Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My New Armoire ... A Love Story ~


Can you LOVE a piece of furniture
An inanimate object?

I'm talking about 
TRUE LOVE... 

As in 
"I love it so much I want to marry it..."

Is it possible to love an armoire??

I think so and 
I'm in love.... 

But it didn't come easy for me...
there was some rejection involved, 
some heartache
along with some very painful waiting....

Let me share my love story....

Back in September, I was perusing Craigslist and came across a pair of wicker trunks that were from Pottery Barn. Big trunks... Trunks I really didn't have a place for. Trunks I didn't need. But they were Pottery Barn and I decided to check them out. I emailed the seller and somehow I ended up on her porch looking at trunks.... 

It was fate.

Feeling quite proud of myself for recognizing that I didn't need the trunks, I decided to pass... to leave empty handed... And that's when it happened....Out of the corner of my eye...

I saw IT!!!

The most beautiful armoire I have ever seen... 
Grand
Charming
Good looking...


It was love at first sight.... 

A sexy voice inside my head said to the armoire
"Hello Lover"

Trying to keep my cool, and taking a gulp, my heart racing, my voice shaking, I asked "Are you selling the armoire?"

"I'm not sure, I think so" the seller stated... She wasn't sure?  Wasn't sure she was selling it??!!!?? 

I inspected it carefully. It was in pretty good condition for being OUTDOORS on her front porch, exposed to the elements... I was talking to myself at this point... "She has this on her porch, she wants to sell it"... "It has sports equipment in it, she's not serious about the armoire".... "I would be a better owner!!"

We talked some more about where she purchased it and it's history... She hemmed and hawed and while she didn't commit to selling me the armoire, somehow we were taking measurements and I was writing them down.... 86" tall x 46" wide x 22 deep...

I snapped a few photos of the armoire on her porch ...


The details....


Her current use...sport storage on the porch??



I drove home... 
dreaming about the armoire...

In love... 
I'm in love!!

In my mind, I thought for sure we would strike a deal and this armoire would come home with me. Home with me very soon.... 

Somehow, I would need to convince my husband that I needed this giant 7 foot armoire. I was in deep... In my head,  my husband was I was already moving my entire living room around...

I measured the living room and found that I had a spot. I showed the photos of the armoire to my hubby and to my surprise he liked the armoire. We talked about renting a truck and maybe picking it up on the weekend....
But all my dreaming was premature,
very premature....

I called the seller to discuss a price....

That phone call was like nails on a chalkboard... Between the time I was at her house and the time it took me to drive home, the owner wasn't sure she wanted to sell the armoire. She told me she loved it too. She knew she needed to let it go, but wasn't ready yet. She told me that when she decided to sell it, she would let me know....

September and October passed.... 
I thought about the Armoire everyday. 

I AM NOT KIDDING.

I emailed the seller and asked "are you thinking of selling"... I got an email response "not yet, but I'll let you know".... Meanwhile, it started to rain and the thought of the armoire on her porch, possibly getting wet, made me sad...

I sent another email and was told "Maybe  I'll be ready to sell it in early December"...

Towards the end of  November, 
I phoned the seller and left a message...
no reply.

Admitting that my love affair was one sided and I wasn't going to get the armoire was painful... but I told myself that I would find something else. It was just a piece of furniture. Maybe something better would come along. 

I told myself all these things, 
but I'm not sure I really believed them.

Thanksgiving came and went and I was still hung up on the armoire. My birthday was approaching and it was almost December. My dear husband asked for the armoire lady's phone number.  He was going to call her and see if she was ready to sell it.  Mr. AntiqueChase is sweet like that.

He phoned, she answered, they talked. 

I wasn't getting the armoire.  

She said "Maybe after Christmas I will be ready to sell it, but not now."

There was some crying, and I may have even thrown a temper tantrum or two... But it was so sweet of Mr. AntiqueChase to try and that's what really mattered. A birthday gift in itself.

