Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What Makes Us Fall In Love?

With that perfect piece of furniture!


Is it the precise cut
scalloped board on the top?


Is it the use of discarded pieces of material?


Is it the need for a certain size?

Is it the crusty, crackled wonderfulness?


Is it the use of wood and metal?

Is it a wonderful odd pull?

Is it the use of
a different latch on every single door?







Or how about the use of
three different sets of hinges?



Or is it the fact that we know
some handsome man made this piece with pride
for his lovely wife to fulfill all her needs?
What ever the reason,
I love the rush I get when my eyes fall on that perfect piece!
My heart begins to race,
my face starts to get red and flush.
And my head actually starts to spin!
You know the very minute
that the perfect piece presents itself to you.
You know that whatever you have to do
to own that piece, on matter what, it's coming home with you!
Beg, borrow, or steal (not really), but you know what I mean!
Theresa

22 comments:

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...

WHAT A GREAT CUPBOARD !
I AM LIKE YOU WHAT A GREAT FEELING WHEN THAT SPECIAL PIECE CATCHES YOUR EYE
YOUR HEART SKIPS A BEAT AND YOU KNOW IT JUST HAS TO BE YOURS !!
GREAT POST !!!!!!!!
WARMLY
JANET

NanaDiana said...

I think for me-it is a piece that speaks to my heart and reminds me of another time and place. Either that- or it is a bargain;>) Hugs-Diana

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Wow that is one super awesome piece and yes know the feeling. Is it new?

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

She is a beauty!
:)

Sue said...

Yes, I KNOW "that" feeling very well when you just have to have it, when it calls your name, when you can't quit thinking about it! I totally understand why that piece called your name. It is totally awesome!!

Take care, Sue

bella said...

Its the crusty, crackled wonderfulness!! I love that old paint - that takes years to get that patina
This is a keeper , right?
Sue

June said...

Whatever it was (or is) I just fell in love as well!!! What a wonderful piece of furniture Theresa. For me it was the crackly, crusty, rusty wonderfulness of it!!!
hugs

julie miller said...

What a yummy cupboard!! Everything about it is perfect!! You are one lucky gal! Have a great day! Julie

Denise said...

Yummy piece! Yesterday, my daughter and I went to a fabric store that you have to walk through a high end furniture store to get to. On the way out, we noted that we hated every piece of expensive new furniture in there. Then we had a good laugh and decided if it's not old, chipped up, peeling paint, repaired or in need of repairs, we just couldn't love it.

Anji Johnston said...

Gorgeous piece! Every thing 'odd' about it is perfection. And I love your thoughts of some handsome man making this for his beloved! Enjoy every bit of chippy paint and rust.

vicki archer said...

No better feeling that finding the perfect 'find'....xv

Tamarah said...

Oh THANK HEAVENS Theresa....I was putting 'those flushes' down to the 'change' but on close reflection, they DO occur each & every time I spy a DIAMOND in the rough....THANK YOU for easing my mind on THAT score....hahahahahaha....Pic number 5 is my fave....Sweet, perfect, decay....** sigh ** ....Oh YES....Here comes the 'flush'....

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

sassytrash said...

WOW, that cupboard IS perfection!! If that doesn't get your pulse racing, you need to be checked! Great pick!

Jackie said...

that's a keeper for sure...you have THE eye!
jackie
blissfarmantiques

Darlie said...

Simply divine!

Faded Charm said...

I think it's all of the above! What a wonderful piece and I do know what you mean and didn't know others got those same feelings about old junk. My family certainly doesn't get it!

Have fun with your new little piece of heaven.

Kathleen

Tarnished and Tattered said...

TOT,
Wow, it is awesome! Just proves you CAN indeed fall in love with a 'thing'! LOL Lisa

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Yeah, I just came from Sisters', I feel your pain!

Paige Thomas King said...

i have a piece in the shop that i feel exactly the same way about! it's been repaired several times--with a piece of leather, a piece of tin and the bottom of soup can!!! the patina is perfect the punched tin doors are lovely.
i absolutley love your piece!
paige

starsfault said...

Don't you just love how nothing was wasted or thrown away? If it still worked, it was kept and put to use. I love that frugal view of the world, rather than our throw-away approach today. There is so much character in old furniture pieces. Just wish my hubby felt the same way I do!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Near Speechless!*!*! ~ Great Form & PeRfeCtly Chippy!*!*!

Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Oh MY MY MY.....what is this beauty I see....itis thebest, I am serious on this one!! I would fight for that piece! Hugs, Janna

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