A place to share my passion for handmade cards and various other creative exploits.
Friday, August 26, 2011
I just had to share my latest craft acquisition. My Mom and I were visiting the junk/second hand furniture shops last week looking for a walnut chest of drawers for my Dad. We found a stunning Oriental Rosewood table inlaid with mother of pearl and this antique oak filing cabinet. I was taking photos as we went from shop to shop to send them to my Dad. I sent the Rosewood table photo to him, not thinking that he would buy it as it was very expensive, well blow me down, he bought it and is absolutely thrilled with it, He got a value from the USA and it is worth ten times what he paid for it.
I was given the filing cabinet as a gift today and I am over the moon with it and it won't take me long to fill. I need to replace the top and on Monday am off to Rare Woods to buy a piece of oak for that purpose. Neil will help me with other little repair jobs over the weekend and then I can stain it and hopefully by this time next week it will be all ready to use.