Monday, March 31, 2008

It was meant to be...



There's a little story behind this box... I went to the flea last month, and saw this display case sitting in the bed of the seller's truck. My heart fluttered, but I had the feeling it was already sold. :( So with a long face , I made my way down up and down each row. I could not stop thinking about that case! I'm sure many of you can relate. I was kicking myself for not getting there just 15 minutes earlier. On my way out, I went back to the seller just one more time...maybe the buyer forgot to pick it up? Wishful thinking but no way..it was gone. Later that morning, I phoned a friend whom I had seen earlier that morning, and asked her if she had seen that case. Actually, I wasn't too surprised when I found out she was the lucky new owner of the piece I was drooling over. So I asked her to give me first dibs if she ever decided to sell it. Well, I never dreamed she would call, but 2 days ago, I received an email from her. I could not wait to go pick it up, and I cradled it like a baby all the way to the car! hahaha... Sometimes I look over at it and still can't believe it's here with me..after all that fuss.


The glass door opens in the most unique way! There is a latch on either side and the doors lays forward instead of swinging open like a door. I thought this was a clock case, but I'm beginning to think otherwise.

Okay ..so now I need to hear your opinions. It has a slot for glass shelf about mid way. Do I have a piece of glass cut for this, or should I leave it as is and display a taller piece? I would love to display a few old clocks in it, but they seem to get lost on the bottom shelf. I also love the bust displayed in it, but she might be a bit too large for it.. your thoughts?

7 comments:

a said...

That's beautiful bud, love the look of that case & cool story too! ummmmmmmm??? I think I would have a piece of glass cut so that I could change it up with the display...sometimes using the glass shelf, sometimes not.

Joy said...

Some things were just meant to be, huh?

The bust looks gorgeous in there but why not have the glass cut and then you can change it out every so often...two looks for the price of one!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you Joy! Give yourself OPTIONS Nanc! Sometimes use the shelf, sometimes don't - That way you have SO many different display options! This is a BEAUTY! You're a lucky Gal! Enjoy!:) Jen

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

My curio cabinet has interchangeable glass shelves which I change around according to the height of the goodies I want to display... I'm all for having a glass shelf made! I LOVE your case!!!!

quiltdoggie said...

I vote for the glass too, Nancy. . . . . yep, it was KISMET, you were MEANT to have that beauty!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic cabinet! I would get the glass cut so you can use it either way. What a neat story of how you came upon the cabinet.

purpleflowerfairy said...

what a FABULOUS find! this is gorgeous. i have been looking for something like this... maybe i'll get lucky when the flea markets start up again here at the end of the month =) debbie