Sunday, July 27, 2008

One of My Favorite Things

Cindy at My Romantic Home is hosting a "My Favorite Things" blogging event. One of my favorite antiques is this oak secretary.
I found this at the Green Door Antiques in Philadelphia, Ms. They have since decided to retire and no longer operate the store. The owner, Nell, was always so nice. She would let me put stuff on lay a way and bring it home! How often does that happen? I think it took me 6 months to pay for this piece.
This piece is in our living area now, and was once in the foyer. I had a cleaning lady once that accidently broke the bow front glass with a mop! The owners were again once so nice...they ordered the new glass for me, and we took the door off so they could put it in.
Thanks for stopping in and looking at one of my favorite things!


28 comments:

Pat said...

That's a beautiful piece Diane! It would be my favorite piece too if I owned that!
Did you fire that cleaning lady?
Hugs, Pat

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Oh my, Diane, it's beautiful. I can see why it's one of your favorites!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Pat,
No I didn't. She didn't mean to, and it was easily fixed. Don't know if it will be that easy if it happens again! I do try to be careful. LOL

Alex said...

It is a very beautiful piece. :)

Thank you, also, for your continued support, prayers and love right now. The waiting is HORRIBLE, and I hope they tell me what is going on tomorrow...good...or bad. I'm ready for whatever they tell. I just want to get it over!

lisa said...

What a wonderful piece. It's stunning.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Joy said...

Such a handsome piece. And it's nice to have a special memory to go along with it. :o)

Liz said...

Oh my goodness! You must have been sick when it was broken. It is a beautiful piece. How cool that you were able to get it repaired.

Picket said...

Morning girl! Ohhhh that is such a 'treasure'! I love that! That is amazing to find such kind storeowners. This is a new week started...hope it is a great one for you dear friend!

My thrifty victorian home said...

That is a gorgeous piece. Easily a favorite were it my house too! I'll have to keep watching for something like this. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back to visit you.
Blessings,
Libby

Southern Lady said...

What a gorgeous -- and unique -- secretary, Diane. It's a shame to lose antique dealers like your friend Nell.

I hope you and Connor have a fun Monday.

Sincerely,

Janie

Shelia said...

Oh, Diane, this is so gorgeous! I can almost feel how your heart must have sunk when the glass was broken. It is truly a beautiful piece and I do believe it would be my favorite piece too! Thanks for popping in to see me today!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Kim's Treasures said...

What a beautiful secretary! It is accessorized beautifully!
Have a great day!
Kim

Dawn said...

Diane it's gorgeous!!! I am sure that poor cleaning lady felt awful when the glass broke!

I certainly can understand why this is one of your favorites!

take care,
Dawn

Jean said...

What a beautiful secretary!I love it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is a spectacular piece!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Diane! I'm trying to catch up on all my favorite blog stops! What a beautiful piece of furniture. So glad they were able to replace your glass (especially since they are no longer in business) This piece has so many advantages to it for decorating! Love it. I need to go explore your other posts I missed! Have a great Monday - Jeannette

The Berry's Patch said...

Great find! It's beautiful Diane. One of these days, when my kids are older, I'm going to collect more antiques.

Brenda said...

What a lovely piece of furniture. I need to find time to go looking. i have boxes piled up knee high to take to Collins for the store too.it has been all work here.

Joanne Kennedy said...

That is a lovely piece. Don't you hate when you find a great shop and they go out of business. Why does that always happen to the good shops?

Hugs,
Joanne

Blissful Nikki said...

wow! that piece is just STUNNING!

Rue said...

Hi Diane :)

That piece is gorgeous! It would be one of my favorites too :)

rue

Jeanne said...

Hello Diane, I have lots of catching up to do. The antique secretary is beautiful. There are lots of nice antique dealers out there. To find a friend in the business is special...

Thank you for all your kind comments this past week and always. I am happy to have some quiet time again. Three of my grands are still here. I kept them and extra week so my son and his bride could have some time alone. They are so good and no trouble, I'll enjoy more one on one time with them.

Love ya, Jeanne

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, I can see why this beautiful piece is one of your favs!

Sorry I missed this fun party of Cindy's!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Debbie said...

Oh what a lovely piece! It took me a moment to pull away from it so that I could tell you how beautiful it is. Thanks for sharing.

ceekay said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love pieces like yours. It would be a favorite of mine too!

Joy said...

I love your "Favorite Thing"! That is a lovely furniture piece, and well worth the six months that it took to pay for it!

Mo said...

What a beautiful and charming piece! I can see why it is one of your favorite things.

Angel said...

Thats a gorgeous cabinet. That would be one of my favorite things, too! :-)
~Angel