...last night while cruising the town for some prairie dove love we stumbled upon what I would call a mother-load. An antique 1920's John M. Smith serpentine front cherry vanity dresser with matching mirror.
You want to know how in the world!!
Ok, I will share some secrets.
Last time I shared secrets I told you all that we find incredible pieces at storage units. People just empty them out and put the goods at the curb.
Here's another that never fails to let us down:
Townhomes are hot spots, as my husband describes them. There are several variables that factor into this equation.
1) The high density of people in such a small area guarantees more trash at the curb.
2) Mostly filled with young couples, they have a surplus of hand-me-down furniture. When they can finally afford to purchase "nice" furniture, the handed down items get tossed roadside.
3) These compact homes rarely have basements and most have just a one-car garage making storage of any kind rare and valuable. They have no room for unusable items.
Well, their trash is my treasure. Just check out the hammered hardware on this sister. The carvings on the legs are extravagant.
I have already bought her make-over materials. "Grace" will be finished with a national historic preservation honored teal green. Her cherry brown will compliment the blue-green colors.
I am so excited! And I just can't hide it!
By the way, some of you may recognize Clyde in the background there. Yep, he's still hanging around. I had a buyer for him lined up and she was making plans to come and pick him up with a vehicle. She contacted me two separate times to confirm. In the meantime, I turned away two other people who were interested in him and ready to buy because I had promised this one lady my Clyde. Well, guess what, she never came to my house. She did not return my calls either. I hope he sells soon. He's such a dapper tan color that anyone who sees him would immediately recognize his charm. I have renewed his online add, so maybe he will get a call soon!
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