Saturday, May 30, 2015

Third Times The Charm. . .

There's something about the rule of three's. . .
if at first you don't succeed, try, try again!
and then there's. . .Strike three. . .You're out!

However, for me, On Crooked Creektt. . .
it was the third unsuccessful attempt to $ale this primitive cabinet 
that made me realize. . .it was meant to be.

"Mr. Ed" and I acquired this primitive cabinet 
while residing on the other side of the Prairie.

Through the 25 plus years that we've owned this cabinet,
it has served us well. Most recently, we used it as a display cabinet.

So~o~o. . .
I decided that three was a reasonable amount of times
to try to transact a $ale. . .and made the administrative decision to keep it.

Can I say that "Mr. Ed" was not 'overjoyed' 
to carry this beast back down the stairs? ? ?

Now that it is in its final resting place,
I decided this primitive cabinet needed a "fresh role "
in On Crooked Creektt's Family Room!

This cabinet is the "perfect piece" for housing "Mr. Ed's" Trout dinnerware!

I began by filling the narrow top shelf with dessert/salad plates,
coffee mugs, a decorative votive candle holder and a brass dinner bell.

came the short shelf, which was a "perfect fit" for all the dinner plates,
and the rest of the bowls and dessert/salad plate.

what I call the "challenging shelf"!

Due to its narrow and long interior, 
this shelf has always been one to test my styling patience.

Using the Complete Outdoor Encyclopedia as a riser,
I filled this space with a mug rack and the remainder of the coffee mugs.
Behind the mug rack, resting at an angle, is a hand carved wooden fish tray.

I finished the interior of the primitive cabinet 
with some vintage pine cone decor plates 
that "Mr. Ed" and I primarily use during the holiday season.

The a d o r a b l e white squirrel resting upon an acorn
is a "gift" from my dear blog friend,
Lynne @ Lynne's Gifts From The Heart (here) this past year.

Atop the cabinet,
I used an heirloom butter churn and some dairy crocks 
from "Mr. Ed's" boyhood Family Farm.
I combined them with some decoratively hand painted Rainbow Trout.

Try,  try,  try as I could. . .
I couldn't $ell this primitive cabinet!

I guess for "Mr. Ed" and I. . .
On Crooked Creekttthird times a charm!

Until next time. . .

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Patricia Krank said...

I'm glad you got to keep it Pat! I felt that way about some of the things we didn't sell before moving too and I'm happy I have them here to enjoy. You've filled it with all kinds of beauty. Love the fishing theme!

podso said...

IT must be meant to be. And you've done a nice job with it. The shelving is unusual, and you have done well styling it and making the most of that shelving. Looking good!

Marigene said...

I can't imagine why you would want to sell that great is perfect for storing and showing beautiful dishes. Glad that you were able to talk Mr. Ed into hauling it downstairs!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I would have wanted to keep it too!!! I love how you have displayed the dishes and mementos!

Janet Garon said...

I love how you styled the cabinet! Wonderful job and I think it was meant to stay with you, just look how you brought it to life!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a wonderful cabinet! I'm so happy you found it's resting place and it really looks like it's the perfect home. Those dishes are just awesome!
I am happy I found your great blog.