A very special find

October 5, 2011 at 8:24 pm 5 comments

I’ve wanted a special display cabinet with wooden (not glass) shelves since forever, but the really good ones have always been out of reach of my wallet. I still can’t quite believe that after a few minutes of haggling in one of my local antique shops last weekend I managed to get this 1930s cabinet with special leadlight panes for a reasonable price. A couple of hours, some white vinegar and elbow grease later, and it’s ready to be packed with trinkets and heirlooms!


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  • 1. coldcomfortcrafts  |  October 5, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Jealous. Very!

  • 2. Fun at the fair « Touchwooddesign  |  April 29, 2012 at 11:53 am

    […] most of my time at the embroidery stalls and brought this piece home to keep the dust off that display cabinet I bought a few months ago. Beautiful […]

  • 3. Dusting off memories « Touchwooddesign  |  December 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    […] My favourite new treasure is (predictably) this green spotty 1960s teacup set from Japan, which belonged to my paternal grandmother. It’s quite a departure from the hand-painted flowers favoured by my other grandma, but the decades seem to have stolen its story as well so I may never know how it came to be in her collection. This one went straight to the special display cabinet! […]

  • 4. Jennifer  |  November 25, 2016 at 8:44 am

    do you mind if I ask how much you paid? My mother has a similar lovely piece that she would like to sell and we have no idea what it is worth.

    • 5. touchwooddesign  |  November 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Hi Jennifer, it was a while ago so I can’t remember exactly but I think it was about $400 which is a really good price. I’ve similar ones for closer to $1000!!!


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