“I love older things that people have used and cherished. They have personality, character, and soul.” – Anna Hillegass
Have you ever been enjoying your cup of coffee on a Sunday morning and suddenly thought, I must find an antique card catalog for that wall?
No? Me neither. 🙂
Well, if you have ever searched for an antique card catalog you quickly discovered two things: 1) they are not easy to come by, and 2) they are extremely expensive when you do. I could have found a reproduction at an affordable cost, or made my own as a DIY (just check pinterest, there are lots of tutorials), but I wanted the real deal.
My search started returning apothecary cabinets as well, and they seemed easier to obtain and were often at better prices, so I refocused my efforts and came upon this beauty via ebay:
It was not initially what I had in mind, but I loved the primitive, rustic look of it, it was in my price range, and it was located about an hour or so south of us. I negotiated with the seller over the next couple of hours and it was mine!
Jordan made the trip south a couple of weeks later for me, and this lovely apothecary cabinet found its new home in our living room.
I don’t know anything about its age or origins, only that it was found in an old barn that had once been storage for a pharmacy. Sure, it is flawed. There are scratches and dings and places where the finish has worn off.
It’s missing a handle and sags a bit in the middle, but I don’t mind. All of these flaws just add to its charm. I find it to be perfectly imperfect.
We brought the cabinet home late last summer and it has become one of my favorite pieces in the whole house.
I’ve had a lot of fun changing up the vignette every few months – it’s amazing what just changing up a display or two in your home can do to refresh your space. Here are just a few of the looks our vintage cabinet has seen over the past months:
What do you think of our apothecary cabinet? Do you have a space in your home that you like to change up for the seasons? Share them with me below!