Nov 3, 2007

Show and Tell a day late...

Somehow Friday got away from me....but Kelli is hosting her Show and Tell Friday and has graciously invited all of us to join the fun. Swing by her place and pick up the details for Show and Tell Friday.

I have had this cupboard since early marriage (I've been married for 21 probably 19 years it has been hanging around here.) We found it in a thrift shop in Rhode Island. We were on a weekend getaway and had filled our weekend with vintage shops, thrift stores and good eats. Not too much of this going on now, but back to the 'telling,' it was hand painted and just screamed buy me. It was very inexpensive and a treasure to my heart, though I think I am the only one who enjoys it here.
I didn't get a good shot of the top, but it was faux marbled (way before faux painting had been popular I think.) I have a hard time thinking that something that must have taken so much time and effort could be discarded, but guess it was no longer needed?
Inside 'her' belly is my stash of,'to read books.' Since we adopted our wee three ones (a sibling group through foster care) I haven't had as much reading time-but the stash remains happy in the waiting area for now.

This is a devotional book I love and highly recommend.

Yup, a lot of good reads, some of these are actually my Knights guess he likes the cupboard more than I thought ;-)


SweetAnnee said...

A most wonderful treasure..and I see books that look marvy..I love the whole idea of it..what fun!!

I know someday you'll be finding more time to read..
fondly, Deena

Patty said...

Wonderful little cabinet for stashing the best of books. I will have to check into that devotional book

Emily said...

That's one pretty piece!

Penless Thoughts said...

Loved your beautiful "show" and especially your lovely "tell"!!!

Rebekah S. said...

How neat!!! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you also so much for your sweet comment on my blog!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous piece of furniture! Something to be really proud of. Great books too :-)

Sharon said...

That is an awesome table! I just love it. I bet it is really valuable too! I love that book Streams in the Desert.

I like your blog!
:0) Sharon

Nunnie's Attic said...

I see quite a few books that I wouldn't mind having myself. The one about the cool mom, the one about making brothers and sisters friends - very interesting!

I think the cabinet is darling and I'm sure that it looks beautiful in your home!


Quinne said...

Hi Kimmie :) What a neat find - so much character - and I love that it holds you book stash! Love, Q

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

That cupboard is gorgeous! And your book stack could be mine- I have so many of those same books.


Rebecca said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a very kind comment.
Your cabinet is beautiful!!
What a wonderful thing to be able to provide a wonderful Christian home to all your children.
And last but certainly not least, Toby is absoluetely ADORABLE!!! I love the little orange kittens!!

javamamma said...

Wow, that is really a beautiful piece of furniture. I love it's function too. :) I have quite a stack myself and a pretty piece to hide them all away in would be handy!

Foxy5 said...

That is a beautiful piece! Very cool find, and obviously a quality piece of furniture to last 19 years! Thats quite the stack of "to read" books you have there. The only time I get to read is when I'm sitting down to nurse my youngest. And she enjoys swatting the book out of my hand. I've been reading the same book for WAY to long now. I hope you get to enjoy at least one of those books sometime soon! :) Thanks for sharing your show and tell with us, I love seeing what other people have in their home that they treasure.

Sniz said...

You opened the door of that cupboard and found a nice little surprise! My sister just lent me a book called Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe by Todd Wilson. When I'm done, I'm requiring Mr. Shumway to read it too so we can have some good discussions! Nice cupboard...nice faux painting!

melanie said...

this is my first time here!
some good books in that stack there. (i've read a couple of those john bevere books.) you have a very beautiful family! you must be very busy!!! i love to see big families!
thanks for the comment at my blog.

Kelli said...

What a wonderful cabinet, Kimmie! I love the books inside!

Mommy said...

I hardly ever find anything when ever I decide to go to thrift stores. :( I really like your table, it is a very nice treasure. The painting on it is beauitful!

What a nice idea to put the books you want to read in there.

Thank you for sharing and thank you for visiting my blog. :)

Cahleen 何凱琳 said...

Love the cabinet, love the books!

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