That afternoon, we decided to hang our outdoor Christmas lights. Mr. AC high up on the ladder and his cell phone was ringing. He took the call and it was our neighbor asking for some sprinkler advice... Then the phone rang again, and again... Mr. AC let it go to voice mail. We were busy with lights. Later that night, he listened to his phone messages and it was the Armoire lady. 

She decided she was ready to sell.

OMG let's get a truck NOW, I pleaded to Mr. AntiqueChase. My husband didn't recognize the urgency of the situation...  It took a few days but we got it... all 7 feet of it... in our living room.... and be still my heart...

I'm in LOVE...


The creamy paint color and patina of the finish...


French design...


I adore the love birds in the nest...


The large brass knobs with "outdoor" patina...


Large brass hinges and pediment carvings....


I stuck my big $3.00 trough 
from the Wednesday flea market up on top... 
If you missed that post, click here


However, I would really like to get an old rocking horse to place on top....


Love the rocking horse Deserae has on her large armoire (photo above). You can see more of Deserae's beautiful home on her blog Peeking thru the Sunflowers. Until I find a rocking horse, I'm happy to have my big wood trough... Still deciding if I should place fake greenery in there... It's too high and dark to water up there... This room faces North. 


As for the sofa table and mirrors that were previously on this wall, they have swapped places to the other side of the living room..... Such an overcast day today, my photos are dark, sorry! I promise to share more photos on a sunny day.

Thank you Mr. AntiqueChase for the wonderful birthday gift. I love my new armoire!

Back in November, I got news that 
I won a FANTASTIC giveaway at



Not one but TWO ruffled linen stockings!!!


Dreamy!!!


I felt so blessed to win this giveaway!!

Have you been to Rachel's blog 

Her decorating and photography are inspiring
and her blog is one of my favorites!!

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128 comments:

jessica said...

That's got to be the prettiest armoire I've ever seen!! You might've given me some inspiration to paint mine!!!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I totally get your love afaire! It is a GORGEOUS piece!! I'm so glad she finally decided to sell it. It belongs in your gorgeous home, not holding basketballs and getting cobwebs on someone's porch!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great "LOVE" story and I can see why you are in love, I would be too! That piece is GORGEOUS and looks beautiful in your living room!! Martina

Judy said...

I can see why you couldn't get the armoire out of your mind, it's beautiful and perfect for your home!

Judy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, I am so happy for you. That is stunning and looks perfect in its new home!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous! So glad you were able to get it even if it did take awhile!

Val said...

She is a beauty!

Urban Farmgirl said...

OMG!!! YES!! It is {TOTALLY} possible to be in love with a piece of furniture. I have a big cabinet in my dining room that I want to marry! Oh, we are so stink in' weird, aren't we?? Lol! I love it so much I want to move to a new house just so it would have taller ceilings and look even better.

I loved your story...the way you told it I was cracking up because it was sooo me! But I was DYING at the end because you didn't tell us how much you paid! I am nosy like that, you know. I need that sort of useless knowledge in my life so if I EVERY see one on my Craigslist I know if it is a good deal or not! Hahaaha!

Oh, and the sports equipment...KILLED ME! So tragic.

Mary

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh you LUCKY girl!!! Yes, it is possible to fall in love with a piece of furniture, much to the chagrin of our husbands!! :)
It is beautiful, so glad you stuck to your guns!!
Have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

SHUT.....UP!!!!! SHUT UP!!! I CANNOT believe how you came to be in possession of this BEAUTY!! And YES you can be madly IN LOVE with a piece of furniture!!!

FATE!! It was FATE I tell you!!! I am SO glad you got it...it is fabulous, gorgeous, unbelievably perfect in your house!!

SPORTS EQUIPMENT??? ON THE PORCH???

Thank God you rescued her! It IS a her....

Lou Cinda ;)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great love story! That armoire was destined to be yours from the very beginning!! It is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for your room! LOVE IT!!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

My heart was in my throat the whole time you were telling this story, ye gads, I was ready to go get the dang thing off the porch for you myself!!!! ON THE PORCH?...with sports equipment, girl, you deserve this baby!! It's fabulous!! Enjoy your love affair! xo

KATHY said...

