Monday, August 24, 2015

The cutest little wall cabinet EVER !


Small curio as spice rack

painted spice rack

See?
I told you !






Now this is what happens every now and then to me.

I see something like this - and my heart starts pounding and I can't type fast enough to get the email out inquiring about it - and then I check my emails every 30 seconds for a reply -.and then the email comes in and I'm too afraid to open it because I don't want to know if it's already been sold   because I. HAVE. TO. HAVE. IT

HAVE. TO.

I've been looking for a unique small cabinet for ages now.............for the kitchen

AND.....................................


It's officially mine.

ALL mine !

My new spice rack !

Now you may all go forth and try to find one for yourself :)


When I sent the email to the seller - I signed it Suzan.  That's it - just Suzan and when it was still available I sent this email

S.O.L.D.!!!
My husband can pick it up tomorrow morning- does that work for you?
Thanks so much Tracy – I absolutely love it !
Need your address ( with postal code plse )
( I have a blog – and already wrote up a post for it for Monday – so I was really hoping it was still available LOL ) 

I did not mention the name of my blog whatsoever - there's hundreds of thousands of them ( if not more ) but still - this is the reply I got 

OMG, I know your blog & FB page! Simply Vintageous - (recognized your name). What a small world! I've commented on your posts in the past. Love your work & your humour & that your hubby's British (like my Mum was)! Wish you'd come with him to pick it up, would love to meet you. I've been refinishing furniture for years & started doing stuff with chalk paint about a year ago. Learned a lot reading bloggers like you & have a passion for everything old. My house is filled to the rafters with old stuff, some finished and a lot waiting for makeovers. My hubby's getting impatient with my constant mess!
Anyway, the curio will be waiting for you tomorrow, I'm home pretty much all day. 
Hope to see you,


Tracy

Can you believe that?
I mean really - can you believe that?
I can't !

Suzan says - Well you won't believe this John
John says - What now?
Suzan says - I put an inquiry in on something - and the seller KNOWS MY BLOG !
Suzan says - She's apparently even commented on it !
Suzan says - OMG - I'm like the OPRAH of Montreal !
John says - Hardly.............
John says - I hope she hasn't read any of our conversation that you're so hell bent on recording
Suzan says - SHE HAS !   SHE LOVES THAT YOU'RE BRITISH
John says - Good God - I'm going to have to start wearing a disguise when I pick things up.

We ended up staying 3 1/2 hours chatting  - more on that another time - I have a spice rack to hang up.

Have a great day everyone !
( though I suspect it'll be somewhat ruined because you don't have the cutest little wall cabinet EVER )
Hugs,
Me
( the triumphant one )
Thanks again Tracy !



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51 comments:

  1. Suzan, you are so crazy. Of course people know who you and John are. I had a customer ask me if I "knew" you a few weeks ago. I proudly said I have been reading you since the beginning. I LOVE the cabinet. Did you get to snoop through her other treasures?

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  2. Lucky you!! It is adorable ~

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  3. Oh Suzann, it is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E ! You were so lucky to find it. What a great story about the saleswoman recognizing your 'famous blog' Simply Vintageous! Yes, you are a famous one, along with your British husband. Here I would have gotten a discount, lol!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  4. It really is a much smaller world these days. In the "old" days(20-30 yrs. ago LOL) you might never even have known the little cabinet existed and the chances of your path and that of the seller having crossed would have been pretty slim indeed. So glad you were able to get it because it really is pretty!

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    1. I know ! Thank goodness for social media LOL !!!
      Thanks so much Lynn :)
      xox

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  5. Ha! That's amazing!! But not surpirising. Your cabinet is SWEET!!

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  6. Suzan, way to go! Congrats to both you and Tracy for finally connecting. ::: humming 'It's a small world" ::::
    Hugs, Christina

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  7. So adorable!!! I'm not surprised that she knows you. What a great connection!!!

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  8. Such a great find and you met a fan, even better!!! You are the Martha of Montreal - dishing our recipes and crafts and furniture makeovers with aplomb! Tell that one to John, I think you should have t-shirts made up. Seriously! That is the sweetest cabinet, I have given up on Kijiji here. xo Patty

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    1. Hey Patty - you're never a no reply blogger - what's going on - lol ?
      Martha is my nickname with my girlfriends so that's really funny that you say that LMHO !
      Thanks
      xoxo

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  9. Oh, I'm so bummed ! I thought it was something you were selling until I read it was staying at your house. It is TOO darling ! It's gotta be fun to find out someone "knows" you, right ? Maybe not Oprah, but Gilligan !?!

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  10. what a wonderful piece and so nice she recognized you so quickly. Great idea to use as spice rack! Did you post a before? would love to see it. or did she sell it done over? I have a little cabinet I am going to take to my youngest grandgirl, but now I want to keep it for spices...darn you!

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  11. Dear Suzan, So happy for you to get your very special little cabinet, it is certainly swoon worthy. I have something similar that was a clock cabinet. Kept all the cabinet pieces and clock works, what for who knows but who knows when might want to use them for "something". I'd say you are pretty famous. Probably good think you live in CN or you'd have all kinds of American's knocking on your door all the time.
    Your cabinet was redone in such a perfect way, keeps look of" little something special" could we say? Now I need to go find mine to see what I can do with it. Happy week and enjoy your new purchase. Show us photos of it in your kitchen all loaded up with your spices.

