Sunday, May 9, 2010

New (Old) Shelves

The search is over! I finally found a set of bookshelves that I love. Brian and I were driving by an antiques store last Sunday and I made him almost screech to a halt, and practically double park in a crosswalk to take a look at these shelves.

We ran in and took a look at the shelves that were in the window at the time. They are from the late 60's early 70's. The owner said they sold as a pair for what I have seen one shelf going for in other shops. I was pleased, we measured and ran out to NOT find a ticket on our car. Whew! I meant to go back and take a look after thinking about them all week. I figured this was a good sign.

I really like the idea of their openness, the idea that I am reusing something instead of buying new and of course the price was almost too good to be true. So when we drove by today and I didn't see them in the window I was kicking myself.

But, alas he just moved them. So we parked in a legal spot, and after looking at them again and realizing they were actually nicer than I remembered we bought them. Yeah! We pick them up next weekend when we rent a truck. I can't wait to get them home.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! The search for shelving is complete. I am excited to see them decorated!