Wow that is so beautiful!! I'm in love with it too!!

Kathy

Rachel Pallas said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! You lucky girl you! ;)
And your stockings look lovely!! xoxoxoxo Rachel

High Street Cottage said...

Marcy that is to die for! I love it! The waiting is the hardest part eh? It sure paid off, and could not look more beautiful in your home. I love the trough on top, but that rocking horse would look awesome too. Congrats, tami

Olive Cooper said...

Marcy, you are funny but I totally get it. I love it and I often think about furniture too.I think about furniture I CANNOT have. So glad this came your way and what a sweet hubby you have.

Happy Christmas ♥ Olive

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

OMG are you kidding me with this gorgeous piece of eye candy sitting on a porch getting wet??? Oh you deserve this piece, it is fabulous, so you, yes, I'm a little envious :) So glad you were persistant!
XO
Kristin
PS you crack me up :)

Deserae said...

WOW,it is such a stunning piece... and the love birds are so sweet too. It is so prefect in your living room... it was destiny :o) I think dried Hydrangeas would be pretty in the wood trough on top :o)
~Des

Eileen said...

I love this story! And I am not kidding the minute i saw your photo of that armoire in your living room, I said to myself "now that is where it belongs!" It looks fantastic in your house. fantastic. So glad you rescued it from the porch.
Eileen @ Cottage Beach House

flowerlady464 said...

....and the armoire was happy ,too.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Truly meant to be - I can't imagine that piece looking any better anywhere - and that's what true love truly does, doesn't it? :o) Love your wonderful stocking win too - congratulations! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Blondie's Journal said...

I thought I was in love with my new sink until I saw this! WOW!! Your story cracked me up...you deserve the armoire and more {not the equipment}. She might've needed Christmas money...I'm just glad she called you sooner and not later. It really is stunning!

Happy Holidays!

XO,
Jane

A Few Pennies said...

I laugh, I cried for you--omg--that is just fabulous. You got it cause you loved it so much--fantastic. Oh, yes--it looks beautiful in your home!

Inspired by you said...

Got to love it when the stars finally line up. It is gorgeous. I found one similar on CL too. You make me want to paint mine. I absolutely love it and your room.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

What a fascinating love story! You were meant to have this cabinet, and those two stockings look darling on it. I have the perfect antique rocking horse to go on top, but I'm not sure that I want to sell yet. Does that sound familiar?

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Your story had me on pins and needles. Loooove your new piece of furniture...um I mean new "Love"....it looks fantastic!
patti

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Heaven's Walk said...

Shut the front door!!!!! Oh my gosh, what a stunning piece!!!! You were right to keep calling the armoire lady. That piece deserved a much better life than what it was living! And you deserved it for having to wait so long for your love. lol! Like I always say....Follow your instinct!!!

xoxo laurie

Deserae said...

Can you reply to me now?!?!?! LOL
~Des

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great story--it really was worth the wait!

Amy said...

Wow, awesome find! It is beautiful!

Finding Home said...

Oh my goodness that was the best story ever and that piece was meant to be in your home. Personally, I love the contrast of the rustic trough - and I can not believe it was $3! We need to go treasure hunting together! Take care, Laura

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I love a story with a happy ending and I also want to marry your armoire! x Sharon

rachel@Acts of Life said...

It is so possible to be in love with a piece of furniture...I think I just fell in love with yours! I felt like a was reading a suspense novel...I couldn't read your post fast enough! It should be a crime to have had that outside and with sports equipment in it! This is a Beautiful piece of furniture!! You are one lucky lady..and I think a rocking horse would look perfect atop it...but I do like that $3 trough! I am loving your blog and I am now following it.

Have a great week,
All the best,
Rachel :)

Linda in AZ * said...

*** I am still chuckling over your WONNNDERFUL story-telling ability... I was right there with you, cheering you on, annnnnd.... YOU WON!!!