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    1. Thanks so much !
      I was thinking maybe a clock was inside this one once upon a time ( and it was the first thing my SIL said when he saw it ! AND I actually have a small one WITH the clock inside - hmmmmmm - the wheels are turning now because the clock doesn't work :)
      I WILL show photos of it loaded ( it already is just not hung up )
      XOXO

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  12. Dear Oprah,
    I'll be needing that little cabinet.

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  13. Well, here I thought the little wall cabinet I found was the cutest ever but now you've proved me wrong AND I have cabinet envy! This would go perfectly with my buffet turned vanity. *weeping* as she types this. Sniff.
    Lol, omg it's just adorable and I can't wait to see it in your kitchen!
    Hugs (or slight pat because I'm jealous),
    Cecilia

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  14. Suzan who doesn't know you? I think everyone in the universe either knows you or has heard about you in some way, shape or form.
    Congratulations on getting a new found treasure. Can't wait to see the finished make-over.
    Have a wonderful and enjoyable evening.

    I hear thunder roaring off in the distance so hopefully we will get a little rain. A nice shower sure would be nice. Sure could use it, as we are under a No Burn Ban

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  15. I love this spice rack! I would love to see where you hung it up! :) (visiting via Tutorials & Tips Link Party)

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    1. It's sitting on the kitchen counter - all filled LOL
      Thanks Angeline
      xxx

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  16. Love how this blogging, becomes a smaller world as we circulate in well, big circles. Gorgeous cabinet and love the finish you put on this one Suzan, too cute! Fun that it went to a fellow blogger, LOL.

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    1. The person I bought it from isn't a blogger - and I didn't do anything to it - it's the way it came - complete with my signature colors - what are the chances of that !!!
      Thanks xoxo

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  17. I am laughing out loud! "I don't do LOL." This is too funny- "the Oprah of Montreal". I'm so glad she recognized your name. It's a great story and a cute cabinet.

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  18. Love this! And your convo with John! And that Tracey knew you! And yes, sadly my day was ruined, RUINED I tell you, because you got that acbinet before me. {sob}
    Here from Tips and Tricks

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  19. That is the cutest little wall cabinet ever! What a fun story Suzan!

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  20. This is so crazy, I know a Canadian Oprah.....I feel famous just knowing you! Cheers to an awesome cabinet Suzan. It is gorgeous

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  21. A great story :-))
    I love the cabinet.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  22. Very nice spice cabinet...love it!! It is so fun to meet fellow bloggers...I've met 6 of my blogging friends. Three of us have gone junkin' together a few times.
    ~Cindy

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  23. What a great story Suzan! "The Oprah of Montreal" - ROFLMAO, you crack me up. Cute little wall cabinet too. So, did you come home with any other goodies from her stash?

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  24. That is by far the sweetest little cabinet I have ever seen.

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  25. This is the cutest little spice cabinet ever... jealous much!

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  26. What a small world. I love this story just about as much as your beautiful cabinet! Thanks, Suzan for sharing it with us at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  27. That cabinet is gorgeous! And I love your story LOL! :)

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  28. Oh my you lucky gal! Love, love the cabinet. I would love something like that for my S&P shakers! Loved the story behind it too. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  29. What a wonderful use of that cabinet Suzan! I have seen it around here and always loved it but never could think of a use for it. Thats too funny about the seller. Always so fun to chat! Thanx for doing THT every week Oprah of Montreal!;)

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  30. Your spices are going to be styling now! What a gorgeous piece and the story is absolutely wonderful...I love happy endings! Have a lovely week ~ Mickie.

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  31. Simply adorable! I love everything about it! Beautiful find!
    Jennelise

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  32. You're right Suzan! It IS the cutest little cabinet ever! And I mean EVER!

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  33. Thanks, you have officially ruined my life. Things will never be right again until I find a cute little cabinet like yours for my spices. It is absolutely fabulous! Love, love, love it!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  34. Love the story ... and this cabinet is to die for...love...love...love It!

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  35. Suzan, what a fantastic find. The cabinet is lovely. But they way you tell the story is delightful. How nice that you've made a new friend. I saw your link at Friday's Furniture Fix. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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  36. More fabulous! Such a cute cabinet!

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  37. Wow this is so unique I love it!
    Maria

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    1. Thanks so much Marie - I just love it to pieces !
      xxx

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  38. What a treasure, both your find & the memory that will go with it. Haven't been reading many blogs lately, but I ALWAYS love coming to yours, even after some time has passed since my previous visit. I would also love to meet you in person! ;)

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  39. Suzan that really is the cutest little spice cabinet. I can't wait to see what it looks like in your kitchen. How fun that the seller knew your blog. Crazy. Thanks so much for sharing your story and cabinet at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I hope you will join us again tonight at 8 EST! Take care, Tara

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  40. Oh you gave me such a laugh today sweet Suzan... now don't you go getting a big head there Miss Oprah of Montreal - lol.
    It's a crazy old world these days for sure and a very small one indeed. I'm so happy that you found this gorgeous treasure and a new friend as well. I'm delighted to be featuring this post at Shabbilicious Friday tomorrow.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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