Friday, February 19, 2010

I LOVE THE HISTORY, EVEN IF IT WASN'T MINE!

Today I thought I'd show you a couple of purchases I made not too long before Christmas. I was on the lookout for a new curio to house some of my Pendelfins I had collected over the years...., which you can read about here....but I didn't want to totally replace the cabinet I had, as it was a purchase made by DH when we were first married...anyway, I was browsing Kijiji.ca (like craig's list) one Sunday morning and I noticed two curios....they were antiques (even better!!) and the lady was moving and had them listed as a lot...$75.00 for both. I offered her 50, not thinking she would take it..she did!! I picked them up a couple of hours later...what a lovely lady! She was I'd say mid-60's had retired three years prior, lived in a large condo, and decided that she was downsizing. The curios belonged to her mom...her dad had gotten them for her many, many years ago...and this lady's daughter did not want them, but did want the Hummels inside.....so...she decided to see if she could find a good home for them! I absolutely love them! The larger one (excuse the fingerprints..I didn't notice ANY until I looked at the photo!!) houses some of my Pendelfins, and the smaller one I am presently using for some toys I had as a child. At Christmas I put antique Christmas ornaments in it. Anyway, the reason for the title...it may not have been MY history that made up these curios...but they have now become part of what will be my children's history!

PS...I was thinking that eventually I would use the smaller one for all my needlework "smalls" that I have yet to stitch! Like for example this one! What do you all think?
Have a great day everyone!!


Marion

8 comments:

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

What a find and there's nothing like a little added history.
Be always in stitches.

Deb said...

I think that you scored the most fantastic deal. I've wanted one of those forever just for displaying things that I've stitched or that have been made for me! I bet your were so excited when the woman took your offer!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Gosh, they're both beautiful and you got a great deal! I love the smaller one, especially. Yeah for you!

Carol said...

Wow! What a deal--I'm sure you'll have them filled with your stitching in no time :)

Mel R said...

How great! They are lovely. I've always wanted a curio cabinet of some kind.

stitchinfiend said...

Lovely story - and now they are part of your history. Your stitching will look lovely in them

Siobhan said...

What a lucky dog!!! Talk about a steal of a deal. That is great. I'm glad that the curios went to a good home, too--I'd love the history attached to it, too. We got a lot of our furniture in a similar type deal... a grandson was cleaning out his grandparents' house and didn't want the mahogany furniture, he just wanted the gaudy gold painted mirror. We paid him for the furniture and couldn't get it out of the house fast enough. We treasure it because I know it was treasured by the original owners. Can't wait to see your stitching in one of the curios!

Alexandra said...

Marion you have such an eye for finding treasures! The cabinets look adorable!