Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My latest score was


In that it has completely transformed my prop shop and helped to make it much more organized and accessible.

I found it at the estate sale I posted about on Friday out in the garage. 

I don't think anyone noticed it.

My first thought was "it's perfect for the prop shop!"  I looked for a price tag and spied a piece of masking tape with $50 scrawled on it.

What makes it so unique is that it has 16 drawers and they are all 24" deep!

My husband and I went back on Saturday to pick up this behemoth.  I was feeling a bit guilty about having him deal with this over a long holiday weekend.  Even the estate sale guy, Rick, told me I better make it worth his while!

Well all my guilt quickly disappeared when we got it to the prop house and found the perfect spot for it.

We had to shuffle things around but I can't believe how perfect it is to store and display my "smalls".

It sort of feels like shopping in an old time general store.  I'm going to label all the drawers today.

Tomorrow I'll give you a peek inside the prop shop.

I want to thank those of you who took the time to email me and leave encouraging comments about the recent blogger woes that have been plaguing so many of us.  Your words and support meant the world to me!

New treasure listed at


Proper Hunt said...

What a great find! And you've filled it with such wonderful little treasures!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Such a great find...all that organisation calls out to my OCD tendancies! Love it! Hope you are keeping well, Terri. xx

Kathysue said...

Terri, what a great piece for organizing your smalls, I love it!!! Prop shop looking Good!!!xo Kathysue

A Perfect Gray said...

I love it! would have it in MY HOUSE!

Anonymous said...

Boy your husband must really love you ... what a guy!

Karena said...

Terri I adore this piece!! Wow what a deal! I cannot wait to see more!

Come and enter my new Giveaway from Tracy Porter!

Art by Karena

vignette design said...

What a steal Terri! Perfect for your prop shop. I love all the little drawers and everything in them. Great find!

Unknown said...

Love this! Pieces like this are exactly why I love estate sales...you never know what you are going to find and what a steal it will be.

lvroftiques said...

What a score! And so perfect for all your pretties! Vanna

quintessence said...

LOVE this piece. It could go anywhere and be anything!!!

The enchanted home said...

WOW....steal of the year!!!!!!!! GREAT piece and it could literally go anywhere...lucky you, you are one lucky gal...I should take you with me on my next shopping spree!

Anonymous said...

YAY! We can comment again!

That is a great piece. Not just the height and the depth and the fantastic number of drawers but those little lable slots on the front are oozing with charm. Industrial chic?

Lori Cartwright said...

Lucky you! I would like about 5 of these. Thanks for sharing.

Love from Lori C.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a great score! I love anything with multiple drawers.

Kerry said...

Great score Terri and I can't wait to explore the prop house, even if it just has to be virtually :)

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

Hey Doll Face, this is a score indeed. I can not believe all the treaures in those drawers. Show us more!!!! Thinking of you, and yes I tried to comment but no luck. In fact I enjoyed the break. See you soon I hope.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

You are so organized. Great display and great husband!

Linda in AZ * said...

* "SUCH A DEAL!"... I have been LOOKING for something along these lines for aaaages!!! (Somehow, as the years go by, my love for dishes & tablesettings has me trying to control the "whereabouts" of over 400 wonderful napkins & mannnnny collections of wonderful napkin rings!)...


Linda in AZ *

Privet and Holly said...

That IS a
score, my friend!
Love it and know
that you will
never regret
bringing it home : )
xx Suzanne
PS: I also had
Blogger probs,
but all seems
well at the
moment. Good luck!

Unknown said...

What a fabulous find! It is a great piece, that is so versatile, and functional too. Nice score :) On another note, did you ever get a price on those two paintings you posted about a week or so ago?

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a fabulous piece! Wow, it is perfect for your prop shop. You are so organized...can you come organize my house!?! Looking forward to seeing more of the prop shop and all your treasures. XO

cjsullivan133 said...

Seriously Terri. I can understand how these treasures are going to be hard to let go of. I for one think you should make this a Museum and just charge admission to let people look. ;-) I have never seen a collection so neatly archived. All this time you have called yourself a treasure hunter. What you really are is a Museum curator.