October 25, 2013

The scoop on the Hoosier

Good morning and happy Friday.  I am committed to showing a blog post every week. I’ve been busy this week fluffing a few things around the house, getting the windows washed, raking leaves *AGAIN*. So I haven’t made had time for blogging.
Last week I showed a few pictures with my pride and joy Hoosier cupboard in the background. As promised, I will show it off.
Here in the remote confines of Montana, we have a local AM radio station that has a daily show called Trade-io. Listeners call in with items they have for sale or trade. It cracks me up because it really is hookey. People call for some silly reasons. Example Mrs. Jones who lives in Custer is looking for someone going to Billings to pick her up some cat food. It’s quite funny sometimes.  But for the most part it is all about people selling things. This one particular day an elderly gentleman called in selling *an old pine kitchen cupboard*. I quickly wrote his number down and called him. I didn’t wait until the show was over. (I missed out on an old farm sink for $25.00 by waiting one time). At the first sight of this beauty, I gasped, to say the least. He hadn’t mentioned a price when he called in so I had no idea what he wanted for it. I offered him $100.00. He whipped his head around and said “ you’d pay a hundred dollars for that? ! I said well, what were you thinking? Trying not to appear to excited.  He mentioned he had a buffet too and if I was interested I could have both for a hundred dollars. Needless to say, I left with both. I think he felt guilty because he threw in the sweetest little chippy white stool he had that came out of an old gas station. I used the buffet for a dresser for awhile but ended up selling it to one of my favorite vendors, In Rust We Trust.
My battery was dying so I wasn’t able to get a picture of the flour sifter that’s behind the louvered doors. You can see a little bit of it in the next photo.
I wanted to get more pictures of the inside too. The bottom right drawer is zinc, the cutting board is in perfect condition, and behind the door on the left are pull out shelves. I struggle with what I want to display on it. What would/do you show off in it?
It’s my favorite piece by far.
The Grandkids are coming over after a hay ride today to play in the Huge pile of leaves I ‘ve been saving for them so I made them some pumpkin spice muffins. I also wanted to show you a very special bowl I have.
It was given to me by my husbands mother when we moved in. He remembers his Gramma serving mashed potatoes in it.
It doesn’t really show up but there is the most awesome crazing going on in this beauty. I just love it. It will be a treasure for many years to come.
Have a great fall weekend. Thanks for stopping by. D


  1. What an amazing piece of furniture that is Debi! Can't believe what you paid for it either! I think I would fill it with zinc lidded glass jars. Love the bowl and that is was passed down with love. Can't wait to see more of your home! ~ Meg

  2. Aww, Debi! I'm so honored to be stalked by you darlin'!! :D

    Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I actually MADE those trees...well, I dyed them myself. I have about 100 that need to be dyed still. I meant to do that today actually and as you can see, got sidetracked playing house. haha

    I am going to sell them in my etsy shop. So keep watching my farmhouse porch etsy shop pinterest board. As soon as I list them for sale I always post them on pinterest. And I always offer discounts to my blog readers, if you ever see anything you want just let me know who you are. :)

    If you want to make them yourself you just buy them and bleach them! It's a pain, but they are so pretty!

    Going to check out your blog.


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