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Monday, August 9, 2010


I recently found a hutch at an estate sale, and although my husband has repeatedly told me that our home cannot possibly hold another piece of furniture, I couldn’t pass up a bargain like this!
hutch from bottom Although it needs some work, I only paid $6.00 for it (well, it WAS the last day of a three-day sale, and those sellers were trying to get rid of everything.)
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In spite of my husband’s fears, I really didn’t have a hard time finding a place to put it in our home.  I am able to enjoy seeing it while I’m blogging, because it is right next to my laptop.
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And now, just a little rambling (those who know me will not be surprised):
I love to watch the birds when they are all heading for their nests in the trees at bedtime, and
bird mos  I love to see the sun’s rays streaming through the clouds, and
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I love corny, old, rhyming poetry.
I’m linking this post to Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.Table_Top_Tuesday[3][1]
I’m running behind in my blog visiting, because I’ve been out of town most of the weekend.  One of our granddaughters fell from her horse Friday, and was sent to a hospital an hour away from our home because of concerns that she had a ruptured spleen.  Thankfully, her blood clotted by itself, and surgery was not required. She came home today, and I’m trying to catch up on blog visits, because I know I’ve missed some wonderful posts.
Thank you so much for visiting me.  I feel so fortunate to have such kind visitors.  laurie


Anonymous said...

Laurie, I am so glad to hear that your grand-daughter is doing ok- my that was quite a scare!!

I love you little cupboard. Miniature things are always so very sweet. I have a thing for tiny chests with drawers!

Your hubby sounds like mine with "no more space" - I think it is so funny how I can find just a little more space for this or that!!

bee blessed and have a wonderful week!


Sonny G said...

Could that new hutch be any cuter? I dont think so... Thats just the size I have room for too lol...thanks for starting off my monday with a smile..


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
If you really start to feel too crowded, I am sure I could find a place for that amazing little hutch!
That is just the cutest thing and what a deal!
So glad your granddaughter is going to be ok. That sounds pretty scary.
Take Care my friend,

Sevenbeads said...

Cute little cupboard and it looks like you found just the right spot for it.

Carol said...

Your new cupboard is so cute! So glad to hear your granddaughter didn't need surgery.

Have a happy Monday!


SmilingSally said...

Thank the good Lord that your granddaughter is well!

You had me going with that new hutch; I thought that it was a full-sized one.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thank goodness your Granddaughter will be ok.
Like your hutch.
Have a great week.

Susan Freeman said...

There is always room for miniatures and yours is adorable!! I am glad to hear that your granddaughter will be fine. That was a scare wasn't it?! I have a vintage miniature kitchen cabinet on my blog today. It's always great to know other miniature lovers.

Susan and Bentley

shannon i olson said...

You had me fooled at those first pictures! funny!
Glad to hear your grand daughter is ok!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh is just to cute! I love it sitting on your desk...what a great find!

My daughter had a dollhouse that I put away when she became a was just the cutest thing...seeing this makes me want to get it out and play...hhmmm an idea for another post;)?!

Happy Monday!

Melissa Miller said...

Laurie that is the sweetest little painted hutch! It looks just right next to your desk. Everything is looking so pretty at your lovely home.

I'm happy your grandaughter was okay. My prayers are with her.

Have a blessed week.
~Melissa :)

ellen b. said...

Glad to hear your granddaughter did not need surgery. Praying right now for a speedy recovery! Blessings...

Ginger said...

Hi Laurie:
When you said you paid $6 for a hutch, I thought you really are a bargain hunter. lol.
I think it is adorable and you did get it for a great price, so cute.
Glad your granddaughter is okay. That must of been really scary.

Helen said...

It's been way too long since I last visited your blog ~~~ I love your new header photo! And the hutch? Adorable with so many possibilities.

Unknown said...

You had me visualizing you trying to squeeze it into a room. Very cute!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Just too stinkin' cute!

xinex said...

Very cute, Laurie!..Christine

Lisa said...

You really had me going there!
PS Glad your grand daughter is feeling better.:)

Mellodee said...

There's a bit of the "imp" in you, isn't there?? I was actually a bit disappointed that it wasn't a full size hutch, because I thought it was lovely! Tricky, tricky!

