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Last weekend Erin and Mitch came up to visit - and reclaim the small china cabinet they bought when they were in town two years ago. I had been keeping all my good china and my chicken dish collection in it, so all that became homeless when they took their cabinet. So before I could let them take it, I wanted them to help me find something to replace it. But just like always happens, I found too many things.

First, we found a beautiful sideboard at the flea market. Mel always has nice furniture but it's almost always out of my price range. He must be losing his mind (he's an old man) because he only had it marked at $125 and said he'd take $100. So we bought it on deposit, planning to come back for it this weekend.

No antiquing trip is complete without hitting Putnam, so we headed up to the "real" antique stores, where valuable stuff is marked as such and we can only afford things in the bargain basement. Of course, as soon as we walked in we saw a fantastic china cabinet. The glass front part is great for my collections and the drawers are perfect for storing the less pretty things. The moment when I decided I had to have it is when I saw that the middle drawer opens up to a little desk! The fact that it was 20% off didn't hurt either. Of course, 20% off of $950 isn't exactly cheap, but it feels like a bargain for such a beautiful piece.

We picked them up today, and hauled them home. Our problem was now we have two huge wooden pieces of furniture and only one spot. So we had to improvise, and I turned the sideboard into a sofa-back table. It's kinda too big - ok, definitely too big - but I love them and some day we'll have a bigger house with more room for my antiques. So here are the pictures! 


(Please ignore the ladder and the random doors leaning agains the walls and windows. We still haven't gotten the house back  together from the new floors. It's probably going to be July before we get the hardwoods refinished.)





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