Do you keep a running list of things to look for when you're thrifting? I feel like I walk through antique and consignment stores muttering, "Pairofnightstands, diningchairspossiblyDuncanPhyfe, largedresser, buffet, antiquewardrobe, pairofarmchairs. NO QUEEN ANN LEGS!*"
|White walls: Benjamin Moore White Dove. Black Trim: Benjamin Moore Black Beauty. Light Fixture: Helena Chandelier by Cal Lighting. Rug: Nyla by Loloi.|
The hunt gives me a thrill, but I was glad to cross "buffet" off the list last week. I was picky, because I wanted a place to set up a bar and safely display my Grandma's china and our wedding crystal. A tall, traditional china cabinet seemed a bit too stuffy for us, and a typical buffet with storage cabinets doesn't normally display what's inside. I wasn't sure what we needed, but I had a feeling I'd know it when I saw it.
My heart skipped a beat when I saw this long, low buffet at Remix Furniture Consignment. It was perfect: The pattern on the doors matches the pattern carved into the top of our dining room table, and the cabinet lights up and makes our crystal sparkle. The crazy thing is that I'd seen it on Craigslist, hesitated, and regretted it. Lucky for me, the owner decided to get rid of it quickly by consigning it. It was meant to be! And as much as I love antiques, I was relieved that this piece isn't antique, because that meant it wasn't expensive. The shopkeepers were so nice, they even loaded it into the van I'd borrowed. This wasn't my first purchase from Remix, and it won't be my last.
|I love the Duncan Phyfe pattern on the doors. I grew up with a piece of furniture that had similar glass doors, and I always admired it.|
Hey, how was your weekend? Yesterday we celebrated our one year anniversary at the family lake house where we were married. It was a pretty low-key celebration: My Dad snapped some pictures of us posing in the same spot where we said our vows, and then we ate one year old wedding cake that still tasted surprisingly fresh. Later that evening, we shared dinner at Mafioza's, the same place where we celebrated our engagement. I can't believe we've already been married a year! We've grown so much closer over the last year, and life with Keith just keeps getting better. I'm so excited to see what our second year of marriage brings.