Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wardrobe & Vanity Set

We hit the jackpot this weekend, having found these 2 antique furniture pieces at a moving sale. The funny thing is that the people who sold them to us were just as excited to get rid of them as we were to buy them! I'm so glad we actually got out early enough to get first dibs on these babies. Nothing was priced at the sale, which generally means the owners expect high prices but may very well drop them as the days wears on. Knowing everything was listed in the newspaper as needing to go, we thought we'd give it a chance and find out what they were asking before the opportunity passed. Both were reasonable enough to not pass up. Even more amazing, we fit everything in the back of the Escape! The owners even helped to load them! Can't beat that! We tend to surprise quite a few people in how much we can pack inside a vehicle!! Mom has a natural talent for packing. It's an artform!

The vanity has a beveled tri-fold mirror and matching bench. There are 2 drawers with original pulls. Measures 33 1/2" long x 18" wide x 30" high (55" high to mirror back). The stool measures 17 1/2" high x 22 3/4" wide. Currently available in our shop and just listed on Lancaster, PA Craigslist @

The wardrobe/dresser measures 33 1/2" long x 32 1/2" wide x 49" high (with back edging 54 1/2" high). There are 2 full lower drawers. The double door at top open to 3 additional drawers (could be removed to use an entertainment armoire). Also would work nicely as a linen or china buffet cabinet. Craigslist posting @
Of course, if I had these pieces for myself...I'd love to see them coated in a luscious coat of cream or white paint and glass knobs. Some people cringe at the thought of painting natural wood (my husband being one of them), so we decided to bring the 2 newcombers to the shop and offer them at reasonable prices for our customers. We'll let them decide what to do with them: use as-is or cottage-ize them! If they don't move in a few months, we may opt to update them. We'll see what happens. The set is currently on our porch outside the boutique as there is no space available inside. Packing items for display is also an artform if not a challenge!

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