Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Tale of Two Cabinets--Part One

Once upon a time, there was a LARGE Brown Cabinet. It was so large that its owners were quite bewildered regarding Where To Put It and What It Should Contain, so it sat quietly on its long wall in the neglected North Room-called-the-Sunroom, and it faithfully held the printer and papers and videocassettes and dvds, and it bravely shielded the bouncy balls that rested far beneath its underside, while providing home and a peaceful refuge for dustbunnies and spiders.

Over time this Cabinet gained some friends. There were the File Cabinet and the Book Bin that lived to its right, and the Stack of Unused Things in Boxes that lived to its left, and then later it also had tenants--the Stack of Vintage Suitcases--which moved in on top of the Cabinet. It was not so lonely now, but it and all its companions felt very, very neglected.

One day the Lady of the Manor decided that this room, which had once looked like this:
Needed to turn into a different kind of room--a sunny sitting room--with a little green round table in its nook.

This would be a room to inspire creativity. . .but the Lady needed a place to keep all of her Bits and Bobbles for Creative Purposes. . .

She thought about the Large Brown Cabinet.

She smiled. She sighed. She talked to the Man of the Manor. (She talked to him a LOT!) She sighed some more.

She set to work.
She moved the New Big Dining Table.
She moved the Little Green Loveseat.
She moved the printer, the paper, the dvds and books and folders and the Stack of Vintage Suitcases.
Then, she and the Man and their Two Lovely Strong Daughters MOVED that Large Brown Cabinet--moved it RIGHT into the Sunny Sitting Room. . .
and the Cabinet smiled. It sighed. It opened its arms up wide and just HUGGED all those Bits and Bobbles for Creative Purposes. . . .
The Lady just kept on putting more and more Bobbles into the Cabinet's wide open spaces, and she filled it right up.

The Cabinet smiled. It didn't feel neglected anymore.
It felt NEEDED.
It had a warm glow in its middle--and it was SO FULL of lovely things to make MORE lovely things, it could hardly contain itself for joy!

The Lady--who is quite the collector of Things--put some pretty, yet useful, Things on TOP of the Cabinet where the Stack of Vintage Suitcases had been. The Cabinet felt so STYLISH!

The Cabinet is very, very happy in its new home. It can see the birds outside on the porch. It can see the Sun come up in the morning. It gets to listen to the Lady and her Lovely Daughters and Daring Son as they chatter through their daily activities. It gets to be USED--in lovely, creative ways.

The Large Brown Cabinet just can't stop SMILING.
The Lady of the Manor is pretty happy too.


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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Cute, cute, post. What a great cabinet. I love it and what fabulous storage. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Anita said...

That is indeed lovely!! You have a lovely area to be creative.

Lynn said...

Oh, April, I love, love, love that room! The cabinet does look happy there. Truly. I can see she does! I really like the things you have on the top of the cabinet, and...well, just everything! I think we like some of the same things, friend. :)

I was over here a couple of days ago, admiring your splendid tea party! My how lovely! I don't think I commented. Seems I'm always on the run, but it is all just beautiful!


MeadowsweetCottage said...

Loved your storybook ending!

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

LOL... such a cute way to do it. A smiling cabinet!
Thanks for linking to my Organizing Mission Monday link party!

Pam said...

Great post. I'm glad the cabinet loves its new spot. And boy that is one huge cabinet. I didn't realize how huge until you showed what it holds!

Allison Shops said...

Cute story. I know armoires are not all together "in" these days, but I've always loved them and own several. I'd rather not follow trends anyway! Thanks for stopping by - you already have a dollhouse to use for a shelf! ;)


Allison said...

I'm ready to sew. It looks great and what a sweet story. You are the best bestie. I do believe that room is ready for a PARTY.
~love you

Canadagirl said...

what a lovely sewing space. I love these kind of sewing areas. Maybe one day I can save up for one.

thanks for sharing.

Blessings in Him<><

Debbie said...

A beautiful transformation! I am truly inspired. Thanks for that. :)