Sunday, August 14, 2011



My new old house is now home to an antique Hoosier cabinet. Though I'd looked online for a long time and searched antique shops, the only Hoosiers I had found were either too expensive for my budget or located too far away for "local" pick-up, on which many Ebay users insist. On Wednesday I was browsing the consignment shop in downtown Miamisburg and happened to tell the owner I'd been searching for a Hoosier online that morning. He said he'd just received one and asked if I'd like to see it. He didn't have to ask twice. After searching for one for such a long time, I was excited to see one directly in front of me. A number of people were stopping to look at it so I was sure it wouldn't be there for long. The cupboard has a couple minor issues but it's an antique so I expect it to have a few blimishes. Those don't bother me one bit. Just as in my new old house, those things add character. The roll top door needs a little work. The slats are all there but two of them have pulled loose. For that reason, and because of a crack in the glass window on the middle cupboard door, the consignment shop owner gave me a great deal on the piece. The owner of the wood shop on Main Street repairs antique furniture so I'll ask him for an estimate. While at the consignment shop, Glenn took a fancy to a rocking chair so we bought that too. We loaded up the Hoosier and the rocker and took them to their new old home. I'm already thinking about how I might decorate the Hoosier for the holidays.


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

what a wonderful hoosier you is neat..where are you going to put it? also can't wait to see it decked out with all your kitchen christmas goodies.;)

Whimsey Creations said...

Oh that's a nice one! I too can't wait to see it decorated.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh Kady, your a lucky girl ~ I love it! I was looking at some of them while antiquing yesterday and they were to high for my pocket book. Maybe someday I'll get lucky like you!
I love the rocking chair too!
Prim Blessings

annie said...

I love your cabinet! Nothing like them, and the rocker too. It makes me so happy to see how your home is coming together for you. I hope you really get to enjoy all of it. Thanks for posting, it's great to read!

Donna said...

What a beauty! I am glad that you finally got your long-awaited treasure!!!

TheRustyThimble said...

Hello kady love your hoosier send me a message and let me know how much it was, I found one this weekend and did not know what the going rate was on them.

Great rocker too

nancy huggins said...

Wow..Love the hoosier and the rocking chair is really nice did good..I think I need to find a bigger house :)

Merilyn said...

Love your new old hoosier! I have always wanted one similiar, here we call them kitchen dressers.
I think everyone home needs a rocking chair! great finds!!!