It's BEAUUUTIFUL... truly beautiful in all ways, and how UBER FAB your sweet darling was able & willing to intervene on your behalf!!!

E*N*J*O*Y I*T!!! (I KNOW you WILL, and you DESERVE to!!!)...

Merrrrrrry Christmas!
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I have an armoire very similiar to this. I have toyed with the idea of painting it for several years now, and then I will think, ooooh, that thing is so huge, I will never get finished. Then, I end up here somehow or another (and I am a new follower) and I am really wanting to paint the armoire now! Yours is just beautiful.

Cindy said...

GAAAAAAHHHHH! What a great story!!! OMG, it was torture hearing all about all the attempts to get it... and then it was WONDERFUL hearing the happy ending! It's Fabulous, Amazing!... and yes, you can fall in love with a piece of furniture! I think that armoire could have a fan club it's so gorgeous! I missed the post about the 3.00 trough, so i'm off to read about that, because it looks soooooooo cool on top!

Cindy

stefanie said...

oh, I would be in love too!

Passionate for White said...

I laughed out loud when I read...."Meanwhile, it started to rain and the thought of the armoire on her porch, possibly getting wet, made me sad..."

Good for you!

Kim said...

OMigosh you had me on the edge of my seat with this post! I have SOOOOO been there. Hubby just doesn't get it, but he's stopped trying to.
Your armoire is gorgeous and totally meant to be. How could someone use that as sports storage for heaven's sake? I don't blame you for stalking her. I would have too! LOL!
xoxo,
Kim

Kim said...

One more thing, I like yours with the trough on it and I can totally see some fresh Christmas greenery!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Congratulations on finally getting that armoire. It looks perfect in that corner, and I really like the trough on top.

oxox
Jennifer

Lauren said...

Ummm, I LOVE! What a GREAT find. How could you pass that up?!?! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower of yours and definitely looking forward to seeing more!

Lauren @ www.fromourhidingplace.com

vikki said...

OK I am seriously jealous. I can't believe such a beautiful piece would ever be on someones porch, but so glad you got it. Looks great in your house.

Pamela said...

OMG this is beyond gorgeous and you MUST come by and share this evening for Treasure Hunt Thursday over at my place!!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

So pretty indeed! I used to have the same armoire, though mine wasn't painted. Don't you love the birds in the wreath? My Mother in law has it now. When my hubby and were importing furniture this is one we'd carry...and the other you showed also. They are gorgeous French styled pieces! Whoever painted yours did a great job! It looks gorgeous in your house!

So glad you got this!

Nancy

Amy Kinser said...

That is one beautiful piece of furniture. Such a sweet hubby to try to get it for you. So happy you finally got it. I am sure it was worth the wait.

Karen said...

Oh my goodness it's beautiful! I can't believe it was outside...what? It looks perfect in your room and I'm so happy that you got to bring it home.

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

oh you lucky girl! I'm so glad you were persistent- it was meant to be! Looks great in your space :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm drooling!!! Love it, love it, love it!

The French Tangerine said...

Wow! Not sure how I've missed your blog... but I'm sure happy I found it!
thanks for your comment today - haha... it was a good title, huh?!
Jan

Janel@hatingmartha said...

I think you have made a mistake. I believe that you are having an affair with my piece. I will send you my address and you can just ship it on back! Seriously...that piece is gorgeous and I am so glad it has found an honored place in your home!

Terry said...

What a fantastic post. You took me all the way though your story with a happy ending. I adore your fabulous and stunning piece and feel that it was worth all the emotions that you went through. That's when you know a piece is right for you. Hey, try tipping the trough on it's side and layer items inside. It might work.

Ivy and Elephants said...

OMG!!! That is one gorgeous armoire! It is fabulous in every way .... and perfect for your decor. I'm sure that this is a love affair that will last a life time. If not, I'm petitioning for the armoire in the settlement!!!!
Hugs and enjoy,
Patti

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

I totally get it! I've been in love with a few too many pieces of furniture myself, and this would have been another love affair for me too! Glad you finally got it. It is beautiful and perfect in your home.

