Friday, July 8, 2011

Shabby Chic at the Squash House

Mr. Squash and I headed out early this morning to an estate sale in a tiny, Oregon town about 29 miles from us.  It was listed as "Caledonian Farmhouse Estate Sale".  There were to be antiques, vintage clothing from the 1800's, vintage fabric and lots more.  When we got there I saw a woman with an armload of gorgeous, antique clothing - she must have taken it all because I didn't see any more.  There was also no fabric to speak of left.  But....
...almost immediately I saw this odd cupboard.  I went over to take a look and started to get excited!  I've been looking for something to organize my fat quarters!
When I opened the door, I was instantly sold!  I just couldn't believe my luck!  The shelves are just wide enough for nicely folded fat quarters and I'll be able to fit lots of them inside as it is 50" tall!  I have just enough space left in my tiny studio for it to fit!  It's most definitely Shabby Chic - not really Squash House style, but I'll use it as is for now until I figure out a fun way to paint it.  I'm thinking a Primitive Milk Paint - any other suggestions?

I went in search of someone to hold it for me while we looked around.  Who should I find, but someone from our fly fishing club along with his wife, who were part of the sale!  We only know about a dozen people in town and seem to run into them all quite frequently - even this far from home!  They live near us, but joined with the farmhouse owners for the sale!  It's truly a very small world.

Speaking of fly fishing, Mr. Squash and I are flying in to the Minam Lodge for a few days of fishing on Monday.  If you haven't read my Minam River Wedding story on the left sidebar, grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the story!  We'll be back on Wednesday with what I hope are some really good fish stories!

14 comments:

ferne said...

Love your find! I would have swooped it up too. Have a fun fishing trip! Ours have all been very close to home lately because our garden, orchard and cats need us here.

Lynn said...

What a find! Absolutely perfect for storing fabric. You are going to have fun filling it up.

Kim said...

Love your new fat-quarter cupboard. Bet you are still smiling about this treasure. :-D

AnnieO said...

Wonderful addition to any quilter's studio--so glad you snapped it up. I loved your Minam Wedding story so much. Have a great vacation!

Ulla said...

Great cupboard! I could fill it in no time.
Happy fishing and refreshing your memories at the Minam Lodge!

Stephanie said...

A terrific cabinet. I like the thought of milk paint. Have you thought of a color or keep it white? Looking forward to your fish stories.

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your new cabinet! Have a fun time fishing!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great find! Your new cabinet will be great for storing fat quarters. Pretty too :-)

Louise said...

Absolutely good find!! Score one for the Squash household..you are definitely a winning team. I love cupboards as they are so useful..Have a great weekend..we had rain both on Thurs. and Fri. and today our sun has disappeared and it is quite cool. okay by me.

Jackie said...

It'll make a wonderful place for fat quarters. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it paint wise. I know you'll come up with something good.

Enjoy your trip!

pratima said...

Oh, so sorry that you missed out on fabrics! But your cupboard is so cute! I love it! The fun part will be to fill this little one to the brim ;-)
Enjoy your fishing trip!!

Carrie P. said...

great find.
going on a second honeymoon? enjoy your time at the river.

Linda said...

What an awesome find!! I love finding things like that just when you have the perfect use for it too! Perfect for FQs. You'll have it looking great and fitting right in at the Squash House!

Houseelf said...

Brilliant cupboard- perfect for fabric- great find!