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!


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!


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!