Karena said...

I adore your armoire it is perfect and very unique!! It just goes to show, never give up on a dream!! Plus the stockings from dear Rachel!!

Please do come and enter my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways, many are sponsored by our blog friends!!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

What a great story and a beautiful piece! I LOVE the trough on top :)

An Urban Cottage said...

Are you kidding me? That is crazy --CRAZY BEAUTIFUL! And it seems absolutely perfect for your place.

Rozmeen said...

I can totally understand you!! Its soooo beautiful and the patina is GORGEOUS!!! live your chair in front of it too!!

xoxo Rozmeen

Pam said...

I'm getting all teary eyed reading your post. It was just meant to be. I cannot even imagine your pain of knowing that beautiful thing was just sitting on her porch exposed to the elements when it could be warm and cozy in your home. It looks fabulous. And I love the dough bowl on top of it. I think it contrasts nicely with the fanciness of the armoire.

Morning T said...

It is absolutely gorgeous, I would be in love too!!
Happy holidays.
xo~
T

Linda said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. Love all of the details and it looks fabulous in your home. Happy holidays...Linda

nincrushing said...

What a fabulous find the detail on the armoire is amazing!

Kristle Jones said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love it! Your house is beautiful and I can't wait to see more of it so I am your latest follower!

xo Kristle

http://www.willblogforbeauty.com

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is fantastic....I am so glad you and your love are finally together...Merry Christmas!!

Stuff and Nonsense said...

i was so biting my nails
reading along about your see saw
negotiations for this lovely piece

yeesh
sitting on a front porch
in all sorts of weather?

sell
sell
sell
already

so glad you got it in the end
and it looks fabulous in your home

thanks for sharing the drama
at Fridays Unfolded!

alison

Scribbler said...

Persistence is the name of the game! You can rest assured you are the envy of all in blogland.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Dear Marcy..... you sweet dear thing. I am so relieved that you GOT this! I kept reading and reading and thinking.... if that lady doesn't cave in SOON, I will have to go out there myself and talk her into it!!!
Whew. So glad I didn;t have to intervene.

But you know..... I would have.
For you, BFF!

xoxox Merry MERRY Christmas.
That baby is perfect in your house!



Meant to be.

Kerry Rossow said...

You are the "armoire whisperer!" It is gorgeous!
Kerry at HouseTalkN

art is beauty said...

Now I want it too...:)
visiting you from MMS...:)
Karin
www.artisbeauty.net

WhyCuzICan said...

SOOO pretty!! It's Amore/Armoire!

visiting from Party-Central err... I mean Miss Mustard Seed's Linky Party tonight,
~Suzanne from WhyCuzICan in NW IL

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, it was fate! It is beautiful and was definitely worth the wait! It's funny, I fell in love with a cupboard at a friend's barn sale and have been hemming and hawing about buying it. My husband says to go ahead, but I'm still pondering. Maybe your post is a sign that I need to just go get it!

Congrats on winning those darling stockings! And I would put magnolia in your trough, it lasts for a long time.

Kat

European Paint Finishes said...

If you didn't have such a great husband I'd be all for you marrying that beauty! Great blog and thanks for the "love story" :)

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

It's fabulous! I totally love it!

Now Following!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com

Antiqueaholics said...

I know the feeling when you see something you love and then you even want it more when you can't have it. This armoire looks fabulous in your home. Well done.

Debra Hall said...

O Mah Gawd!! You crack me up!! LOve the story .... xo

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

The detailing is so beautiful. It goes perfectly in your home. And yes...you can fall in love with a piece of furniture, I think I just did!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Marcy, I can see why you fell in love. The armoire is GORGEOUS and is perfect for your home. Thanks for linking to my party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Bonnie said...

What a delightful love story...sweet...

Deidre said...

This is simply a gorgeous place.....I know we shouldnt covet but im making an exception in this case! lol Deidre~ Im speechless(thats a rare thing)Http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love.Love.Love.Love.LOVE. Absolutely gorgeous- what a beauty and a treasure!! Did I say the word LOVE yet? Great score! Thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

Dear Lillie said...

