Sunday, March 27, 2011

Look What I Found

I didn't know I needed this buffet until I saw it in a booth at an antique show last weekend. I already have a family heirloom oak buffet and a tall china cabinet and a 1940's vintage cupboard. I am trying to stick to a budget, too. So I thought about it for a week or so, then decided to sell the 1940's cupboard and bring this lovely home.

I think it was made ( and then painted ) for my dining room. 
 As soon as my Mike saw it, he said " I'd strip this - it's oak " 
But I love the wonky paint job. Whoever painted it just painted right over the hardware, so where the hardware is missing there's a bare spot.

And I love how the painted is crackled and distressed. 

Its as close to the colour of the wallpaper as a person could get if they were trying.

I bought this punch bowl at an auction years ago. It was another one of those things that I didn't know I couldn't live without until I saw it.
This punch bowl started the pink milk glass collection.

My Mike thinks it's "funny"  how I see something and have to have it. I told him he didn't know he needed me either, till he saw me. 

Tell me; what did you have to have but didn't know it till you saw it?



  1. From my dashboard i could see this lovely it in pink! But on your post here the photos are not showing? There is a tiny box that I clicked on and it took me to a large photo of half the piece. Don't know if it's me or your blogger.

  2. Karen ~ you know the minute I saw the pink milk glass lamps I HAD TO HAVE THEM ~ Fun, Fun, Fun ~ I think your cabinet is FAB-U-LOUS ~ Have a wonderful day ;-)

  3. I love the comment about hubby not knowing he needed you until he saw you..that is classic.

    I love it, mostly because of the age and colour! Good find.

  4. Marianne sent me! :-) Wow! That buffet is definitely a perfect fit for you! I have a framed scripture verse hanging on the wall over my bed that was one of those "I need it" things. And I was right.... it makes me smile every time I look at it! It is nice to meet you...I'll be back! Hope you will drop by my place,too!

  5. Oh I had to come back and the photos are now on your post. Before there was just an xbox.
    Gorgeous piece!!

  6. Your last comment on my blog gave me a laugh when you said white paint was a relief! that is so funny.

  7. Oh, this is a nice piece that looks great in your room. Thinking of something I saw and really wanted; I would have to say my Old Country Roses china. I first saw it for sale in an antique store and fell in love with the beautiful rose pattern. I purchased my set at a super great sale @ Meier & Frank several years ago.
    Have a great day!
    ~ Julie

  8. What a fun find! I love the painted finish and the hardware. It looks like it's a lovely light pink color. I also have the same pink milk glass punch bowl and it's a treasure to me! Love the African violet in your profile photo. I'm also a fan of those!