It’s Treasure Tuesday again!
Today I’m going to be sharing a one of a kind piece of furniture that I got just a few weeks ago.
Remember: My Aunt Connie has had this piece sitting in her parent’s basement for years now, and it was just calling out for some love and attention. With just a simple wipe down with a damp rag and some Windex, she was clean as a whistle. And although it has some water damage to the top piece and the tracks are a little stiff on the drawers, this is quite the piece, including the original glass which has a beautiful wave to it. It’s subtle, but definitely there. Beauty in the imperfection, friends.
After doing some research, this beauty was made in 1916, the same year that the company who owned it was started, F.P, Burnap Stationary and Printing, in Kansas City, MO. It was used for filing and organizing old articles, papers and stationary. I can only imagine what these old drawers held.
Transform: Today this piece resides in our home, here in 2015 in Milford, Nebraska. It sits in our living room, just to the left of our fireplace and holds some things that are pretty close to my heart. It went from this…
Inspire: What I love about this piece is that it has the ability to showcase and store smaller pieces. The wavy glass panes give off an antique view and make the small pieces come to life even more. My sweet mama brought me some dried hydrangeas this last weekend from her garden and they look perfect atop the cabinet.
The pulls are all original. They make me smile whenever I open them.
Among the items in the glass cabinets, I chose some new and some old
A couple of my first Nell Hill purchases
My first piece of silver, along with my favorite wedding photo of me and my farmer and my wedding bouquet. I’ve been dying to showcase my bouquet for years, it was one of my favorite parts of our special day
The most adorable flour sifter, some sweet little hens and Eric’s Grandma Lee’s cookbook
And last but not least, my Grandma Mary’s coffee cups, my Grandma Louise’s hankie and my little cow creamer.
This type of furniture piece is, in my opinion, a once in a lifetime find. I love the character it brings to our home and I can’t wait to see how what’s in it’s drawers and behind the glass changes over the years.
A few of you sent in some pictures of the pieces that you have in your home. Keep them coming! I will start sharing some of your treasures in the next few weeks!