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April 12, 2012

The thing about Round Top, or any large scale antiques market, is that it’s difficult to find precisely what you want if you have a particular list.

Because of the vast volume of merchants and products we try to generally survey the items in our range of vision to see if we gravitate toward anything.  That’s how happy accidents happen.

It was midday and we were hungry and running low on energy when we walked by a merchant with a cute little dog.  He said something funny and we paused for a minute.  My gaze landed on a set of post box cubicles.  And I did physically gravitate toward it.  30 minutes later it was in the trunk of the car.

Now, after a bath and a coat of paste wax, it’s in the study next to the little twin bed.

We added a few seashells

and a couple of antique fishing lures that we found the same day from another merchant (second happy accident)!

This cubby is an item I would never have attempted to seek but am so glad we crossed its path.

Since we’re always looking for any excuse to integrate our vast collection of seashells into all of our living spaces, this seemed like a perfect choice, and I feel so fortunate to have found it.  The piece is well worn and will be well loved in our home.

As always, thank you so much for sharing your time here 🙂




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7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2012 5:58 pm

    Ohhhhh…if you hadn’t have snagged it, I woulda!!

    That’s just cuter than cute–perfect for the home you gave it!

  2. April 12, 2012 7:18 pm

    Diane, that is so pretty! i love it with the shells in it 🙂

  3. April 12, 2012 9:43 pm

    Your post office cubbies are just the type of thing I love. Lucky you, plus lucky you for being at Round Top. We live far enough away, that it is a ‘once every few years’ occasion to get to go. We had a great time last Fall, but it was sure hot!! I love log cabin quilts, also, and only have two antique ones; but have made several myself. Have a great weekend. Sally

  4. April 12, 2012 11:50 pm

    I love that. I love the wire back it has too. It add lots of interest

  5. April 13, 2012 9:59 am

    Oh.. I LOVE this! I wouldn’t have walked past it either, hehe!
    I hope you two will have a wonderful weekend!

  6. April 15, 2012 1:00 pm

    This post office box has a wonderful patina on it. The cleaning and the paste wax did it some good. So glad to see you didn’t paint it! It looks great in this little cottage room.

  7. timelesslady permalink
    April 22, 2012 10:43 am

    Great idea for displaying shells. I also find fishing lures when I beachcomb on the Jersey shore near my home.

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