After last weeks folly of thinking Thursday was Wednesday, I'm back on track with a VTT post at the right time! Don't forget to go over to Suzanne's at Colorado Lady for all the other great Vintage Thingie Thursday posts!
Mr. Squash and I love antique oak furniture! Most of our furniture is oak - many pieces are antique. Today I'm showing you our two antique oak secretary's. The first one Mr. Squash got many years ago. It was found in a barn with only the top and was quite black with dirt, grime and stain. He refinished it and had the base cabinet built to coordinate with the top.
Here is the secretary in its open position. I love it for all of the cubbies and drawers!
The Queen Anne style secretary below was purchased a couple of years ago from a small antique dealer we really like. Times are so hard for independent dealers right now. We were quite happy to give him this sale! This secretary sits just inside of our front door. The wheat bundle on the floor next to it is the only little decoration our realtor would let us keep for showing!
Here it is open....during the holidays I like to dress it up! At Halloween I have a quirky "pumpkin tree" that sits on it along with other Fall decorations. At Christmas I put a whole bunch of holiday village houses on it with "snow" under them. When they are lit, they look so pretty through the window! This year with the house being on the market it will have to stay empty - I'll miss my decorations!
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