There are stories behind both of the cupboards in my kitchen.  This first one actually was in the back room of the Salon I used to work at.  It was a basement shop, really nice with stone walls, very vintage.  When they sold the old home that it was in I asked the owner of the building if I could buy it.  I had noticed the cupboard for a long time.  It held a lot of cleaning supplies.  When we went to pick it up my husband and our friend had a terrible time getting it out.  It was as if they had put the walls up around it.  Luckily they are very clever and were able to get it out. 

 She sold it to me for only $100.  Can you believe it?  I couldn’t get that home fast enough.

 When we moved to our house we live in now, we weren’t able to get it upstairs to our kitchen.  Luckily, we have a friend who used his crane to put it on our second floor. 

 He lifted it to our front porch and we brought it through the house. 

 Nice to have those kind of friends!  

 It holds all of my dishes and all of our cupboard food.  It’s huge! That cupboard has quite a history. 

  The second cupboard has a story also….when we were redoing our kitchen in our old house, I found this cupboard at an antique shop.   It was hot pink!  It is a step back cupboard that the top is seperate from the bottom. I repainted it and it was wonderful in my “new” kitchen. 

 Since the top part was hung on the wall as a dish cupboard, we used the bottom half as an island.  I had a marble top from a pier one table that fit the top like it was cut for it.  Destiny, I say.

So when we moved I left the hanging part since it was a big part of the cupboards of that kitchen.  Luckily, the girl who bought my house decided to remodel again so she called me about a year later and offered the cupboard to me.  I had asked her to call me if she ever got rid of it and I would buy it from her since it matched the bottom part I already had.  She only wanted my husband to come and remove it. She didn’t want anything for it.  What a peach.  That was so great of her. 

 So now I have the two of them together again in my kitchen.  I just love them. 


~”I collect antiques. Why? Because they’re beautiful.”~Broderick Crawford.

Between Naps on the Porch


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