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Monday, October 24, 2011

I finally found IT...

Some of you might remember my vintage display rack that I used
as a BAKERS RACK for about 7 years now.
I enjoyed it...I had fun with it....I changed it up constantly...
but I have ALWAYS wanted a REAL piece of furniture in this corner of my dining room.
You might say I was ready for a GROWN UP HUTCH.

But...I needed a SMALL one...one that would fit nicely in that little corner between the
wall and the mantel...it MUST set catty-corner in that one little space.
I have been looking for it for a LONG time..
and.....guess what !!
IT FITS PERFECTLY....♫♪♪
It is from the 60's....and I am SO IN LOVE...
VINTAGE LOVE  







I will paint it sooner or later...MAYBE...
Right now, I just want to use it for awhile to see what color she would LIKE to be.

I love the little cottage looking glass doors.

Right now, I don't even have very much inside of it...believe me, before I can turn around twice, it will be TOO full....
I hope not...I'll guard against that.
I found it at the SALVATION ARMY store..
I said, "How much?"
She said, "$50.00"
I said
"SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.......
I'll take it !!"
Getting something "new" for your cottage is SO good for the soul ♥♥♥

UPDATE....I just sold my display rack thru CRAIGS LIST for $50...
so it paid for my hutch.
YIPPY KI YI YAY....!!
Joining with
TABLETOP TUESDAY (is it ok to have a hutch top in the party?)
THANKS, LADIES, FOR HOSTING 
  

48 comments:

Marydon said...

Love that vintage cabinet, BJ. How fun you now can fill to your heart desire ... do I hear you going thru boxes & cupboards? Chuckle! I am so tickled for you.

Love that pics of Herman Cain ...

Have a beauetiful week ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

LDH said...

aww... it's perfectly lovely!

The White Farmhouse said...

Great find! It looks wondeful! I like how you have it filled too. I could see it a creamy white or a bright blue. I wouldn't paint the inside though. I think the light colored dishes against the dark is pretty.

Kathleen said...

Hooray! So happy you found it and made n even exchange. Why paint it? Does it not go with what you have in there?

Kathleen Grace said...

It's darling BJ! Smaller hutches seem hard to find and this one is sucha perfect fit. Yay!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yippy Ki Yi Yay indeed! Love your new hutch. Just wait for it to talk to you.

Vee said...

Good deal, BJ! It looks wonderful there and it certainly is all grown up. Hmmm...wonder what color she's thinking about right now...

Alicia said...

Oh my goodness! You did great for $50! I'm so jealous...lol. It's very pretty. I love it the color it is now but it's always nice to know you can change the whole look with just a little paint.

Foley said...

Congats on finding just what you were looking for..all it took was patience!
Looking forward to seeing it in future posts...all decked out.

Kelly said...

Well that has got to be the best deal of the day for sure! It was really like an even trade. I like your new hutch and think you made a great decision to get it.

Hollace said...

What a great story! Can't believe it was at GW. I never see stuff like that at our GW.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What a great trade! So glad you found something that makes your little heart go pitty-pat ;-)

Barbara F. said...

Congrats, BJ!! I would love to know where did you find the dish display? You have white dinner plates in it - or did Mr. Sweet make it? xo

Designs By Pinky said...

Well, Bruce Willis would be PROUD!!!LOL!! Your new cabinet is beautiful and fits perfectly! I know you are thrilled and then to sell the rack for the same!!! GOOD for you!. I bet you will know soon if you want to paint her or not. She is very pretty as is! XO, Pinky

PEA said...

Ooooh, what a wonderful find and only $50, what a deal!! It looks gorgeous sitting there and fits right in, doesn't it. You will so enjoy having a hutch and think of how you can decorate it for Christmas! hehe I needed a small one as well, as my kitchen isn't very big and got it for $80 at the auction a couple of years ago. I display all my vintage depression glass dishes in it:-) I'm just so happy for you BJ!!! xoxo

Neabear said...

Love it! It looks the perfect size for a spot I would like to have in my house! Guess I will have to keep an eye out for one around here. Looks great!

~Linnea

Gayle Page-Robak said...

It is fabulous...so happy for you. What a wonderful buy! Looks like it fits right in...excellent.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I can't believe you got it for that price! It looks wonderful in the corner and I don't blame you for waiting to paint her, she'll let you know what color she wants:)

Pondside said...

That is such a sweet little cabinet - looks very trim and well-made and quite unlike anything we'd find new in the stores. I love it!

Love Of Quilts said...

Good deal....its lovely. Trish

Bunny Jean said...

Wow! That was a great deal and selling the other for the same price was an added bonus.

I think the little arches at the top of the doors are just precious. So COTTAGEY.