Haha - no wonder you are so in love! That is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas!

The Sterling Cherub said...

OMG, she's gorgeous, no wonder you pined for her for so long! That love birds in their nest with their sweet little eggs alone is worth whatever price you paid for her!

I have an armoire story that is not unlike yours. A lady I work with bought a beautiful armoire at a thrift shop and I about died when I saw it; she then decided she didn't have room for it and put it in her booth at an antique mall. I wanted to scream! She didn't even tell me she was going to sell it, I would have saved the trouble of her moving it (and it getting some bumps and bruises, of course) by just taking it from her house, but I did end up with it and I got it for a great price. Will have to post pictures on my blog one day ...

Anyhow, your girl is gorgeous, and I think she'd look perfect with a rocking horse on top!

Best,

Kimberly

Mimi said...

The armoire is beautiful. Love the birds and nests.

Kathleen said...

Lucky you!! What a beautiful piece of furniture. I love your blog, and your home is just gorgeous! I am your newest follower. Thanks, Kathleen

SHERRY HART said...

What a great story. I resisted the urge to go right to the end.....and took my time. So glad you got it, and I still can not believe she had it outside!

Jennelise said...

What an incredible find! It is absolutely beautiful! I can't believe it was sitting on a porch! :) Lucky you!
Jennelise

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Yes, it's possible to love an armoir (don't tell Mr. AC!) but at least for now, it's still not legal to marry one. Things are getting much more open minded, so hang in there...you never know!
Barbara
The Treasured Home

Angie said...

Thanks for sharing your passionate story at Knick of Time Tuesday - it is being featured! (post will go up tomorrow) - just love, love, love your armoire!

I'd be honored if you grabbed my "I Was Featured" button to display and shared again this week!

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

jayneonweedstreet said...

I am glad you got your armoire - it looks like it was made to be in your home - so much better than out in the elements!
I sold a Butlers trya table on Craigs list and was happy the new owner would use it in her library...I had sent it to the basement!

My Beautiful World said...

I in love with it too just beautiful. So happy to meet you I have enjoyed looking around. I have just found your lovely blog through the Monday link wonderful to join in. I'm now following you hope you visit me sometime, follow back if you like so nice to find new friends to catch up with. Have a great day.
Always Wendy

Marydon said...

Magnificent piece. I'd be in a romance with it also.
Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Marydon

Lori R. said...

Wow. This piece is gorgeous!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my funny caught in the act story of junk picking! So glad I found you - your blog is wonderful! That armoire is amazing - I understand your slightly (ok, over the top) obsession with it! I would have shed a tear or two thinking of my beloved (insert some random piece I just have to have) out in the rain too! Following along!
Kelly

thistlewoodfarm said...

Oh my goodness! WOW! I am so glad I stopped by! Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I love that story....but all I have to say is REALLY....she wouldn't sell it originally, but she was using it for sports storage????? Go figure! Thanks for all the inspriation!
blessings,
karianne

thistlewoodfarm said...

PS I added you to google reader in case you fell in love with a table or two....I wanted to follow along! LOL!

thistlewoodfarm said...

I also forgot to tell you how much I adore those stockings!

blessings,

karianne

Diann said...

That is so beautiful! I am so glad that it finally made it's way into your home! thank you for joining TTF and have a great week.

Honey at 2805 said...

The armoire is gorgeous! No wonder you love it!

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

Judy said...

Your armoire is beautiful and the story is great. I will be featuring it tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

Carole said...

Oh my what a great story. I can't imagine anything else in that room. It was fate!

x
Carole

Sharing with Sherri said...

Great story and I can soooo see why you fell in love with this gorgeous armoire, I totally "get" having a love affair with a gorgeous piece of furniture;)
So glad your persistence paid off... I can't imagine someone leaving that beauty on the porch!

Your new follower,
Sherri

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

I love it! Both the armoire and the story, I'm now a follower!

Custom Comforts said...

