busted - the back story
Last weekend we purchased this cabinet at Sage Street Antiques, which is owned by the very sweet Eliza Werner. This shop is located in Sag Harbor and was made famous by a segment on Martha Stewart's original show. The selection and prices are very good and there is always a line to get in. Rain or shine, you will see the same people every weekend.
We're pretty much at the end of the line when it comes to collecting as space has become an issue in our current place. We don't want to end up on Clean House, but we still always find something in this shop (the vase and owl night light on top of the cabinet are from there, too). Collectors usually guard their sources like gold, but I encourage everyone to go there and buy everything you can! Save us from ourselves as we can't resist! Hence, this post.
Now, we need this cabinet like a hole in the head, but when I walked into the store and saw it, I knew it was going to be mine (assuming it could fit in the back seat of our car). It was love at first sight and the only reason I'm even writing about it is because I've never seen anything like it. I wasn't sure about the pink, but it has the coolest gold pin striping, so pink it will stay.
Those of you who read our blog might remember that a couple of days ago I was re-organizing my fabric stash and spread it all out. Scott was surprised by how much I had and was already referred to me as "Purl Patchwork II". I was surprised, too. But, I almost always purchase only a 1/4 yard of fabrics, so it's kind of just a lot of choices rather than quantity. At least that's what I tell myself ;).
So, this is how my organizational capabilities have evolved -
I used this beautiful Purlbee color wheel as a guide and must admit that I really like to arrange the fabrics and fuss with them endlessly. It's neat to get a sneak peak through the drawer fronts, too. And, I'm happy to see that my photo quality improves from the beginning to the end, but it still has a long way to go.
We don't know what this cabinet was originally used for, so if anyone has any idea, please let us know. Now, time to get crafty.
Photo Credit : Cindy from beginning to end