However, a little stuffy headedness (is that a word? Blogger says no) doesn't mean stopping. It just means be careful bending over and keeping the tissues nearby. We have been busy as can be. I've been going through totes to price things to take to our booths, working on the Ravenswood booth expansion and checking on the Marietta booth to see what we need to bring in to re-stock. And packing boxes for consignment too. I'm getting more ruthless (poor Ruth, why should she be less?) as I sort through things I thought I would sell--and then realize that they'd be more trouble than they're worth. That's a whole other post I need to write sometime, actually: how to determine what is worth the effort, and what isn't.
The big news is that the Hoosier/sifter cabinet is finished and at Riverbend! Larry worked hard on this cabinet. We also had a time finding hardware for the top doors--the original hardware was missing when we bought the cabinet. We thought it would be simple to replace. Think again. Offset hinges in nickel plate are not so easily come by. I resorted to eBay to find them and the supplier thankfully shipped them quickly. Larry is so pleased with the outcome of his efforts, and so am I.
This cabinet has the built-in sifter and the bread drawer. The sifter had been painted so Larry stripped it back to its orginal shiny metal. The bread drawer is cool--it's built of tin with a sliding tin lid. That's to discourage mice you know :) The holes are ventilation to keep bread from molding.
There is a built-in rack for knives on the back.
These are the new hinges. Offset hinges--with the hinge on the outside--are not easy to find. Thank goodness for eBay!
I thought the original knobs were pretty cool. We debated replacing them with chrome or red but decided the originals were the best choice.
The big storage door in the bottom has a slide-out cutting board--how cool is that? I have heard that this area could be used to cool bread after baking--the wire rack would certainly work for that purpose, and then there's the cutting board, all ready to slice the bread.
Here's the cabinet in the booth, ready to sell. It's such a pleasure to know we brought it back to its original beauty.
I have more photos to share of changes to the booth that we made over the weekend. We've been busy!
Linking tonight to Joy at A Vintage Green, to The Rustic Pig, The Self-Sufficient Home Acre, and Silver Pennies.
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