Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lotsa Drawers!


Someone asked about this cabinet that was partially visible in a post last week.
It is an old dental cabinet.

I bought it in Eagle River, WI at an antique shop and hauled it home in my trunk. I used a bungee cord to hold the trunk closed. It gave way about every 40 miles and I would stop and refasten it.

I got home expecting my husband to unload it. He was not around but I was not concerned as I returned a few hours early.

After about a half hour I got a phone call telling me he was in the hospital with a broken arm. He was standing on the TOP of a rickety ladder and and trying to saw a branch off a tree overhead with a chain saw.

I went right to the hospital with the cabinet in the trunk and finally got home after dark.

I had to call a friend to unload it so I could got back to the hospital at 6 a.m. for the surgery on his arm. My friends were already in bed for the night but they came over and unloaded it for me.


The drawers are very shallow so it does have limited use. It is in our sunroom/family room so it is not a place I would put sewing supplies.
It is a great decorative piece. It holds my grandmother's bowl and my great aunt's lamp. Neither piece is particularly valuable, but both have great sentimental value.

The cabinet also now has family history and a story - as does most everything in our house.

9 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh, it is just wonderful. I love the fact that it has shallow drawers- things will not get buried underneath other stuff. Hope the hubby is all recovered.

Anonymous said...

I just love drawers and now I understand why yours are such good looking drawers.......

Thanks for telling us about them.... posting as anonymous in Texas so I don't have to sign out of blog reader, loose my place and then sign back in..... it did not use to be so convoluted ..... Texas says hey!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I understand your frustration about commenting.

Eva said...

What a piece of furniture! It is beautiful because "form follows function". And it is kind of surrealistic, driving the idea of drawers to the peak.
Hope your husband will soon be well again!

Gayle said...

I have a terrible weakness for small drawers - your piece of one of the nicest I've ever seen! Love it!

June@I will craft said...

What a great piece and a story that you will always remember.

Annie said...

The cabinet is way cool! The story with it should go down in your family's history!

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

Visiting from Share the Love link party.....

Just love those drawers! Even if all you could fit in them was pieces of paper, it'd be worthwhile because it's so pretty!

Off to check out the rest of your blog!

very merry vintage style said...

What a fun piece of furniture & a great story behind it. Thanks for linking to the party at Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary