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Early 1900's ~ Handmade ~ Peaches ~ Doll House ~ Inspiration

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Early 1900's ~ Handmade ~ Peaches ~ Doll House ~ Inspiration
My poor little Peach Cottage, has been tucked away, in a corner of my living room, just waiting for any sign of restoration, almost staring at me, through soulful, cracked, little windows of the past. And although I have been busy with "life", lately, I feel I have been neglectful. :( So, I have found a new temporary home for her, atop my latest "life size" furniture find; a Sellers Kitchen Pantry Cabinet, straight from the original owner's home, where it has resided, since the early 1920's! I have, essentially, the Tootsie Toy version of this cabinet and I have to say, I really feel the same about both of them; I LOVE THEM! :) Anyway, my Peach Cottage looks happier now and will be my inspiration to keep working on my houses. Little by little, but progress, just the same.
Posted on April 19, 2016 Full Size

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9 Comments

Starr
2:49 PM on May 15, 2016 
What a gorgeous setting as Peach Cottage awaits, all cozy in its new home! Complete with a delightful handmade quilt and of course the Hoosier cabinet is to die for, fantastic! :)
Zoe H
6:21 AM on April 21, 2016 
Love the cabinet and the use you've put it to. Your Peaches house looks very harmonious on the top there. (Love the fact that you've got the Peaches album on the DHPP site on the computer screen!)
Jan
11:16 AM on April 20, 2016 
I like it as it is and the green is a lovely colour.
Holly
9:37 AM on April 20, 2016 
Edel says...
Great combination of cabinet and house Holly, it does look inspiring!

Thank you, Edel. I am waiting for my obnoxiously oversized, outdated printer, scanner, fax machine, copier to give up the ghost, so that I can get a new slim line one and then my "inspiration" area will really look much more inspirational, lol.
Edel
9:33 AM on April 20, 2016 
Great combination of cabinet and house Holly, it does look inspiring!
Holly
9:19 AM on April 20, 2016 
Jan says...
Not seen life size one as nice as this, do love the
little drop catches on the doors, is that the original colour inside.

It really is in fantastic condition and I got it for a great price. It was originally a lovely oak, and sometime in the 40's. early 50's, it was painted white. The inside is painted a very soft mint green. The insides of the top doors still show the oak, and while I considered stripping it, I then thought, "No. The paint is just part of it's history and the of the woman who surely loved it.". I did, however, manage to get the paint off of the maker's metal tag, at the top, to reveal the Sellers name. Sellers was a direct competitor with Hoosier and made some terrific furniture! I also have a Sellers enamel top table with the leaves that slide up and under the top. This one has the enamel work area that extends out to increase the work area, and then tucks back in, when not in use. I have it halfway out. I'm afraid to chance pulling it out too far. ;)
Jan
5:23 AM on April 20, 2016 
Not seen life size one as nice as this, do love the
little drop catches on the doors, is that the original colour inside.
Holly
1:34 PM on April 19, 2016 
Jan says...
This makes a good work station Holly, very nice.

Thanks, Jan. I have wanted one of these, forever, and they are virtually impossible to find, here in Florida. I needed a new computer desk for my living room, and since my home is like one giant thrift store, it fits right in and is very functional. I love that this is the same color as the Tootsie Toy one, that I have and also that I was able to find a Sellers one, as opposed to the traditional Hoosier brand cabinet. It even has the original flour sifter, which I am working on restoring.
Jan
12:42 PM on April 19, 2016 
This makes a good work station Holly, very nice.

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