Antique Cabinet plus History and Home Link Party

Welcome to another edition of History and Home, the place for all things home-related (decor, DIY, homemaking) and olde (vintage, antiques, and history) – we can cover a lot with such a broad link party!  Glad to have you all here, whether you’re here to share a blog story of your own, or to read what others have shared.

Last week I showed you the progress we’d made on the screen porch we’re building.  Today I’m showing you an antique cabinet we’re going to use out there.  We’ve had this little gem for many years, having used it in our kitchen when we lived down in Charleston.  It’s been in my Dad’s old workshop since then, and as you can see it now needs some repairs and a paint job.

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It came out of an 1820s house in Walterboro, South Carolina that my father was restoring for a historic preservation association.  They were going to open it for tours, and have done so since.  This cabinet was in the basement, sitting on the dirt floor, in pieces!  Daddy showed it to the association’s president, and asked what he should do with it.  The president told him to throw it in the construction debris dumpster.  Thankfully, Daddy threw it in his truck!  He put it back together and fixed it up, and it was perfect in our red-and-white kitchen we had in those days.  I can’t wait to put it back into use on our screen porch!

Now it’s your turn to share what you’ve been working on, thanks for joining in!

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14 Replies to “Antique Cabinet plus History and Home Link Party”

  1. Hi Dawn, the enamel looks to be in great shape on that piece – can’t wait to see what you do with it. Today I’m sharing Pt 1 of 2 of our landscape detail for anyone thinking of designing or adding to a traditional garden (zone 6-7). Gardeners love sharing the dirt! 😉
    Rita C at Panoply

  2. I love, love, love your old cabinet, I’m so glad your dad rescued it and you have kept it and again can put it to good use. It will be adorable on your screened porch.

  3. Love enamel tops. This’ll be a great piece for your porch. Looking forward to seeing it all pulled together. Thanks for sponsoring today’s party 🙂 Blessings, Diana

  4. We had a cabinet very similar to this when I was growing up, The large right hand drawer had a sliding metal top to keep bread fresh in the drawer. I think it ended up in my Dad’s work shop. Totally sturdy! I seem to remember his tool box sitting on it. Flashbacks! Thank you for hosting Dawn. I really appreciate being able to link up.

  5. You have to love it when your parents save something that you later appreciate.
    A weird thing I have and I’m glad my dad brought it home were some old industrial size metal egg basket.
    Have a great week.
    Denise

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