want to make in my master bedroom, and I realized that I’d rather buy an old cupboard to replace my existing armoire instead of trying to paint it. The reasoning behind that can wait for another post, but suffice to say, on a whim I went on craigslist and searched “farmhouse cupboard”. I didn’t think much would come up, and I was right. However, what did come up was a pair … yes, a pair! … of primitive cupboards. And they were only about 15 minutes away. And they had just been posted 20 minutes earlier. What are the chances?
You can bet that I jumped at the chance to buy them. Within a couple of hours, the first one was mine.
They would have both been mine right away, except the owner had one at home and one in a storage locker. Mr. Q is going to meet the seller’s husband at the storage locker today to pick up the second one.
This thing is genuinely chippy. From real age, not a faux finish. And just check out that under layer of blue.
And if that wasn’t enough, Sue and I checked out a barn sale at lunchtime, and I came home with a fabulous pair of vintage suitcases and a beautiful Homer Laughlin pitcher.
Could my day have gotten any better?
I knew the pitcher would make the perfect vase for the roses that Mr. Q gave me for our anniversary on Wednesday.
Yep, way better than the generic florist vase they came in. Aren’t these the loveliest shade of coral?
I added the stock that I still had from garage saling last weekend.
This makes 26 years for us (I’m only counting the married ones). Jeesh. Time flies. Then again, seriously, were we ever really this young?
(Thanks again for sharing this pic with me Annie! It’s a classic.)
Yep, we’ve been together a long time. Sometimes you just get lucky!