Adventures in Antiquing: A Dream Come True (Almost)

Yesterday after running a few errands and visiting a few box stores we found ourselves back at our new favorite antiques store (since our last favorite one shut down on us unexpectedly).

This place is outside of town on highway 26, which takes us up through Swan valley and then to Jackson.

It’s always fun to see what they have because it’s one of those places that goes on forever and where you can spend hours looking and still not see everything.

We headed upstairs first and found some things that almost made us break out the checkbook…

Like this wagon wheel, which would look great out in the yard…

But something told me to hold out because I just sensed there would be “the one thing” I’ve always wanted, and sure enough, there it was, downstairs towards the back.

I’ve always wanted a steamer trunk to turn into a coffee table…

It was perfect! It was also marked SOLD. 😄

So we kept looking and then there it was…

The Hoosier baker’s cabinet I’ve been wanting but haven’t been able to find locally! 😮

And it’s in amazing condition, at a great price and has everything including the flour sifter and original hardware and everything! 😮

It’s like a dream come true.

Except…

I have mentioned my house is rather small, and now that we have the new antique wood stove which is being installed in the very spot where I would have been able to put a Hoosier baker’s cabinet, I have no where else to put it!

There’s really no other good place for the parlor stove, either, and I love it way too much to want to replace it. Not only is it one of my favorite antiques we’ve ever bought, it’s practical for if there’s ever a crisis and we can’t heat our house or use our stove to cook with (it has a burner on the top).

So now I’m torn because I really, really want this Hoosier cabinet but we’d either have to put it in a room where I won’t be able to get any practical use out of it for baking or we’ll have to buy a new house to put it in.

I’m pretty sure that’s not an option.

Not to mention I don’t think I would actually use it for baking after seeing it in person. I don’t think there’s enough useful space and I don’t think I’d want to put my new flour in that old sifter.

So yeah.

It was a nice dream at any rate. 🙂

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