Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"New" Secretary

I've been hoarding the last of my birthday money till I found something that I'd really like to have.  Last Friday we took our guests speakers to a local antique mall (per their request) -- just to look around.  (This particular antique mall is rather pricey so none of us went with the intention of purchasing anything!)
While browsing through one of the back rooms (full of furniture) I spotted the above secretary and "fell in love."  I almost didn't look at the price tag as I just knew it would be way out of my price range, but imagine my surprise when I checked and found it to be only $48!   I didn't purchase it that day, as I like to think over "big" purchases and make sure it's what I really want.
After thinking it about it over the week-end (and talking with a friend who said --"Call and tell them to hold it --- I'll give you the money if you really want it!") -- I decided to use the rest of my birthday money on it.
I put it in my dining room -- and I'm lovin' the way it looks with the colors and style of my decorating! 
Here's an up-close view with the cabinet doors open.
That tall, skinny tree to the right was given to me by the same friend who offered to buy the secretary for me --- I set it up on a box and covered the box with an old "Kitchen Proverbs" piece of material sent to me by my friend Abby!  (Don't I have the best of friends?!?!)
I'm lovin' the look and feel it gives my house ----could it be that I'm "fallin' in love" with antiques?
This post linked to:
Show and Tell Friday
Feathered Nest


Mynn xx said...

Oh my word, what a fabulous find!!! JEALOUS! :) Congrats--that's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Awesome find! I LOVE the wire on the doors!!!

Shelly said...

How pretty! It looks right at home in your dining room. That was a super buy. I really like the way you set the little Christmas tree up next to it.


Oh my goodness sweet friend, what a beautiful find and you fixed it up so pretty with such lovely things. Very nice. Hugs, FABBY

Unknown said...

This is PERFECT and DREAMY!!! I wish I could shop antiques with you!!!

Aimee @

Christa said...

It's gorgeous and fits right in with your decor! (It was a steal, too, and you know how "cheap" I am.)

Sometime I need your advice on my terribly boring and drab laundry room. You have the best ideas! :)

Pamela said...

What a fun find! You were right to go back and purchase it. I bet you just had a blast deciding what to put in it. Love having something new to decorate.