July 19, 2010

A Treasure Trek To New Hampshire

Well, I had planned to go to the Brimfield Antique Show on Sunday, but after seeing Mary Ellen's post from her Wrentham Country Store blog (Thanks for the lead Mary Ellen!), I decided instead to make the 2 hour trek to New Hampshire to check out The White Home Collections in Wilton. (Thanks to my wonderful hubby for doing all the driving) Boy am I glad I did. At first I thought I'd do a little shopping for my little space at the Wrentham Country Store, but after picking my jaw off the ground it was apparent that I'd be shopping for none other than me, myself, and I.

Anyway, here I found the piece that spoke to me...LOUD and CLEAR!!! We will be remodeling our entire kitchen soon with off white cabinetry (biscotti to be exact). Even though our kitchen is small, I knew I had room for a small piece in the center of the kitchen to serve as an extra work space if you will. With all that newness coming to my kitchen, I knew the piece had to be old, chippy, and full of charm. Well..to my eternal delight, I found that piece at The White Home Collections in Wilton, New Hampshire. Here she is in all her chippy, faded, blue glory....


Can you believe that not only are there five drawers and a cupboard (with a shelf) in this beauty, but her top drawer has a built in cutlery tray/divider? Be still my heart! I'm convinced if I flipped this chest over, my name would be inscribed on it somewhere...that's just how PERFECT a fit it is for me and my little home!

She will definitely provide me with extra storage for all those little odds & ends in a kitchen. And not only did I get 10% off the price...but there is NO SALES TAX in New Hampshire, which made the win even sweeter!!

Lastly, in the near future, look for Deb at The White Home Collections to be adding a blog to her website, so she can tempt you even more with her awesome displays of shabby, cottage, chic, garden delights. I look forward to a trip back there soon. For now, here is just an appetizer of displays amongst three floors of absolute heaven!






Hope you enjoy these little pics as much as I did visiting! And please let me know what you think of my shabby old cupboard!

12 comments:

A Cottage Muse said...

Ok...now I definately must put this on my fall road tripping list! With you and Mary Ellen raving about this place I must go!!! Great photos and you must always shop first for me, myself and I!!!

Passionate for White said...

What do I think of your shabby old cupboard? I LOVE it so much that I'm green with envy! And...looking at all the pictures of the White Home Collections makes me want to jump in my car and head up there now!

Lee Laurie said...

I love it and it's gonna be perfect for your kitchen island. It has so much character. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Pam said...

Nice!! Now if I had gone there without you after you've been asking me to do a trip somewhere...I'd have to listen to all the pouting and carrying on. Well, here's mine - pout, pout!! Looks like you enjoyed your trip...I'll have to go check it out. Nice shabby cubby...will look great in your house! Love ya, Pam

Mary Ellen Shia said...

I knew you would like, no love, White Home Collections. What a great cupboard, and the pictures of the shop are just wonderful. I think we'll have to take a bus load of shop girls up there.

Faded Charm said...

What an awesome find. This would definelty be a keeper for me. Love the patina! Also love your blog name and so glad you could join in with WW last week.

Take care,

Kathleen

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I just love yours. Soooo much eye candy in so many of your pictures. I will be back.
Hugs, Pat

Sandi said...

I LOVE your shabby blue cupboard! It is just gorgeous and I am glad you shared it with us!
Blessings~

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I Love your shabby old cupboard!! And that definitely looks like I place at which I'd looooove to shop!
:)
~Becca~

Rita said...

I LOVE the cupboard, can I have it? Thank you for stopping by mammabellarte. Rita

Mélanie A. said...

This cupboard is gorgeous , love the patina

wandalee said...

Wow - so happy to have found your post - I am the "Wanda" referenced by Mary Ellen in her post of White Home Collections. (I am a dealer there). I was speaking to the former owners of that cupboard, a dealer from NH, who said he misses it - it came right from his kitchen! :-)... I think he's happy that it found a happy home though :-)
Love your shop down in Wrentham and will have to take another trek down there soon.

Wanda in NH