Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Antique Display Cabinet

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I must say...I had a pretty good junking weekend last weekend. First, I found that campaign dresser, which has a new home in the dining room. I also scored that set of Anne of Green Gables books. THEN I picked up this bad boy. 


It was at a local antique shop. It had been there for quite a long while...we're talking years. I've always admired it and had an idea for it, but the price was a bit prohibitive. The vendor was actually in the store, so I asked if the "firm" price was actually firm. Turns out that it wasn't! :)


Which means that this beauty came home with me. What is it, you ask? Well...


It's an antique bathroom ware display from the SAN-O-LA line from Art Brass Co. of New York. In the photo below, it's sitting behind the sofa. That should give you an idea of it's size.


It would have displayed bathroom accessories such as soap holders, tumbler holders, toothbrush holders, etc. I found the ad below that shows some of the antique accessories.


We are building up to a long-overdue master bath reno this spring/summer. The display cabinet will be incorporated into the design. There are a couple options I'm still considering as far as placement and use in the master bath, so I'll keep you posted as decisions get made!! :)


12 comments:

  1. What a fantastic piece! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  2. You must have a BIG bathroom to put that puppy in there! It's beautiful! I love signs or anything that has antique lettering on it. As for your books on Anne of Green Gables. I just read most of the series last year and loved them. I also read The Little House on the Prairie books and some other writings by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I love children's books! One adult fiction I read last year that was my best book of 2011 was Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. I highly recommend it! Like you, I enjoy books from another time or at least books where people are self-sufficient. I'm on Pinterest too and have a list of books to read and books I've read but I just started it.
    I can't wait to see what you use your cupboard for although it's pretty right where it is. Just wait until you put things in it...wow!

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  3. Love it, and I have a similar one. It is in a building we are remodeling that used to be an old barber shop. So the cabinet housed old barber toiletries. I think I'll do a post on it next week along with some of the other vintage "junk" in the shop.

    Do you think you will paint yours?

    ~Bliss~

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  4. What a GREAT piece! One of my favorites I've seen-I love those old cabinets that have the lettering on them. xo Diana

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  5. WOW!!!! What an awesome find! I can only imagine just how excited you must be....it is such a fabulous piece!!!!! I can hardly wait to see it in your bathroom now!!!
    ~Des

    PS. I am now following you on Google....hope you
    will follow me back :o)

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  6. How exciting! A reno of the master bath!!! Can't wait to hear about it and see what you do! I'm having fun watching your pins too. Thanks for the link up.
    Sherry

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  7. What a great piece. Will be looking forward to seeing it in your bath redo.
    Barb

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  8. Beautiful cabinet! Good for you for asking! I'm just starting to feel brave enough to ask things like that.

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  9. The cabinet find is fabulous!! Love it
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. Oh my gosh, what a great piece! Now following through Linky!

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