The house across the street from us sold recently and the owner’s daughter was clearing out the last things before closing day.
It was her childhood home and had been chock full of stuff when her father passed away a couple years ago. The house stood empty while the family decided what to do with it. About a year ago they had cleaned out and sold everything at an estate sale before putting the house on the market.
Imagine my surprise when Barb came across the street to say goodbye and tell me she had saved a piece of furniture especially for me because she knew I liked to refinish furniture.
I was so touched that she thought of me!
I grabbed my hand cart and trucked it across the road to see what she had.
It was this awesome dresser,
complete with a big mirror!
Some of the decorative pieces had crumbled away. Even more came off while getting it home.
This paper label was nailed to the back of the piece.
And inside one of the drawers I found this receipt for clothing dated 1943.
How cool is that?
On my way out I spied this in the garage and stopped to admire it.
Turns out they were throwing it away and said please take it!
It still had the shipping label on it from when her father sent it home when he was in the Air Force.
Don’t know exactly what I’ll do with these yet, but I’m excited about getting them!
Goodbye Barb, I know it was hard for you to part with your parent’s home. We’ll keep an eye on it for you, don’t you worry.