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Thursday, August 11, 2011

LOVE AND MARRIAGE...♥

ONCE upon a time,
SWEET NOTHINGS COTTAGE
needed a vintage, time worn, *loved by someone else in the past*
HUTCH.
A piece wth ...STABILITY
HISTORY..
LOVE...  
MEMORIES...

A BRAND new hutch was OUT OF THE QUESTION!
SO, the search began..
T'was fully aware that it might take a month..
maybe even a year.
FIRST came LOVE
This little very antique cabinet was found at one of my favorite HAUNTS..
The glass in the doors...that WAVY olden glass.
$75.00
Why, all the precious details ALONE were worth $75.00..
throw in WAVY GLASS and that store lady HAD A DEAL !
I was swooning so hard when I left that store, I barely made it home.
NOW, however....
the hunt continued for the
BOTTOM piece of this *piecemeal HUTCH 
that was taking place in my mind... 
*piece·meal  (psml)
adv.
1. By a small amount at a time; in stages: articles acquired piecemeal.
2. In pieces; apart.
ALAS...
would I EVER find an amazing bottom piece...
a piece WORTHY of marrying the awesome upper cabinet?
A piece that could stand up to the name...
FOUNDATION ... ?
 AND THEN...it happened..
I was at GOODWILL♪♪
and found NOTHING.
On my way back to my already overloaded car,
holding that awesome upper piece of the IN MY DREAMS piecemeal HUTCH,
sitting out beside the GOODWILL dumpster, 
WHERE SOMEONE LEFT.....
THE piece !
Could it be ?
Could it POSSIBLY be that I was blessed enuf to find 
BOTH my pieces ....
IN ONE DAY ?
Paint was peeling...
some of the wood, veneer maybe ?, was a little warped and wavy..
and
I WAS IN LOVE...
$14.00
THEN CAME MARRIAGE...
After sanding, scraping, sweating, grinning,
and a coat of the fabulous COLOR that I can't remember, for sour grapes, the NAME of..
They went together, like a horse and carriage....♫







Don't you just LOVE it when a plan comes together ?

                                    
A LOT of love went on top...
...some layered love
went on one of the glass doors..
A little blue and white love....
.
... some little rosy knobs..
a bit of bling on the backplates..
Yep...
better even than in my DREAMS...
and, VERY THRIFTY, at that.
I have a piece that has a lot of
PERSONALITY and Charm which is
JUST MY STYLE. :)
 ♪ love and marriage, love and marriage...
 Thanks for coming by...
Come again soon...
I'LL  leave the light on for ya..

58 comments:

Rose Petal Hollow said...

That must have been your lucky day. It is just beautiful. Love the color.
MaryAnn

Debby said...

Beautiful pieces, you lucky duck.
And you did need something to hold all those linens and dishes, right.

Julie Harward said...

WOW bj...this is amazing! You did introduce them and lovingly brought them together...looks like many years of happiness ahead to me! ;D

Marla said...

That is a fabulous cabinet. Beautiful and I love the color and all the charming details.

My blueberry quick bread is in the oven as I type and I think I must have done something wrong. I did substitute fresh blueberries for dried and doubled the amount so I hope I didn't boo boo. Course, wouldn't be my first cooking failure....but I can just taste that good bread :)

Charlotte said...

What great luck and what a beautiful hutch. So glad you made a perfect match.

Coloradolady said...

What finds BJ!! I love the hutch and the color you chose....great plans do come together after all sometimes!!

Barbara F. said...

This is a great story, BJ, and I love the hutch, great re-do. xo,

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

BJ, they are just fabulous together. I love it and the color and size is wonderful. I think the detail that you added is perfect. Great piece and beautifully displayed. Hugs, Marty

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

GORGEOUS! How lucky for you to find two lovely pieces in the same day???!!! The good Lord was definitely on your side. :)
Best,
Gloria

The White Farmhouse said...

Oh BJ what a lucky girl you are! I love all the detail on the two pieces. What a great find! I am going shopping with you, I never find great stuff like that! This would be worth all the elbow grease! Great job!

Deb said...

Oh, I could just faint. That is so gorgeous and just the kind of piece that stops me in my tracks. I love old cupboards with glass doors and all the treasures they hold. Just beautiful, BJ. You really have something there. Enjoy! Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Serendipity......I love, love, love it!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Your "bonded in love" cabinet is gorgeous, dear! The fruits of your labors is a "perfect union" for your collectables and dishes! Thank you for sharing with us that with a vision, hard work, and a little bit of money...we too, can "join together" great pieces for our homes!
Fondly,
Pat

Susan said...

What an awesome piece you found!

hilary said...

BJ,which Goodwill did you find that wonderful piece? I never find anything at Goodwill. They've turned into new/retail store and the great deals of old seem to be gone. I'm just west of you in China Spring. My BIL lives there in West. Just found your blog. It's great. I'll surely be checking back often. thanks,Hilary

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Bj, that is awesome. Lucky you to find both in one day. Great color even though you don't know what it is.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

BJ -- girly, those 2 were meant to be together AND they were meant to be yours. Positively fabulous finds :)

Blessings!
Gail

La said...

You were meant to have these lovely pieces and they were lucky to be adopted by someone who loves and appreciates them like you.

Pamela said...

Wow! Your hutch is amazing! I would love for you to come and share sometime for Treasure Hunt Thursday!

Sharing Shadymont said...

It was meant to be! Marriage made in heaven. :)

Beautiful!

Kathleen Grace said...

How gorgeous! I can't believe what a great deal you got and you saved the bottom from an untimely death near that dumpster:>) What room is it in?

