Wednesday, February 19, 2014

FURNITURE FICKLENESS

Here is the latest piece of furniture to enter our home on the ongoing furniture carousel.
Love the details --
 And the patina!
It seems as though I've had a love/hate relationship with my dish cupboards over the years.  It all started with the one below.  We were 23 years old; and this was the most expensive piece of new furniture we had bought to date -- an Ethan Allen maple hutch.  I was so proud!  It stayed with us through moves to six different houses.
 
But, house #6 was a 1898 Victorian, and I was wanting something old to more suit the house.  So, we sold my Ethan Allen to my sister-in-law.  
Next, filtering down through the family was this old buffet.  This was the only picture I could find; taken on a Christmas morning with all of the mess included.  This Craftsman buffet survived a couple more house moves.
Next came this curved glass china cupboard; we had moved to another Victorian house, and had inherited a bunch more dishes.
After moving to our current 1980s ranch 16 years ago, I endured the curved glass cabinet for a number of years; but never really liked it in this house.  We had a chance to sell it, so it was out of here.  In came this 1920s cupboard.  It has been holding part of my dish addiction for a couple of years.
It was still a little too fancy, so I've been pining for something to more suit our current aesthetic of simple and rustic.
And so we have the new (old) buffet.  Surprisingly, we haven't been trading up as the new piece cost less than any of the other cupboards with the exception of the free family buffet.  
 It's any one's guess how long this one will remain in favor.  Does anyone else suffer from furniture fickleness?

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9 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, I love your new cabinet. It's a very lovely piece. Now your first little hutch looks so much like the one I have in the breakfast room, except I know mine is not and Ethan Allen. I found it on Craigslist and just love it.
Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jann Olson said...

Love that word fickleness! I love furniture and always wish I had room for more. I have a hard time letting go of a piece if I love it. Thinking I need to get a little more fickle. lol! I adored many of the pieces you have had through the years. I have a secretary (a reproduction) that I haven't used in years. In storage at my sons house. It may need to go. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I love every single one of your pieces- and it is funny that you mention fickless - I totally have that disease.

I have been in this house 11 years and am currently on my 6th foyer table. I sold 4 for a fraction of the cost of the first 4 and the 5th I took up in the loft b/c I love it - but I wanted a cabinet skinny piece that held my candles, extra cat toys and extra tp since it is right across the hall from the downstairs guest bath with a pedestal sink and no good place for tp. So YES, I understand you completely. In fact I am worse - sixe tables in 11 years in same house? REALLY? My hubs thinks I am nuts and he is right.

Marigene said...

Beautiful piece of furniture...all of them are.
I have a thing on sofas, I can't tell you how many we have had in the past 25 years...I can think of 7 off the top of my head. I still haven't found the perfect one!

Alison Agnew said...

That's the beauty in buying older pieces-you don't feel so guilty switching things up now and again. And again!

Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

Alison
Nancherrow

Chatelaine said...

Love the new/old piece. And everything is safely tucked away.

I have a curved glass china cabinet from my grandmother so I am not giving it up for anything. I did have a hutch before I put the china cabinet in my house. The hutch resides in the basement office for now. I am thinking it needs to go. Much too large for the space.

Martha said...

I love that piece -- it has a wonderful patina. And yes, I know what you mean -- with different houses often require different furniture. This old house has period furniture (20s) that seems to fit it well with a few Asian pieces thrown in which wasn't in the 1980s ranch we had before nor the 1900 Victorian we had before that.

So I understand your "fickleness"!

Scribbler said...

This is a beautiful piece. I gave away my mother's curved glass cabinet twice! The first time it came home when my son didn't want to take it to Cali. The second time I gave it to my cousin who loved it. She gave me her mother's Frenchy sofa -- so we were both happy!

The Vintage Chateau said...

I love seeing all of your china cupboards. I've gone through a few myself! I actually like your present one the best, very classic and versatile.
Karee