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

xinex said...

Wow! What a great buy, BJ! It's perfect! I love the vintage look....Christine

Gail said...

What a great find and it looks wonderful in your dining room.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a great hutch BJ, also love that it paid for itself! Love the little 'shelf' between the top and bottom and that it's wide enough to put things on-enjoy:@)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I LOVE love love it! What a perfect fit BJ!! She looks like she was just waiting to come live in your corner of the world! And a fabulous price too! You go girl!!!

Big hugs, Sherry

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow you scored 2 times~! you found a beauty and sold yours.. YEAAAAAAA

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love it Beeej! I love the Early American look, so you know that I would just leave it the way it is, but you will do a great job with painting it too!
Great find!!!
xoxo

Rettabug said...

Oh BJ...its just PERFECT!!! And literally FREE, because you sold your other shelving unit. BRAVO to you!!

fondly,
Rett

p.s. I'm thinking she would look very sassy in "Street Walker Red". LOL I have a nail polish by that name...honest, I DO!

Judi said...

Hi BJ *hugs*
Yayyyyy what a great deal and its lovely! It fits perfectly and look how nice it looks with everything in it...AND you already sold your other one. Perfect.

have a wonderful day
Judi

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is perfect. Wish I was closer, I am looking for a Bakers rack.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

BJ I have one just like that. It was my mom's and I am sure she got it in the '50's. I could never paint it. Looks like it is pretty good condition. I was over looking for a Tuesday mimi. Found one.
QMM

Chubby N Chieque said...

Hi dear BJ,

Ah WHAT? 50$? I could have buy 2 more, couldn't we?

OMG... this is absolutely amazing find. You ROCKS, Lady? Thumbs UP...

Loving it!

Happy TTT...

Greetings from a chilly Stockholm,
/chie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj! Dang, but it's nice to wake up to you in my email! Honest! My coffee is almost done brewing and I am treated to a sight for sore eyes. That little hutch is PERFECTION! I love it just as it is. Talk about Cottage PERFECT!!!
Um..why isn't that little slipper chair cover in something with red..red check? :) I would love a slipper chair!
You certainly got a deal! I have a little fifties maple one...and I think I am going to hold up a wee on the painting. Gotta feeling things are going to go back to those beautiful stains just like what you have. But...but.. whatever you do...it's going to be just adorable! NO doubt about it!

She is sooooo cute!!! I am happy for you!!
Hugs,
Mona

Darleen ~ Places In The Home said...

Shut- the- front, back, and side door! Don't you love when you find a treasure that makes you one happy lady and is a deal?! It fits the space perfectly. I spotted your wonderful cheese dome right off the bat- love that piece! Glad you found your treasure!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Came back for a second look. bj, my vote, not that you asked, but my vote would be to leave that little hutch exactly as it is. The finish is lovely from what I can see. I know my vote is not popular and you probably will paint it..but...sure wish you wouldn't.
Lots of time to decide. Enjoy!

Donna said...

Wow, what a bargain. Love how it looks.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love this hutch and it is just perfect for that space. So happy for you!!! hugs, Linda

Anita said...

It's beautiful!!
I am still having fun just dreaming about things I want to add to my near-empty house... When my sister and I were little, one of our favorite things to do was look through catalogs and mark all the things we wanted... we never expected to get those things, we just liked the dreaming part of it... and now, the Internet is my endless catalog! :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow! How lucky to sell yours for the same price and get what you want at the same time! I love how you said you are letting "her" decided what color to be. I can't wait to see what "she" decides! I'm so happy for you:)

Adrienne said...

I love it! It was meant for you - just waiting there for you to find it. It looks wonderful in your room. Can't wait to see all the things you do with it - the holidays should give you lots of reason to display away to your heart's content!
~Adrienne~

Rita said...

Picture oerfect!
Rita

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

BJ it is perfect! I am so glad you found it and that you were able to sell your bakers rack too!

Zondra Art said...

Very nice! It really fits perfectly! I love it:) lots of greetings!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Fabulous cabinet, fabulous price!!! :)

Love your blog header! Very pretty!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
YaH!!! I'm so glad for you, dear friend!!! Your cabinet is lovely!!! I will enjoy it ( as yu do) each time you feature it in a post...because I know it's history!!! Hm~m~m, wonder which you'll display first...collectables or seasonal decor???
I'll be back soon to find out!
Fondly,
Pat

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your new hutch is absolutely fabulous. What a great find. Love the finish and you have it displayed beautifully. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Julie Harward said...

I love it and I love what you did in selling the other one..what a dealer you are! It's really nice and will be so fun to play with! ;D

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love this piece BJ, and what a great price!

Can't wait to see what you end up doing with it!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!