Look at this beautiful cabinet that our friend, Marge, GAVE to us! She's 84 and just kind of cleaning out things ~ no children ~ so she's giving things to people who appreciate them. Evidently, years ago, Sonny and I both admired this cabinet and she remembered that ~ neither one of us did!! The guys brought it home last week and set it in the garage where I attacked it with a vengeance!! I scrubbed it twice with Murphy's Oil Soap ~ buckets and buckets of it ~ and waxed it twice with Howard's Feed and Wax (love that stuff ~ bought it in Ligonier). It had been in their basement for years and it definitely didn't look like this when it arrived! I got it done in one day and they got it set in that night! Houseguest Jackie was arriving from Pa. and I wanted it all done before we left town. The Ethan Allen hutch that resided there moved to my son, Teddy's house ~ they were having a party Friday night and Miki was anxious to get it in place for their gathering!! We were motivated women!!!
On Monday evening, we had Marge over for dinner so she could see how great her gift fit right in at our house!! We took the doors off ~ they are hand beveled ~ great doors! But, I couldn't display my redware and pottery and with the doors open, it just overwhelmed the space. So, they're in the basement, marked so that when we're old and dead, someone will know where they belong!
This is it ~ things can go to pot around here in a hurry ~ we have unexpected house guests ~ just went to Subway and ordered a gourmet meal ~ yikes!!! I think it might be cocktail time!!! Talk to you soon!