Thursday, June 13, 2013

Shopping in Chicago


Hi, everyone!  Remember when I told you that I went 'shopping' at Kris's (Junk Chic Cottage) house?  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, then visit this post to read about my trip to Chicago, and meeting up with Kris.


When my hubby Keith and I were taking a tour of her home, I was admiring this sweet little cabinet...here it is hanging on her kitchen wall.


"Do you think you could get that through the airport?"  Kris asked me.
"Ummm, I don't know...why?"  I answered, perplexed.
"Because I've been wanting to replace it, so you can take it if you can get it home."
Me, stunned and excited..."What?!  We'll get it home somehow!"


Long story short...her hubby Terry immediately got a drill and took it off their wall, and now it happily resides on this chest of drawers in our office!


Let me tell you, this baby is like 2 1/2 feet tall, and not exactly lightweight.  The airline wouldn't let us carry it on, so Keith had to wrap it in a garbage bag that Kris had given us and we had to check it in!


 I was so worried that it would get broken (have you seen how they throw luggage around?) but luckily it arrived safely in one piece.


I have a thing for numbers, and also for cubbies, so this is perfect for me!  I had NO problem finding little goodies around my house to display in it.  In fact, I keep playing around and changing the cubbies out.


I actually found these little wooden milk bottles at a shop in Chicago. They're slightly bigger than another set that I have, and I thought they'd fit perfectly here.


I'm so happy that Kris was ready to part with her cabinet and that I could give it a new, loving home. :)  Gotta love friends that let you 'shop' their home!  Have a wonderful day!


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32 comments:

  1. What a great piece--love the numbers. So glad it made it home in a trash bag :)

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  2. Awesome piece! Can't believe you got it checked, lol! Love esp. that little wooden box with lavender in the bottom L cubby! All of it's so adorable - score!!

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  3. Perfect piece for you, Susan!! You have the best treasures to fit into the cubbies. Kris is a sweetie!
    Mary Alice

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  4. What a beautiful piece of furniture and I love how you have accessorized it...beautiful display. Enjoy your day, Gail

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  5. how sweet is kris?! the cabinet is totally cute!

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  6. What a great piece, Susan! It suits the top of your chest perfectly. How nice of Kris! I would have been anxious having to check it, too.

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  7. It's so perfect where you put it! The numbers definitely add a lot to it. Thank goodness you got home safely. A girl has to do whatever it takes for a treasure!!

    I don't remember reading the post where you were at Kris' house so I'm going back to that. :)

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  8. Hi Susan,
    It looks so great where you put her!!!! I love all the cuteness you have in her cubbies. I knew you would find a great place for her. I am so happy she has a new home. It was so much fun with you guys I hope you come back to Chicago soon!!!!
    Kris

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  9. I love it! I also love the candle holder beside it! Thanks for sharing! Both blogs inspire me!

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  10. Glad your wonderful cupboard made it home safe !!
    It looks great !!
    Hugs
    Janet

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  11. How lucky for you Susan ( Kris is one of my favorite bloggers - she's such a sweetheart )
    It looks beautiful!
    XOX

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  12. Oh my goodness! I absolutely love it! How nice was that of Kris??!!! I would've been giddy too if it was offered to me. I love where you used it. It fits perfectly in your home. Glad that you were able to get it home with you instead of shipping it. I wonder what Kris is going to use in it's place now?

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  13. How sweet of her! It looks great there.

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  14. What a sweet gesture- you've made Kris proud with all your keeps inside.

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  15. It fits right in with your home and your distinctive style. Kris is a honey!:)

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  16. What a great cabinet! It's so nice to have friends like that.

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  17. How cool is this!!! I love this cabinet, you had to be relieved when you opened it and wasn't damaged.

    Cynthia

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  18. Someday I hope to go to Chicago and shop with Kris. She has the best taste. What a lovely story you have about how you came to own your little cubbies.
    *Smiles*

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  19. This is the cutest thing! How incredibly sweet of Kris to let you take it home! I swear, she is the kindest person! I'm glad it made it through luggage check in! I'm sure you were very eager to get it off of that plane! Have fun with all those cute little cubbies! Hugs, Leena
    Oh! Did you get to meet Midge while you were there? I'm sure she was enjoying the sun in her little bikini!

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  20. Wow that is the cutest cabinet!! What a sweet friend to give that to you and that you got it home safe and sound.
    Love those milk bottles!!!

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  21. How generous of Kris to give you that wonderful cabinet...I had to laugh when her hubby just took it off the wall and gave it to you...will Kris allow another shopper in her home? :) :)
    Looks great on top of the dresser with all of your treasures...What a fun and memorable trip to Chicago!...

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  22. How incredible that your cabinet traveled safely on the airplane. Sounds like you have a wonderful husband. I just found your blog & I am your newest follower. Thanks for your kind comments about my Lake House post. Looking forward to spending some time on your blog!
    Thanks, Patty

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  23. Love the cabinet that Kris gave you...she is so sweet!! Isn't it fun to meet our blogging friends. A local craft store here has those numbers...gives me an idea for a project.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  24. what a great cabinet! the airlines should KNOW that when we girls have a plan we WILL make it work!

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  25. Love it! It looks perfect in its new home, like it was meant to be. Happy to hear that it made it back without any damage. So when do we get to come shop in your home?

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  26. Kris is about the sweetest, isn't she!

    She sent me an incredible retirement basket with all things that I love.

    I am working away at my 30 Days of Pinterest list and just finished one of the items. It doesn't fit with my style at all, but it is your style - I think.

    I haven't posted about it yet and don't want to tell you what it is - surprises are more fun! If you are intrigues at all, I would like to send it to you. I made something similar for Kris last winter. Don't tell her, but yours is cuter because I got a little more creative.

    Please send me your address.



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  27. LOVE this! Oh the things we will do for a great piece for our house :) Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  28. Wow -- that is one nice gift and one very special lady to just hand it over to you like that! Looks great in your space with the things you've added to it!

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  29. Okay, what happened, now I can comment! Yay! Love the shelf and those milk bottles are darling! It all looks great together.

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  30. the things we do for our junk!! i'm so glad they let you check it for transport!! it fits perfectly in your home!

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  31. Shopping someone's house is a perfect way to find treasures! The cubbies are adorable and isn't Kris the sweetest?!
    Liz

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