Glad your grand daughter is ok.

vignette design said...

What a darling hutch! I love it. Have always had a thing for miniatures too. You had me going though, as I thought it was life size!
Glad your granddaughter is ok and didn't require surgery. We have had our share of horse accidents here. My daughter broke her back from a horse fall 3 years ago. Spinal fusion, and she is ok. Thank God!

Ginny said...

Cute cute little cupboard! Glad your grand daughter is ok. whew!

Sue said...

This is just the cutest little thing, Laurie! Cracked me up about not being able to fit another piece of furniture in the house. There'd be a place for this in my house, for sure. Enjoy it! hugs, Sue

Olive said...

You had me going at that six dollars! It is darling. hugs♥olive

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! I'm so glad to hear your grand daughter is okay! That must have been very scary! Oh, you had me at the $6! I was about to be so envious! But it's so cute and tiny! I love it!
I love the morning, clouds and birdies too!
Guess what? I just realized I wasn't on your TV set so I added my most gorgeous snap! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Coty Farquhar said...

Dearest, beautiful Laurie,

I'm so glad to hear your granddaughter is alright. She is very lucky indeed. I'm sure you had a direct link to God on that day and asked him for help. Who could resist helping you.

I can't believe you only paid $6.00for the little cabinet, well done.... it's fabulous.

xxxx sending lots of hugs from down under.

Rachel said...

That is cute! You fooled me, I really thought it was a handpainted hutch and dresser in your kitchen! I giggled when I saw it beside your laptop!
Thanks for Sharing!

KimMalk said...

What an incredibly charming little hutch. How could you not buy it?!

Sarah said...

Laurie, glad to hear your sweet grand is back home.
You are a tease! I thought you had bought a full size piece of furniture, but have to say that this one truly makes me smile. It is perfect for the mimi Quimper pieces and perfect sitting by your laptop.
Have a great day! ~ Sarah

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, so glad your granddaughter is ok. How scary was that.

That tiny hutch is the cutest thing I have ever seen and you have such wonderful tiny dishes displayed on it. What a fabulous find. I love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Judi said...

Hi Laurie
I am so happy to hear that your granddaughter is doing better...what a concern that is! She is lucky she didn't have to have surgery.

That is the sweetest little hutch and I love all the little goodies in it. No wonder you were able to find a good spot for it.

Have a restful evening now.

Kathleen said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about your little darling's spill. I am so glad she didn't need surgery. I will pray she recovers quickly!
Another gray hair!!
The hutch is lovely, and 6 dollars! Wow. A few tomatoes at the farm was 6.00!And your hutch won't rot! :)
Come see the wedding post when you have time, you'll love it!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Laurie, your new hutch is the painting and the charm of it. Glad your granddaughter is okey. Our grandchildren will be riding horse in a couple of weeks...yikes! I'm a little concerned now! Linda

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie,
So glad your grand daughter is doing okay. I am thankful that she did not have to go through any surgery too. Prayers for her to continue doing well.

Your hutch find is precious and what an incredible price. It looks darling with your pretty treasures displayed on it. And, you get to enjoy it when you are on your laptop.

Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comments. It is back to reality now and in the studio. Still very hot here as you well know. I am ready for cooler days.

Blessings to you,
Celestina Marie

Anonymous said...

$6.00??? Aren't you sure you didn't mean to say $60.00?? Get outta town! What a buy Laurie!! I love it. So glad GD is okay. I hate scary things like that to happen. The last time something happened to my Grand-daughter my son was home alone with her and called me to find out what to do. Now I live 1000 miles away and had no idea what to do. I said get her to the ER now! I hated feeling helpless like that and unable to be with them. (she was fine). Hope you are having a great week! xo

Kristi said...

I wouldn't have been able to pass up that gorgeous hutch either! And what a STEAL at $6!!!! And what a gorgeous picture of the sun shining through those clouds! :)

Anonymous said...

$6???? Are you kidding me? For that price, you have to take it home. That has got to be one of the best buys I have ever seen.
Glad your granddaughter is recuperating well.

Anonymous said...

$6???? Are you kidding me? For that price, you have to take it home. That has got to be one of the best buys I have ever seen.
Glad your granddaughter is recuperating well.