While browsing the internet the other night for a storage piece to keep the dvd player, hdtv box etc in I came across a store in Shediac Cape. And of course, as often happens when you're not looking, you find exactly what you didn't know you were looking for!
In this case it was the perfect kitchen island. Yes, we had ordered two extra cupboards when we ordered our kitchen that were supposed to make the bottom of an island. But nothing like this....
We fell in love, and made contact with Darrell at Curio Antiques, arranging for a trip to check it out--for those who don't know it is about 1 1/2 hours away--and praying it was as nice as it looked. So we went tonight and are now the proud owners of an original oak seed counter from an old PEI general store that dated around the early part of 1900. It is so well made, the drawers slide perfectly, and written in pencil on the side of the drawers are the contents and the price--beans, peas, etc. And to make it an even better story, the counter was used in the General Store on the Emily of New Moon tv set! (Which of course appeals to my literary sensibilities, as L.M. Montgomery is one of my favourite authors, so the link, no matter how tenuous, is a neat one!)
Curio Antiques is a must-see for those of you who love great antiques, pine pieces and cottage chic! I've put a link to it under the Favourites section of the blog....certainly will be one of our favourites...we'll be back!