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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

the cupboard that filled a little red car



as most of you know
a few weekends ago i spent a great weekend with
Kerry and some fabulous friends
at a quilting retreat at
at Nundle

as i said in my previous post i had a great weekend
but to top it off and make it just that little bit better
i made a rather large purchase

it all started with a discussion about antique furniture and 
Kerry mentioned there was a guy in Nundle who renovated old furniture
and that his specialty was meat safes
as i have wanted a old meat safe (purely for decoration) for about twenty years

i was intrigued so Kerry promised to take a few of us down  to his workshop for a look

so on Sunday afternoon after we had finished up we headed on down to

Ratters Flat antiques

Kevin creates the most beautiful things out of old bit's and pieces that he gathers


these gorgeous bird houses have real stained glass in the steeple and windows
they were just gorgeous and any bird would be lucky to call this home


this cupboard really took my fancy, but it was much to big for were i wanted to put it and i couldn't think of anywhere i could fit it. . . . . .

i reluctantly walked away . . . . . . it was stunning


this cupboard had already found a home, is was really cute, and Kevin even used old cotton reels for the handles


Kevins place is well worth a visit, just to see all the beautiful things he has created from the bits and pieces he has gathered, his yard is amazing 

but i can guarantee you will want to take something home

so what did i bring home?

well
this is my new pride and joy





Kevin has great attention to detail


these are crappy photos but they show how my meat safe just fitted in my little red
corolla (that it the front passenger seat, leaning forward)


all i can say is, she may be a little car but like the Tardis there is a lot of room in there



this is my cupboard all filled with my beautiful quilts and my favourite 1940's china 

i am really thrilled with it 
and it just fits in perfectly  

so if you are up Nundle way make sure you drop into 

Ratters flat's antiques
 on the banks of the Peel river
Nundle

hope your hands are working on a project that you love

Ciao




6 comments:

Cubby House Crafts said...

Oh your cabinet looks fantastic with all your quilts and china!
Lisa

Chookyblue...... said...

the cupboard is great..........and I am still amazed you fitted it in the car........

Fiona said...

Fantastic find and it looks perfect with pretty cups and quilts..... so good when you find 'just the right thing'...
Hugz

Deb R said...

what an amazing find!! looks gorgeous with your treasured items in it!!!

Anita said...

Looks perfect for your quilts and china!!
WAAAHHHH!!! I want one too LOL

Susan said...

It's beautiful Trish. I can see why you had to bring it home. Love the natural wood finish. It looks perfectly complete filled with your treasures.