Friday, August 15, 2008

The Medicine Cabinet






While wondering at sisters' today, I just kept seeing the wonderful patina on some of the medicine cabinets she had around the store. Now men, if you are reading this, please place tongue in cheek and don't say a word...if your tongue is in your cheek, it shouldn't be possible anyway. But there was a purpose for the 'in wall' medicine cabinet...to keep those snake oils from spying lil' eyes. High enough off the floor to literally make it impossible for little fingers to reach the baby aspirin, you remember, the stuff that had the great orange taste, that you didn't mind taking...or maybe the whole bottle...we all have those stories don't we.


But today we don't use them as medicine cabinets, for one thing, they are too small for most of the huge stores of medicines the commercials have convinced us we need, but they're used as decorator pieces, especially if they have these wonderful chipped and peeling finishes. They can be hung on a wall, leaned on a mantle or just against the wall...who cares, when the patina is this cool, there is always a place. And besides...who would really want to use them for their real purpose anyway, it's all about the drama...and only WOMAN knows about the drama...OK man, take tongue out of cheek, change subject....and be afraid...

6 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Absolutely adore how you can turn the subject of peeling paint on old medicine cabinets into a male v. female tournament! Priceless! (And glad you remembered to tell the guys to remove tongue from cheek! To forget may cause another disability! Did I say that?)

Always love your postings!

The Feathered Nest said...

Be VERY afraid!!! We want it, know where we want to hang it and what we want to put in it! Love all of these cabinets Sharon ~ xxoo, Dawn

High Desert Diva said...

...and be afraid...


ha!

white o'morn cottage said...

Oh so lovely Sharon. I love them. I never seen them here though. Thanks for your kind comments on my last post. If you want to hear how I sound (my lovely dulcet tones) Just watch The Committments. I sound exactly like that! Love ...Pam

Lady Jane Vintage said...

Soooo Neat! Saw bunches of these yesterday at the Madison-Bouckville Summer Antiques Show - Where I was for almost TWELVE HOURS STRAIGHT shopping!:) These are beauties though - They would have been snapped up quick at the show!:) Jen

Utah Grammie said...

WHat is it about chippy paint and the stories it could tell that simply "speak" to us? Love it - thanks for showing us the great photos!
Colleen