Friday, March 11, 2016
In the Shed.....
I like cupboards. I took this one from my dad's garage. I am thinking he took it from an old house that he had torn down many years ago. This one isn't so valuable on the market but I am sure I would be surprised to know.
When I was young, living in southern Iowa, old things were cheap. I have a chest of drawers and other oak furniture that my mom picked up for 6 bucks a piece. I bought lots of things for one or two bucks during my early years living in far southern Iowa. When I moved to Woodward and went across the street to bid on a neighbors old bathroom cabinet, thinking I would be carrying it back home in no time, I was wrong. Antique prices started to increase at the time in value and the piece sold for $45. I haven't been to an auction for years.
I appreciate the old cupboard in my shed and will always wonder about its history. I need to get into that shed and clean house. The red shelving thing was from a shop at school that was being thrown away and the wooden tray at the top is from Madagascar. It is a tourist piece that has been made from unusual wood with a carved scene on it. Maybe I should photograph the carving some of these days.