Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The rich hues of wood...

Have you ever lusted after a piece of furniture so much, it just made your skin crawl...well, I have always wanted a Victorian organ, not to play, unless you want to be bored to death with chopsticks, but just to enjoy the workmanship of the piece...well, Manley's has this most wonderful piece, an organ turned computer desk...isn't it just FAB!!!

I'm also a sucker for those tall kitchen cupboards, this with it's original finish...pine.

This cute lil' built-in medicine cupboard is another original finish piece, with bits of alligatoring to the varnish.

Old work tables filled with the tools of the trade...homemaking...

What weary hunter or sportsman would like to kick off his(or her) boots in this warm lodgey environment...
A once grand Victorian chest of drawers...now this is what I'm talkin' about...I love this look of dark varnish in an old house...perhaps a pink chateau...

That's what I love about Manley's, each piece is move-in ready...rubbed down with a fresh coat of oil, giving them that 'new out of the showroom' smell. What a grand bookcase this one is...

And lastly, a sweet setting of table and chairs, perfect for that nook that will only hold a small grouping, or perhaps a place by the door where purse and keys are laid.


Whatever your needs...Manley's Antiques will make you drool and start questioning the need for change. It's pure torture for me to live so close...but I manage...LOL...

5 comments:

Cindy said...

I just love the organ turned computer desk....... I've seen the piano turned bar around somewhere lately, too.... both very grand pieces!

and I'm also liking your new blog header picture!! yes, waiting for the sweet spring.........

Roses and Lilacs said...

That sure is a nice bookcase.
Marnie

Nosferatuia said...

I also love antique organs, I really like how they turned it into a computer desk, something more practical for the average home. I wonder if there are any tutorials on how to do something like that on the internet.

Anita said...

I think the desk is really quite fab- certainly a lot of work- but to rescue the vintage unsused organ, it is a great idea...I may have to go look there next week AFTER Kane...

Anita said...

CONGRATS on becoming the new owner of the organ desk...I think it is a great piece. Sometimes, you just ogtta face the music- and buy it! (nice pun , huh?)