Thursday, February 19, 2009

Good-Bye To A Very Old Friend!

This week I said,"Good-bye" to an old friend. We have had our piano for quite a few years. Like a lot of mothers out there I had great aspirations for my son. I dreamed that one day he would play the piano, and love doing it! So, we started piano lessons. At first it went pretty well but after a while it became harder and harder to get him to practice. And I got tired of making him practice. So, the beautiful piano just sat against the wall displaying my vintage pottery but not being used like it should be. Of course in defence of my son I have to admit that I too took a few years of piano lessons when I was younger and sad to say I am not a great pianist! But I do admire those who can sit in front of those ivory keys and make them come alive!
I'm telling you this to say on Monday a family came and picked up the piano. Maybe I shouldn't say picked up as it took 4 guys and some major blood, from the piano tilting slightly to get her into the UHaul. With the piano gone this left a whole wall for me to do something with! I had just the piece of furniture I wanted to put there. If you remember quite a few post back I had bought an old pie cabinet, which I had been using at the shop for display.


Well, she came back home with me, "Thanks Honey!". I've had a lot of fun filling her up!

I just love the look of old hardware. So, these door fixtures proudly sit in my display! I know my #1 must think I'm nuts, but it gets them out of his garage and I know he likes that!


Lastly, I was able to make a thrift store stop yesterday and found a couple of sweet vintage tiaras, a fun find!

Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing what I've been up too!
Wow, I just saw that this will be my 98th post so be sure to watch for my 100th post. I'll try and put together some goodies for you!

15 comments:

unique unique design said...

I saw your blog on Mindy's from Primitiques n Poetry today. That was a lovely piano, but am sure you will love playing w/ your new cabinet. I noticed on your sidebar the shop on Stark Ave. We used to live on 82nd and Glisan (approx.). My husband graduated from Multnomah. I, also, attended classes there....many yrs ago! Just thought I'd mention that as we are quite far away now. (dallas area) Have a great day!
marcie

Secondhandrose said...

So many pretty collections in that cabinet. What a joy to look at. Thanks for sharing. Come for a visit.
karen

laurie - magpie ethel said...

Loving the cabinet over the piano...much more interesting to look at...and how fast you filled it up! Great displays!
Hope to see you this weekend with our arms full of loot!

brenda sue said...

Hey Deb your cabinet looks really nice. I bet you feel like you gained a lot of space too.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

"thanks honey" LOL.

I don't think you're nuts! I love looking at all of it.

Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

What fun you will have filling and refilling that cabinet! Sue's ottoman inspired me too. I'm thinking of tackling a slipcover for a chair. I gotta be nuts! Hope to see you soon, M.

brenda sue said...

debbie, we're trying this again because we're not sure you got the other one.we can see by your blog you need a bigger house. now is the time to buy:]now that you have your piano gone you won't have to move that so it will be half the work:]. love you lot's. Mom,Ericka,Dad

Michele said...

Oh Debbie ~ I love your cabinet and it looks wonderful with all your beautiful treasures inside. I am so jealous of your tiaras that you find at the thrift store...I am never that lucky!

Have a great weekend!
Hugz,
Michele

Sweet Remembrance said...

I'm sure you'll miss your sweet piano but wow...
what a fabulous replacement!
Everything looks wonderful...
Priscilla

colbycottage said...

Hi Deb, I can't imagine your house without the piano, its been there so long! I do love the cupboard though and it looks great with all your treasures :) Kathy

Country Wishes said...

I love the cabinet its just beautiful, it looks lovely where your piano used to be...

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Hello Debbie,
This is my first time to your blog and I loved the visit. This post made me think how lovely would it be to have someone in the family who can fill the house with music. It wouldn't be me though... Sad to see the piano go but the cabinet looks gorgeous with all your pretty stuff.

Sonia

toni said...

Debbie Dear, you have the sweetest collections ever! I'm so jealous! But everything is going into storage about now, and we need to move our piano on to livelier pastures too! *sigh Same story here...

Maison Douce said...

I love the cabinet there, and your vignettes are darling!! Just pure eye candy!!
Isabel

shelese said...

LOVE the tiaras!!