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Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

December 31, 2010
3:19 PM

Post #8285480

I put this on the Trash to Treasures forum also, if you want to look at the comments there.

It is capadimonte, 43 inches around and more than 16 pounds.

Fun, fun fun!

Linny

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mableruth
Bolingbrook, IL
(Zone 5a)

December 31, 2010
4:55 PM

Post #8285611

Only one word WOW!!! It is beautiful and I would say you got lucky.
HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

January 1, 2011
5:56 PM

Post #8287397

It's amazing that it didn't get chipped or broken to pieces! Beautiful.
Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 2, 2011
7:48 AM

Post #8287995

It is chipped a little bit, but the gals on Trash to Treasure said touch it up with pastel markers. I did, and it came out great.

Linny
Flowersrthebest
Dexter, ME

January 12, 2011
1:42 PM

Post #8307092

wow great peice!
Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 12, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8307272

Thanks! I surely am enjoying it. It serves as motivation to keep the dining room table cleaned off - lol

Linny
Countrymom
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 27, 2011
5:06 PM

Post #8334008

Wow ! What a fantastic find ! Beautiful...
Buttoneer
Carlisle, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 2, 2011
1:37 PM

Post #8345496

Guess I gotta start dumpster diving. (LOL) It is a lovely piece and well worthy of gracing your table.
Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

February 2, 2011
3:18 PM

Post #8345600

Sweetie calls it "dumpster shopping" ... ya gotta love it...

Linny
Amber_lee
Seminole, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 2, 2011
3:31 PM

Post #8345617

I'm an Okie and I have a cousin who says "She knows shes a redneck because she always leaves the dump heavier than when she went in." LOL
Good find!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

February 3, 2011
2:58 AM

Post #8346224

LOL! :-)
Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2011
6:20 AM

Post #8346378



Tell your cousin we can tell she's a redneck if her dress is strapless but her bra isn't.

Linny

p.s. someone over on T2T identified this piece, even where in Italy it was made.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2011
11:23 AM

Post #8346895

My friend calls it going to the store.
2racingboys
Bartlett, TN
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8357380

That piece is AWESOME! Sometimes there are things in the dump that are mind-boggling lol

BTW I also have your dining hutch thing lol

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Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2011
6:23 PM

Post #8358020

How 'bout that!

Mine belonged to my mother. It is probably 50 years old.

Great cat!

Linny
2racingboys
Bartlett, TN
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8358133

Thanks. The kitty we call 'fatty-boy' is a storm rescue that should be on a serious diet! lol
Our hutch belonged to my husbands mom. We've had it for many years now.
Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2011
5:45 AM

Post #8358587

2racingboys, I am considering changing out the knobs. What do you think about that? Anyone?

Linny
2racingboys
Bartlett, TN
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8359018

Linny... I personally like the original knobs, but if you're ready for a change you can definitely do that. I have seen all kinds of cute knobs that would look really nice. Just don't loose the original ones because if you ever decide to sell it, people really like to have original parts. Maybe put them in a ziplock back and tape it to the inside of a drawer so they don't get lost.

I have actually been thinking of stripping mine & redoing the finish, but I'm scared lol I'm probably better off just letting the cats 'antique' it more for me lol
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 9, 2011
3:59 PM

Post #8363204

I just shared this link on the other A&C thread..LOL! I like the prices at this place and they were not slow with delivery: http://www.antique-hardware.com/
Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

February 9, 2011
6:39 PM

Post #8363482

Thanks for the link. I'll check it out. My cousin said to paint it all black but I don't think that would look good in our house, which is more cabin than house.

All the years this furniture was in mother's house, I never noticed how many pieces match. Guess that's how it was back in the day.

I think I'll leave well enough alone.

Linny
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 10, 2011
1:31 AM

Post #8363821

My Aunt wallpapered, mirrored, and hand painted some hardboard pieces that were cut to fit tightly as a new back in a couple of her hutches. These had to be cut for each shelf as she didn't want to move/remove/damage anything. She didn't want to ruin their integrity as perfect antiques, and she couldn't stand for the monotony of all of that boring wood behind her dishes and nick nacks.
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 10, 2011
1:32 AM

Post #8363822

My Aunt wallpapered, mirrored, and hand painted some hardboard pieces that were cut to fit tightly as a new back in a couple of her hutches. These had to be cut for each shelf as she didn't want to move/remove/damage anything. She didn't want to ruin their integrity as perfect antiques, and she couldn't stand for the monotony of all of that boring wood behind her dishes and nick nacks.
Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2011
4:02 AM

Post #8363887

Juneybug, that sounds like a wonderful solution, especially if it is done in such a way as to preserve the original finishes.

I lined the back of a pine book case with black felt, to better showcase the books and some very treasured bookends. I left the peel and stick backing on the felt squares, and it served to hold the felt firmly upright.

Thanks, Linny

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