May 24, 2010

Monday's Moment of Happy-ness

I got a call from my Mom on Saturday telling me she was going to meet me at my work when I got there for my shift because she had something to give me.  I thought maybe it was my share of the "Sam's run" groceries (she stocks up on lots of meat and other items that are much cheaper at Sam's and we split the cost to buy in bulk...saves us both a lot in the long run).  But it wasn't. 

It was this:

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My Mom obtained this hutch from a friend of hers some years ago.  Her friend had gotten it from her mother.  I don't know exactly how old it is, probably not "antique" age, but it's still pretty old.  Mom refinished it and used it for several years and I liked it so much that she promised I could have it when she wasn't going to use it anymore.  And, now that day has come!  I loooove it!  Here's a picture of some pictures of what it used to look like before Mom got a hold of it:

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My Mom is a furniture refinishing fool!  One of these days I'll take a picture of the library table I use as a desk that seh refinished.  It's gorgeous too!  I've never been much of an "antique" person, but I do have to admit, I'm benefitting greatly from my Mom's obsession with yard sales!  And hey, it's "new to me", and I love it!  Sadly, in order to be able to use it, I had to pare down significantly the books that I keep out on the shelves.  I filled two rubbermaid totes with others that I had out, and I still managed to fill a couple of the shelves of the hutch!  Right now I just have my knitting books, a couple of my all time faves, my "religion" section, and the 24 other books I have waiting to be read.  Yes, I have a problem.  I know.  I'm a book-a-holic.  I can't help it, it's one of my only vices.

And that was one of my Monday Moments of Happy-ness. 

What's one of yours?


  1. I hear you about the 'book-a-holic' thing! I purged our bookshelves last week, and got rid of two full laundry baskets of books, and I still have no room on my book cases (all three of them).

    The hutch is absolutely lovely!

  2. Beautiful! I love things like that! About a month ago my neighbor threw out this perfectly good table and I swiped it before the trash man could and refinished it. It's now a prized piece of furniture....who knew?

  3. Oh, that is SO much better than some groceries!

    LOVE it! Your mom is talented!


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