Saturday, June 2, 2012

White Sideboard and Vintage Cutlery

    

I bought an orbital sander this week. I have always sanded every thing by hand. I am in love this this power tool. It leaves a silky smooth finish in no time at all, a finish that normally takes me hours of sanding.

The 2 drawers are dovetailed and well made, sturdy and slide very well. One has some divisions for cutlery. They are lovely and deep and would hold heaps.




I love this vintage cutlery set that I bought years ago. The handles are hollow and have a lovely weight and feel. Unfortunately my husband keeps putting them in the dishwasher and the heat has made the glue come unstuck on some of them. I'll have to work out how to repair them. I shouldn't complain though as he does clean the kitchen and stack the dishwasher every night :)


These little white and blue willow tree pattern napkins were made and embroidered by my maternal grandmother, Jessie. I never knew her as she died when I was a baby but I love that I have something that she made and spent time on. This is the real beauty of handicrafts, isn't it?


The sideboard has a lovely decorative trim around the top. 


Inside there are 2 shelves for great storage of your table linens, serving platters and crockery or what ever you wish!


The sideboard is for sale. 
Contact me for pricing if you are interested in purchasing it.   


Have a lovely weekend.  I'm off to serve at our school cake stall at the Orange Grove Framers Markets. I'll be posting tomorrow about cake stall ideas.

22 comments:

  1. Your sideboard is gorgeous! And I love that dragonfly pitcher. So pretty!

    Jeanine

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    1. Thanks. the little jug was a present from my aunt who has fabulous style, buys lots but then gets tired of things quite quickly and offloads them to me. Aren't i lucky!

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  2. Must be the weekend for sideboards Fiona, you me and Karen. This one is gorgeous as usual. Glad you like your new sander. x

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    1. Haha Sandy just saw your post after I hit 'post' on mine! Better go look at yours now :)

      xx Karen

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    2. Thanks Sandy. you inspired me to go get the new sander after telling me about the one Tim bought you. I'm beyond happy with it. have a lovely weekend. raining here now.

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  3. Looks lovely Fiona...maybe you have (almost) convinced me I need an orbital sander too...the sanding sheets are cheaper than mouse ones...although I always bought the orbital ones then cut them down to fit, worked a charm! What brand did you get? Quite a few of the power tools I have purchased since being in Aus are that Ozito brand from Bunnings, cheap as, and actually work quite well...plus they have a 3 yr guarantee on them which I reckon is awesome for such cheap products. I have everything crossed for fine weather tomorrow, I have a swap meet market to go to which I am so excited about!

    xx Karen

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    1. Hi Karen - i bought the Ryobi 300W sander as it has variable speed and is probably a few notches above the Ozito but only $30 more expensive. 2 year warranty. good luck for your swap meet. raining here today. i'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
      cheers Fiona

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  4. WOW, fiona! i love it! love the style, distressing, hardware- gorgeous!

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    1. thanks Cassie - glad you like it. the little legs reminded me of you actually . these are like the ones you like to paint the feet of aren't they

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  5. ps- totally speaks to me, too..... maybe we are both nuts.

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  6. Looks gorgeous, love the dark hardware against the white, Just beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Sherry, I wasn't sure about painting the hardware or not but i like the contrast also. glad i left it alone.
      have a lovely weekend
      cheers Fiona

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  7. Oh, it's perfection Fiona. So, so pretty. I love that you can use your Grandmother's beautiful napkins too! A-M xx

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    1. Thanks A-M. much appreciated. and yes I love using stuff my mum or grandmothers made. and these 2 little napkins are so sweet.
      hope your youngest's chin is ok and you've had a good day with no more traumas!
      stop by tomorrow for some furniture that is so up your alley. been thinking of you all day actually.
      cheers Fiona

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  8. Just gorgeous! Your buffet is beautiful but so is your styling! The blue vases add just the right pop! So glad I found your blog at the DIY Showoff link party!!

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    1. thanks Jenny, I really appreciate you stopping by and thanks for your lovely comments.

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  9. So lovely! It can see why you chose white - it's perfect!

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

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  10. Beautiful buffet!Blue vases and napkins are lovely!

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  11. Your white sideboard is so beautiful. I love your whole display! The chalkboard frame and all the blue is just so pretty! You photos belong in a magazine as well as your beautiful blog! Visiting from the Shabby Nest link party. ~ Jamie

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  12. hi,
    just found your blog - love finding local ones! my sis and bother in law live in Leichardt, love that part of town.
    love your work,
    Claire

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