ShantyGirl said...

congrats on getting a great deal on your beautiful hutch! The fun is in the hunting and getting a good deal, You will love it more than if you bought a brand new one! Enjoy, it really is very cool!
Sherry

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I can't believe your luck! It looks amazing you must dance the happy dance every time you walk past it! I'm so thrilled for you:)

Could I just add that you have the best looking grands! I just smiled as I looked at all those gorgeous young faces!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Wonderful! A day for the record books for sure. It's lovely!

Sweet Tea said...

"Thou shalt not covet..."

Darn! 'Cause I really WANT that beautiful, one-of-a-kind Hutch. I know it was a labor of love putting it all together and getting it painted like you wanted. AND, it came out great. Well, if I can't have it, then I'm glad you do.
Thanks for letting us see it!

tammylovesdishes said...

I just love your newly married hutch. Gorgeous!

Mary said...

It's perfect! I love the colors!

Marla said...

Next time I will follow the directions. If I'd used dried blueberries instead of waaayyyy too many fresh, the bread would have turned out perfect. Darn! I'm going to give it another try on another day.

Designs By Pinky said...

BJ!!!! Are you kidding me???? Less than $100.00 for that BEAUTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????? I am in aqwe. You made it into a GORGEOUS piece! I love what you did with it and how you decorated it too!!!!! It is FABULOUS!!!! Can ya tell, I am a little jealous:):):) Have a great weekend! XO, Pinky

xinex said...

Wow! How can you be so lucky, BJ? This piece or pieces rather, are beautiful. I love the color too....Christine

Shelia said...

Oh, BJness! This is an awesome match made in furniture heaven! I love it and I can feel your excitement! You did good and I love your pretties inside!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

forgetmenot said...

I'd say your plan came together quite nicely. After all your hard work, you have a beautiful piece that hold special meaning and has a great story behind it. Nice work!!!! Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Pondside said...

What a sweet combination - perfect for you, or made perfect by you!

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

BJ. I just can't believe it. You certainly do have an eye for a bargain. Most people would've overlooked both pieces but you must have such a good eye for the potential in a piece. This is just absolutely beautiful. I adore the colour too. *Sigh*

Anne @ Domesblissity

KATHY said...

Hi BJ, Your hutch looks amazing!!I love the color. It was meant to be.

Kathy

Kathy said...

You didn't need patience at all..your story was so much fun reading, I love your blog my new friend!

Shelia said...

BJ! Pop over to my blog - you've won one of my Rooster party giveaways!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

First of all, congratulations on being a winner at Shelia's party!! Lucky you! I also want to say what a fantastic find concerning your hutch. You did a great job bring the pieces together and making them look so good. Have a great weekend! Shannon

Shelia said...

BJ! Pop over to my blog - you've won one of my Rooster party giveaways!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

stefanie said...

oh, its beautiful!!! i am really lovin' grey!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Fabulous, and fabulous!! Love the color whatever it is!

dana said...

Oh, BJ, I love how you found those two pieces that BELONGED together......what a beautiful and useful cabinet you created!!!! L, dana

Stuff and Nonsense said...

i do adore your new (old) hutch...i've been on the prowl for a hutch of my own and have come up empty so far...mine will be for my kitchen...thanks for sharing!

alison

Aunt Amelia said...

What I love, even more than your plans coming together, is how you KEEP COMING UP WITH PLANS. :-)

As I've said before, it keeps you young-at-heart. :-)

And we could all take a lesson from you.

andrea said...

What a beautiful post! It was kismet. Beautiful photography and a great story to go with it. I really enjoyed this read. Andrea @ townandprairie

Sarah said...

Sometimes married pieces are the best. Your hutch is totally charming, BJ. I'm happy these pieces found you. Now they have a beautiful home and will be admired and appreciated. ~ Sarah

Lisa said...

This is really gorgeous! I just love the color. Amazing finds!!
Lisa

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a lucky day for you. Your cabinet is gorgeous! A true work of heart filled with love, done with love. hugs ~lynne~

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Jessica said...
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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Such a treasure!! I love your fabulous married piece! It was meant to be yours and love your cute story too! Sharing this on FB- thanks for sharing at FNF :)

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Beautiful...

TexWisGirl said...

oh my goodness! this is beautiful! love your piece meal hutch! and LOVE the 'love and marriage' theme you applied to it.

hi, bj! nice to 'meet' you! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. really appreciate it. and who know, by the time the election rolls around, maybe Mr. Perry will sway me to his side. i never say never!

pipigirl said...

your lucky day, and quite a grand makeover i must say. GOOOOD JOB:)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Wow, this is one fabulous marriage! How wonderful to find not one, but both pieces in one day. Sounds like God had a special blessing for you in this! Thanks so much for sharing this on VIF! xoxo Debra

Sherry said...

BJ,
This is a fantastic hutch! I love how you married the two pieces. They look perfect together. Love the color too. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

From one Texan to another....It is wonderful! I love it! I enjoyed your story even better!
Thank you so much for sharing!
Leticia

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

I just seen your new beauty being showcased over at Sherry's Charm of Home party today and just had to come and see it! Ohhhh...she truly is a beauty, my friend! I would have never guessed that it was two separate pieces put together...they are sooo very perfect for one another! I just love every little detail too! Love the pretty ornate pieces on the bottom cabinet...GORGEOUS!!! So, I am assuming that you painted the entire piece? The color and finish is beautiful, BJ!!! Girlfriend, I'm just tickled pink for you...what a great treasure find...a real beauty for sure!!! Thanks for sharing her with us!

Ohhh yes...and you have already accessorized your new beauty perfectly! Love all those beautiful blues and whites!!!

Love ya,
Chari