Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ode To A Cabinet





Last month I sold my antique chippy green and white cabinet!







I bought the cabinet from Lisa at Pole Barn Primitives~when she was selling out of her garage a few times a year. Now she has her own shop and is open 4 days a week! I knew instantly it would look great in our space and was the first
substantial and really really old piece we had bought. In fact I loved
it so much I put the dreaded NFS on it! A no no in retail I know but I
needed one strong piece to use as a place to display things, a piece I didn't have to stress about it being gone at a moments notice.


At that time I had more partners and we had a lot more "smalls" we had to find a place for. It got to be a bit of a headache finding room to put things when a piece sold and there wasn't one to go in it's place. Hence the hunt for a shelf or other large permanent piece.






This is the day we brought it in and set it up. We immediately had interest but I was stubborn and said NOT for sale! Eventually I did put a price on it, one so high I thought for sure no one would bite!







Over the last 2 years she got gussied up and decorated for the seasons...





Held all sorts of treasures, come and gone...





Seen other pieces of furniture move in and move out...





Until a few weeks ago when I got the call that I had an offer. I paused for only a few seconds and thought, "You know what? I'm ready to let it go." So within days, she was gone. And I survived! Now I look forward to hunting down that next piece I can fall in love with and put another NFS tag on it, hee hee hee! Farewell chippy shabby CABINET, it was great to have had you at All That Jazz!





2 comments:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Great piece! I do the same thing! I price it so high that if I sell it OK, Now to find it's replacement.....The hunt is always so fun!

Carol

Sandi said...

I guess deep down we all know when it's time to let things go...sometimes it can be difficult and other times it can almost be somewhat of a relief.

However, in your case it sounds more like a time to celebrate the closing of a door to make way for another to open...I'm sure you will find that special piece to mark NFS soon Sares.

Thanks for another great read!
Hugs,
Sandi