Monday, April 6, 2009

2nd Time Around: Oak Secretary

Welcome to 2nd Time Around. If you love antiques, garage sales, thrift stores, flea markets, etc. you are in the right place. Just create a post and link to Mr. Linky below. I look forward to visiting you.

For the past 3 weeks, I’ve shown some of my furniture that I purchased from the Green Door Antiques in Philadelphia, Ms. This secretary is one of the last pieces I bought, and one of the pieces I spent the most on. I didn’t buy it the day that I saw it, but got home and thought about it and you see that I went back to get it. Since it cost a little more that I usually paid the nice owner let me put it on lay-a-way for 6 months instead of the usual 3. But I still brought it home with me that day!

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Several months after I bought it, the housekeeper that we had while I was working backed into it and broke out the bow front glass. The owners of the Green Door ordered us a new piece of glass, and installed it for us charging only for the glass! They have now closed their store-I hope I won’t have anymore broken glass!

Thanks for stopping by!

Diane




35 comments:

bj said...

This piece is absolutely STUNNING, Diane...just beautiful...
Thank you for hosting again...
compared to your priceless piece, my little 2nd time arounder is pretty pitiful...but, I'll do it anyway! :O)
xo bj

Mad Red Hare said...

That secretary is beautiful! What a great place that you bought it from. We let customers take a piece home and still put it on layaway. Can't do that at Wal-Mart!

Joy said...

Absolutely exquisite!

Joanna said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture.

Picket said...

Diane that piece is gorgeous!!!! How sweet that the store owners let you do that...proves you were a great friend and customer! Love the Blue Monday pic...those boys are growing up so fast girl!

Beth at Aunties said...

Is is a gorgeous piece of furniture. I am glad you could replace the glass and also hope it never breaks again.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, you have some mighty nice store owners to do that for you, and I love that piece! It looks so pretty the way you have it arranged. I can see why you love it.

Thanks so much for linking for me. I really appreciate it. I have just gotten in and will be gone all day tomorrow. Will try to make some blog rounds tonight.

Sending you much love...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Cheryl said...

Man-oh-man you've got the nicest furniture! What a beautiful piece!

Bo said...

Hi Diane...that is one beautiful secretary! I don't think I've ever seen one made like that...I am so glad the bowfront glass could be replaced...it is a true treasure!
;-) Bo

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Diane...What a beautiful secretary! You vignettes look wonderful on/in it! Ouch..curved glass is so expensive...I'm so glad you could have it replaced! Happy 2nd time around Tuesday!

Darlene said...

That is a GORGEOUS piece! It is too bad the little store has closed down now. We hope there will be no more glass accidents. Hope you have a great Tuesday!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely gorgeous piece, Diane!! Breathtaking!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

It's so pretty! Glad you were able to get that glass fixed easily.
~Michelle

Amy said...

Oh my gosh, what an absolutely gorgeous piece of furniture. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Thank you also for hosting the party. It is going to be a lot of fun to see what everyone posts this week. Amy :)

Tink *~*~* said...

To think, the glass survived a long time and through several relocations before being broken during a routine cleaning. I'm glad you were able to get it replaced.

Tink *~*~*
Feeding the birds can be hazardous to your vacation

Melissa Miller said...

What a gorgeous piece of furniture! :)

Nola @ the Alamo said...

That is an absolutely beautiful piece of furniture! It's so versatile, too. I can see using it in almost any room in the house.

The blog of MBW said...

Beautiful piece of furniture.

Thanks for hosting 2nd time around Tuesday. :-)

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Those old antiques are just ageless. And priceless as well!
Brenda

jeanne said...

Dear Diane, thank you so much for your many kind words about Beth. We are so sad still but at peace, knowing she won't suffer any more.

Your secretary is beautiful and I can't imagine how you must have felt when the bow front glass was broken. Thank heaven it could be replaced. How sad the dealers went out of business. It is happening to lots of dealers these days. My sisters have been in the antique business for nearly 25 years and things are tough for them too. One thing that has helped them is getting into the internet E-Bay business.

Your grandsons are adorable in your header. They are the most handsome little guys. I love the Connor soccer story. Bribery is GOOD! LOL. Congrats on his 2nd trophy in soccer.

Hugs and love...Jeanne

ann said...

Diane,I love this.I am so glad you went back and got it.
Your luck is like mine.it always my new things that get damaged.at least this was fixable.
i will be back next wk.i just couldn't think of a thing today...Ann

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture! The trim on the little lamp looks just like what I sell. Hmmm...will have to find little lamp to decorate!

Shelia said...

OH, Diane. I just love this piece! It's gorgeous and you've decorated it so nicely.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

What a beautiful piece! How sad that the dealers went out of business! It seems like they really cared about customer service!

Manuela

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous secretary desk Diane!

Happy To Be said...

Diane that piece is to die for girl WOW!! and you knoow what I have that milk pitcher just like you do and just posted about it too funny...Thanks for making me drool..now I love your new header picture and what blog is your daughters Diane I would love to visit her...Thanks hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lorrie said...

Diane this is a wonderful piece. I can understand why you went back for it and I'm sure you don't regret your decision. I bet you enjoy it every day.

Candy said...

It is a lovely piece and sure to be admired for years to come. It has wonderful detail from top to bottom.
Cheers, Candy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That is such a unique and gorgeous piece of furniture, and I love the pretties you have displayed in it. This is so was worth the 6 mo. of payments. laurie

Joanne said...

My post is up!
http://simply-saving.com/thrift-store-finds/

Southern Lady said...

What a beautiful secretary, Diane ... and unique, too. I love the mirror on top. I'm so glad you could have the glass replaced. I know your cleaning lady felt terrible about it.

Smilingsal said...

I'm so glad that you were able to repair it for a nominal cost. It's beautiful.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

It's a STUNNER!!! I love it. And so much storage to boot.

p.s. Your Easter header photo is the BEST. :-)

RobinfromCA said...

Beautiful piece! I love how you've kept the decor on it simple so as not to detract from it's beauty.

Robin

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It's such a beautiful piece! I'm glad it was able to be repaired. I bet the cleaning lady was so upset. poor thing.

It's too bad your favorite antique shop went out of business --I hope you find another good one soon!