Driving home from the grocery store with my youngest granddaughter on a Friday morning.
OK, so technically I wasn't driving around the rural wilds of Iowa but still...
We came to a little crunch in traffic so we took a side street home.
When we turned to head toward our house I saw a little garage sale sign taped to a box.
I don't know about you but I have this weird rule about garage sale signs. If they are cute... ...I always make it a point to go check them out. The sign we saw wasn't quite this adorable but I decided we would just head home and not check it out.
I drove a few more blocks and got up to a stoplight which had turned red and then I had second thoughts. I told sweet little Miss Mo that we had to go check something out and whipped my car around into a u-turn.
We followed the colorful signs and when we pulled up to the curb I saw this!!! It was love at first sight!
There were four or five other people milling around looking at stuff so I hopped quickly out of the car, leaving my Granddaughter yelling "Gamma! Gamma!" but I was not to be diverted.
I almost ran to the little cupboard. Actually, I probably did run... (blush)
But, oh, this little cupboard was so sweet! I could see the patina on the wood and the old boards on the back...oh...I was besotted.
My Granddaughters wails caused me to say hurriedly to the lady sitting at the table, "I'll take this!" and then I quickly got little Miss Morgan out of the car.
There was no price tag on the cupboard and I think I had only a twenty dollar bill in my wallet!
But the cupboard was only $10! And the lady was apologetic about it. She said it was an old piece of junk that she had almost thrown away. She thought it might have been her Grandfathers but she wasn't sure.
I loved the little original mirror in the back of it......and the little porcelain knobs in the small raised-panel doors... ... and the rough wood boards the back was made of...
I gave the lady the $20 and told her just to keep the whole thing and then I wrangled it into my car.
Mo looked pretty surprised at sharing the backseat with a child's cupboard.
And I felt pretty surprised finding something so cool.
I totally adore this little cupboard.
Sometimes I put it in my bathroom between the double sinks and put towels on it! Sometimes the Grandkids drag it into the living room and fill it with Pretty Ponies...and sometimes it sits in the corner of my breakfast room looking totally sweet.
I've toyed with the idea of hanging it on a wall but I don't want to drill through the thick, rough boards on the back.
When I was taking a picture to share, Miss Mo wanted me to take her picture, too, so I could show you that she looks just like her favorite little vintage Fisher Price figure. Right down to the yellow hair and the pony tail. Plus you can see what a sweet size this perfect little cupboard is.
And this is one of my favorite American Picker finds!
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