August 17, 2012

I'm Giddy!

I found one. I found an original Hamilton Mfg. Co. typesetters Cabinet from the 1920s. When I saw it, I thought I was going to pass out. I pulled out the top drawer and it slid out smoothly with no effort. I felt weak in the knees. The man selling it knew he had found his buyer. I could not walk away without this. We did end up walking away for about 10 minutes to talk it over. Luckily we had brought the check book and had some cash on hand. We went back to the seller and told him we'd take it. We had been at the antique fair for approximately 20 minutes.  We left immediately after loading it into the truck. I could not be more pleased with my find!

 It really is  in pristine condition! The drawers are so clean, unlike my other drawer cabinet. The metal handles are stamped with Hamilton Mfg. Co. It is just so cool. It's definitely an investment. It's also like twice as big as my other one.


 Here it is in it's place. I started filling it yesterday, got the first four drawers done. Ceramics. and Polymer.  Next up Glass.






I love the small and large sections inside the drawers. The large sections accommodate pendants perfectly.


Drawer one - filling up fast.


I did find one other little treat while there at the fair. In a sea of jewelry and other small tchotchke's, I found this sweet little Italian pill box with an amazing glass mosaic on the lid. I immediate saw PENDANT and am looking forward to changing this into a gorgeous piece of jewelry!



Umm, so the bottom line is, I blew my bead shopping money for Bead Fest this weekend. In about an hour I'll be hitting the road for the trip to Philly.

Yea, I'd say the cabinet was worth every dime. And if I can't bring home tons of beads to fill it, at least I'll have been able to see all my great beady friends!! I can't wait!! It's going to be a fun time.

Remember, if you're in the area, stop by the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Erin and I will be doing a book signing on Saturday from 1-2pm at the Primitive Earth Beads booth #528-532.


Cleaning out my etsy shop. Maybe for good, maybe not for good. We'll see! I may have to keep it awhile longer. I have some other big news I can't share quite yet. No, not pregnant. But definitely other life-changing news I can't wait to share. Gotta wait a few months. Sorry for the teaser!!

 Enjoy 50% off with coupon code OWLLOVER today, through Sunday. Lorelei Eurto Jewelry

36 comments:

  1. I love your cabinet. Have you been looking for a while? I would love one of these to organize my beads:)

    Looking forward to hearing about your life-changing news.
    Wishing you all the best! Jessica

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  2. She's a beauty for sure and well worth the investment. So you may have some empty drawers for a while. It's still worth it. Have a wonderful time at Bead Fest. Look forward to hearing your news when you can share it.

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  3. That cabinet is absolutely fantastic! Lucky you!!!! And the pill box too. Will make a beautiful pendant.

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  4. Oh, how lovely! I have a few trays and have thought of making a cabinet to house them. What a score!

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  5. GGGGGORGEOUS!!!! I hope to come across a really nice one like this to replace the not very nice one I have. Lucky you!! And that pill box is so adorable, I look forward to seeing what you make with it.

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  6. What a find! That would be a zillion dollars from Sundance and it's the real deal too! Nice work, Ms. Eurto!

    Cheers,
    Madge

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  7. What a cool find! That is totally worth spending the bead $$!!

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  8. Whooo Hoooo, I can't believe the condition it is in. I think you just hit the lottery! Lucky you. Enjoy Bead Fest. Meanwhile I'll be trying to figure out your secret.

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  9. Don't you love finding things when you least expect it? Beautiful.
    Say hello to my friends Diane Tarullo and Hobo Glass at Bead Feast and have a great time!

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  10. WOuld love to have something like that... but I would never remeber which drawer things were in!

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  11. Lucky girl! Have a wonderful time at the show!

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  12. You are such a lucky, lucky girl. Safe travels and have fun.

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  13. My heart lifted at the words of "I have some other big news I can't share quite yet." I surly thought it was baby news. But yay!! other big news. I hope you don't shut your Etsy doors. But I can imagine having more than one shop is hectic. I will follow you where ever you go. That sounds stalkish. Have a wonderful time at Bead Fest!! OH! LOVE the new storage!.. I would love a find like that..

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  14. I'll be at Bead Fest too with my Mom! I already have a signed book from your Etsy shop, so I won't take up anyone's space in line. But I'll wave from afar. Safe travels!

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  15. What a stunning piece of furniture! Congratulations on an amazing find (and whatever the secret news is too :)

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  16. Wow, what a beautiful cabinet. I would give my first-born for something so beautiful...haha

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  17. That is gorgeous! I love my Hamilton, and that fact that it was manufactured right here in my state! Those drawers are so sweet. I had mine custom cleaned and painted a nice bright white to let the beads stand out. I still have at least 4 drawers that have never been filled! You have inspired me to do a little rearranging in mine. Enjoy it! You are right, it is worth every cent! Enjoy the day at Bead Fest! Erin

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  18. That printers drawer case is a thing of amazing beauty. I am jealous but happy you found it. I do wish I was meeting up with all of you at Bead Fest. Next spring maybe. Have fun1

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  19. I am so drooling that is a major score! And it's in perfect condition too. You can always buy beads(did I say that)finds like that aren't everyday.

    ENJOY!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful time at BEAD FEST :)

    Love that pill box.

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  20. Wow- what a beautiful find! That picture of the drawer filled with beads is awesome. I agree - beads are always there to buy. You made a good choice in buying the cabinet! Have fun at Bead Fest seeing everyone!

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  21. Such amazing workmanship in that cabinet... one has to look far to find beautiful wood like that today. I wonder if anyone is making repros? Too bad about spending all your bead money, but no regrets, I'm sure!

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  22. That's an awesome score! I've only been able to find drawers and no whole cabinets. Thanks for sharing this with us and have fun at Bead Fest!

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  23. So happy for you Lorelei! You will fill this cabinet with the most amazing goodies! Enjoy!

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  24. fabulous, you are so lucky to find this..

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  25. This is fabulous post.I am felling glad on this post.Can you more share with me.I will come back as soon.




    Thanks for more sharing......





    Handmade glass beads

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  26. Congratulations on your fantastic find! It's GORGEOUS!

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  27. Congratulations on your fantastic find! It's GORGEOUS!

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  28. WELL JEL is all I have to say! It is absolutely totally stunning. Looks like it was meant to be!

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  29. It is a beautiful piece and in mint condition! Congratulations on your secret news too

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  30. O.M.G.!!! scorrrrrrrrrre!!!!!! big time!!! yay, you and hubby!!

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  31. I would be giddy too! I have been looking for one of those forever. So what if you spent your Bead Fest money, it happens every year and this chest is a once in a lifetime deal.

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  32. Gorgeous! That word really sums up your amazing find. Yeah, I would have felt faint as well had I stumbled upon that cabinet! I also enjoyed the little peek into your art bead collection in one of the drawers. Something tells me you will have it filled up in no time (if you haven't already)!

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  33. I can't wait to see what you do with that pill box. The mosaic on that is beautiful!

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  34. 'Just had to pin that pill box lid to my Mosaics board. I gave you credit, though, I should've asked first. I'll remove it if you want me to. Thank you. Karla

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