What a sweet story. Read every word ~ you had me hanging on until the end and then, there it was in your living room. Looks perfect, just like it was meant to always live there. First time to your blog ~ newest follower.
Cindy

gina said...

I don't know how I came across your blog early (4am...grrrrrh) this morning but I LOVE it! I have spent hours reading all your old posts. Many of your favorite things are mine as well...wish I lived in California still so I could go treasure hunting with you. Move away many, many years ago from Danville. I'm now a follower! So happy I found you!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh my gosh, girlfriend this story is just as beautiful as the armoire. My heart was beating so fast as I was reading the story. I am so happy for the happy ending. That is the most gorgeous armoire ever. I was so mean't to be and where you have it placed really shows that it was totally mean't to be. I would love it if you could link this amazing post to our What's it Wednesday blog party. I really hope you can join us.

Paula
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Claudia said...

Love the armoire...It is gorgeous!!! And I too have things that speak to me! Thank goodness you went to look at those Pottery Barn trunks. I hate to think of what would have happened to the armoire had you not...It now can be loved again!

Mandy said...

I can't believe this gorgeous piece of furniture was outside! Looks perfect in your house. I don't think you could have found anything more appropriate.

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Your story sounds like mine when I was so focused on Miss Mustard Seed's dining room set that she sold to me after months of dreaming and hoping that she would sell it...and it finally happened. I'm still so thrilled so congratulations!! The armoire is gorgeous...I know how you feel

Rhonda@restoredtreasurestoo said...

Wow! Do you want to sell your armoire?! It is gorgeous! The color, shape.........yeah you can fall in love with a piece of furniture!

Auntie Bliss said...

Exactly what I'VE been dreaming of too although, I didn't know to dream about that incredible detail!!!
So glad you got it out of the weather.
Are you on pinterest? I haven't seen you there, but I did pin your little bird's nest :)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

OMG I loved reading this fairytale!! It was so fun..of course I knew you had it cuz of the photos, but still, I can see why you were swept away in a love affair with this most incredible armoire!! What torture, but it made you love it all the more!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

What a great story about this lovely piece coming to end up in your home. I'm sure she was worth the wait!

Kim said...

Hey! I came across a pic the other day and thought of you. I'm the one that suggested fresh greenery to fill the wooden bowl on top of your armoire. Well I thought for the rest of the year you could put large hydrangea blooms. They sell very realistic looking faux ones these days. Just an idea!
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Kim

Stephanie said...

I loved reading this darling and fun post! I'm thrilled that you got to bring your armoire home - it was meant to be. It is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Rusty Hinge said...

Oh my Word!!! I love your armoire and your blog... I just found it from Ivy and Elephants. I am your newest follower!
Maria
www.rustyhinge.blogspot.com

Jeo Fazzio said...

Nice armoire wardrobe story, Cool blog on modern furniture.

Mom said...

Persevere is what you did! Gorgeous piece of furniture - can't believe anyone would keep such a beautiful thing outdoors - looks fabulous with your beautiful things.

Cindy said...

What a great story!!! The amoire is so beautiful!!!

It's a lesson that we should never give up!!! It looks perfect in your gorgeous home!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks for linking with us Marcy. We featured your gorgeous post. Feel free to grab a featured button and link up each week, we love having you.
Best wishes for the coming new year!
Hugs,
Patti

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

i am loving this story and yes, we do develop passions for objects. so happy for you that you got what you love so much. way to go and be patient - it can pay off.

happy new year!!

xx
becky

Tattered Tiques said...

This was on someones porch? What? I can't even comprehend that! It is BEAUTIFUL! Lucky you!

Green Willow Pond said...

I can't blame you for agonizing over this armoire. It is just stunning, and so perfect in your room! I'm drooling here!

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Melissa Owczarzak said...

oh my i am ridiculously jealous of that armoire!!!!!

Liana Sanjana said...
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Brynne said...

What a BEAUTIFUL armoire! I adore it!

aarond said...

That is one beautiful piece of furniture. I would have cried everyday too.