Sunday, February 19, 2017

Corner Curio

I was in Good Will on Friday, and found some awesome new "pretties".  I went in purposely looking for crystal, or cut glass items.  I had a reason for doing this which I will share shortly.

These are the items I found and purchased.  They make great statement pieces.  This bowl is huge.

All four pieces, $14

Why I was shopping for crystal and cut glass?

I was going through my email a few days ago, and had one about an online auction in an adjoining county.  I browsed through the photos of the items for sale, and there it was, a beautiful corner curio cabinet, just the right size for a corner in my dining room.  My husband had mentioned wanting one in that spot for several years, but we just kept putting off buying one.  This one looked nice, small in width, and the photos showed clean surroundings.  So I decided I would place a bid.  I set a cap of $100, even though I've found the same one online beginning at $375.00.

The auction would be over in a day and half. The first day, it looked as though I might get it for $50.00, but someone else started bidding too, and we went back and forth for a while.  In the end, I won it for $90.

I think I made a smart purchase.  It isn't extremely heavy, and I only found one small scuff on the upper door,which was easily repaired with a stain pen.

The huge bowl I purchased from GW, would not fit inside the curio, so I placed it on top with some greenery.

The curio is a Pulaski Furniture Demuline, size 24"x10"x70" with inside light, 2 opening doors, 6 shelves, dental molding at the top, in like new condition!!
I placed one large piece on each shelf, except the top shelf which also holds 2 small crystal votives, and I like the "less is more" look.

Entering the front door.

View coming out of the kitchen toward the front door.

So what do you think?  Was this a good deal?  I think it was and plan to enjoy it for a very long time!

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