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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Charme!

This French antique armoire has a story. It stood for many lonely months in a corner of the antique mall I featured in my last blog post. It first caught my eye during one of my many shopping trips, but I knew I couldn't afford to purchase it. Each time I paid a visit I imagined it in my living room. The price was reduced the third time I visited, so I had high hopes. The night before my birthday I prayed that the price would be reduced again (I know, quite the selfish prayer!)
WELL, the next day (my birthday) I visited my favorite armoire with my husband (I lovingly call him The Bank.) I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the price had been REDUCED AGAIN! Well, I knew my prayer was answered, the timing was right, it was meant to be. . . . . all the things I tell myself when I want something VERY BADLY!The armoire now stores my Rachel Ashwell linen "collection," shabby fabrics, cushions, and some cutepinkstuff inventory. I'm so grateful to have a piece of furniture I truly LOVE! Be sure to visit the antique mall previously posted if you are in the Agoura Hills, CA area. Who knows, you may also find that one treasure you absolutely adore!

23 comments:

Jennifer said...

That is sooo beautiful! Lucky girl! I am surprised someone didn't snatch it up the minute it arrived in the antique store!

Mermaid Queen said...

Oh you Lucky Duckie! I love that armoire. Hope you had a Happy Birthday. Take care Cindy.
Martha

Pink Slippers said...

That is just WONDERFUL! Happy Birthday..I think you got a VERY nice gift. One day I will go there. Having a big family sometimes trips like that for me need to be planned. Wendy

just a little bit shabby said...

I'm not quite sure there is a word spectacular enough to describe your armoire. I need a bib, I'm drooling soooo much. It is Beautiful. What a wonderful birthday present and such a wonderful husband, too. Happy Birthday!
Sandyt

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow that is soooo beautiful and so unique! I love the cane on the front of it!!!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

M ^..^

Lady Katherine said...

Its so lovely! You are so lucky. I have one of burl wood, that my sister found on side of the road in Italy. We traded my mantle,( I had three) for the armoire. Its not as as pretty as yours.

Shabby Kim said...

What a lovely armoire and what a lovely birthday gift for yourself. It's just beautiful and I am so jealous :).

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

WOWOW!!!!!! Just so gorgeous, I am SO excited for you to get that beauty on your bday!!

xoxo Heather

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I'm happy for you that you were able to get *your* armoire!! It certainly is a beauty, and you have your pretties displayed in it so nicely!
:)
~Becca~

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

What a fabulous birthday gift! I LOVE it when things work out like that. Happy Belated Birthday!
I have not forgotten about our Rose Bowl field trip. I will call you later in the week :)

SherryRoseBella said...

Your new armoire is absolutely stunning!! Such a wonderful birthday present!!!
Sherry

Alice W. said...

I would certainly be praying for that too...lol!!! It really is so beautiful! You are so lucky ;)

My Petite Maison said...

Oh my gosh, Cindy~
This is such a beautiful piece of furniture. I am so happy it went down in price and you were able to receive a lovely birthday present from "The Bank" ;)

It is gorgeous, I can not believe someone did not purchase it long ago. Happy home now though ~ yay for you!
xo~Tracie

Miss Rhea said...

Oooh, Gorgeous !!! :)

The Old Painted Cottage said...

OMG, please pinch me someone. That is without a doubt the PRETTIEST armoire I have ever seen. Lucky girl you. And Happy Bithday sweetie pie!

oxox
Jennifer

Kerryanne English said...

Oh it was so meant to be yours. What a perfect birthday present.
Hope you had a truly fabulous birthday.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

CIELO said...

Precioso! :) Beautiful; just too lovely! Lucky you!

Have a great weekend...

cielo

Lori said...

Cindy,
First off Happy belated Birthday! Wishes do come true sometimes don't they! I would love to find a Hoosier cupboard and have the wish for a great price come true! Later,Lori

tiffany ~ shabby scraps said...

This armoire is FAB U LOUS!!! I am so glad your prayers were answered, it was worth talking to the "big man" about!
xoxo, Tiffany

Miss Sandy said...

Wonderful story! I am so glad you got your hearts desire.

cherished*vintage said...

That is the best bday present ever! It looks so beautiful with all your pretties in it. I'm glad your wish came true!
-Karoline

Lynne Laura said...

Hi Cindy,

That armoire was meant just for you and you got it! It's fantastic and I love that chair!!! I just want to grab it and put it in my family room to sit in when I read...and dream.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura