Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Someone asked about this cabinet that was partially visible in a post last week.
It is an old dental cabinet.
I bought it in Eagle River, WI at an antique shop and hauled it home in my trunk. I used a bungee cord to hold the trunk closed. It gave way about every 40 miles and I would stop and refasten it.
I got home expecting my husband to unload it. He was not around but I was not concerned as I returned a few hours early.
After about a half hour I got a phone call telling me he was in the hospital with a broken arm. He was standing on the TOP of a rickety ladder and and trying to saw a branch off a tree overhead with a chain saw.
I went right to the hospital with the cabinet in the trunk and finally got home after dark.
I had to call a friend to unload it so I could got back to the hospital at 6 a.m. for the surgery on his arm. My friends were already in bed for the night but they came over and unloaded it for me.
The drawers are very shallow so it does have limited use. It is in our sunroom/family room so it is not a place I would put sewing supplies.
It is a great decorative piece. It holds my grandmother's bowl and my great aunt's lamp. Neither piece is particularly valuable, but both have great sentimental value.
The cabinet also now has family history and a story - as does most everything in our house.