Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The China Cabinet

When I moved into my new condominium, I knew that I'd need a china cabinet.  Fortunately for me, I found just the thing on Craig's List in Toledo. Between me, Frank, and a host of aged manual laborers from Bethany Community Fellowship church, we got the cabinet into a U-Haul truck, carted it from Perrysburg back to Sylvania, and from there down to Columbus.  Unloading it was just as much fun as Frank and John could stand for one day - Frank said his fun meter was pegged out for the week, and John didn't care to see the cabinet again.

John, the Curio Cabinet, and Frank
I'm blessed to have Frank and John, because without their help none of this would have ever happened.

I filled the cabinet last week, and took a few pictures of it.  Here it is, with the initial display.  Virtually all the items inside the cabinet are inherited from my grandparents, and most all of these items have a story of some sort behind them.

Curio Cabinet
This cabinet originally belonged to a nice family in Perrysburg.  The lady of the house used it to store a portion of her collection of Hummel figures, a large portion of which she's sold off.  I saw the remains of the collection, and it was truly excellent.

Curio Cabinet
While my display isn't complete as yet, it does give my new home a feeling of home, rather than just some place I'm staying.

Now all I have to do is pack up my bedroom, my kitchen, have an estate sale, get my brother's furniture up to Rice Lake, Wisconsin (road trip anyone?), and sell the place.  Then I'll be done.

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