*** my 'ah-ha' moment***

We have dreams don't we girls?

Oh yes, I know some of you have big ones (dreams that is!)...I have read your blogs this January!


For the better part of the last year I have longed to find the perfect chippy, white, beadboarded hutch that I would happily 'marry' to my new, but painted by me the day it arrived in my cottage (perfectly porportioned, ridiculously too new)buffet in my dining room.

That cabinet/hutch had eluded me. Sure, I found them....at the Farm Chicks Antiques Show and recently when I was antiquing in Portland....try to explain carrying-on a cabinet such as this to our oh so friendly TSA representatives! Flying one home in my suitcase was a no go.

Fast forward to last week. You remember what last week represented to me, right? Solitude....

Yep, and I found it, ALONG WITH THE PERFECTLY CHIPPY WHITE CABINET MEASURING 59 INCHES WIDE BY 13 INCHES DEEP BY 38 INCHES HIGH, in a favorite antiques store in Minneapolis (Hunt & Gather). And, as Oprah would say, I had my ah-ha moment!

I brought this puppy home and cleaned her up. When hubby returned on Friday he helped me hoist her up on top of the buffet. I quickly went to work filling her with my brown and white transferware collection and other favorites. Call me crazy, but I was in heaven....

I guess my heaven is filled with chippy, white, beadboard, brown transferware....a girl can dream...

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17 comments on "*** my 'ah-ha' moment***"
  1. This is gorgeous and it looks PERFECT!! I absolutely LOVE it!!

    You were so lucky! I love the way you accessorized it!


    Lou Cinda

  2. absolutely gorgeous...love the entire photo, chairs, table.....jules

  3. It's simply to die for.....nuff said!

  4. Love it Jill! So pretty! Isn't it the best when you find just the right thing!?! I'm dying to see a picture of your entire room...it looks adorable!

  5. Ahhh, see...that one was just waiting for you. It's beautiful and perfect. I think it looks amazing with all your treasures in it!

  6. I love it and agree the chippier and whiter the better. You did good girl..It looks amazing.

  7. Jill...it is gorgeous...you couldn't have found anything more perfect...love the "chippiness"

  8. Oh my gosh, I LOVE it! I am heading to the Minneapolis area in a few weeks! I have a whole list of stores to hit...I can't wait! ;o) ~mary~

  9. Wow!!! I don't know which I love more...the perfectly beautiful hutch, or your brown transferware collection! :) Seriously, you found the most amazing piece there! I visited Hunt & Gather in 2008 when I went to the Junk Bonanza. Too much fun! Thanks for sharing, your dining room looks gorgeous!

  10. Amazing Eye Candy! I would be just as excited.My husband just walked by and said how do you get so excited over stuff like that? How! How do you not..........It's like Golfing or hunting to a man.Nice find!

  11. Oh yeah! Good things come to those that wait! I am so glad you found your perfect piece and didn't have to torture Larry with making one!! Looks great! Love your new chairs too....Pier One has some like it that are white that I have had my eye on....

    Cheers to another week of kids back in school!

  12. Wow!! Great find!! It's perfect!!! I dream of having a hutch like that! I have a small one, but I would love a big one like yours!

  13. Love it...just perfect! I, too, love brown transferware. I have to ask, are those the restoration hardware chairs?? Would love to see more of your dining room/area--looks like it is a gorgeous room!

  14. Yeah!! I remember that you were on the hunt for one of these and you found one. She is beautiful all prettied up with you collectibles. Congrats for the find.


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