My grandfathers cabinet!

I can’t believe I forgot to write about this!

The day before I got on the plane to go to London, I packed up this cabinet and delivered it to a shipping company, to have it sent over to my brother in England. I’ve been holding this cabinet the last 5-6 months or so, for him.Β The cabinet is a bit taller than me, so its worth writing about getting it out-the-door πŸ˜‰

My grandfather built this cabinet originally, long, long time ago. He was a “hobby” furniture carpenter. As long as I can remember, he had a workshop in his basement, and would make all sorts of items out of wood.

When my grandfather passed away years back, dad inherited this cabinet and brought it home with him. At that time it was painted and looked pretty “shabby”. Dad found an furniture carpenter in town and had it beautifully restored, including adding glass to the doors. They managed to get hold of “old glass”, which made it look like there have been glass in it from day one.

As dad passed away last year, this cabinet is now going to my brother. From my grandfather, to my father and now to my brother. Three generations of male Sira’s! It’s kinda nice, it warms my heart, this πŸ™‚

I packed the doors really well, and I hope the shipping company gets it there in one piece, so that my brother can enjoy it for years to come.

I think it will fit really well in their small cosy house, together with their other wooden furniture.

Pretty isn’t it… Well done, grandfather… Well done, dad…

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10 comments

  1. Musings from a Tangled Mind

    You’re a very nice sister — I think I would be hard put to send such a beautiful cabinet away…no matter how much I love my brother! : ) I’m sorry for the loss of your Dad. It’s wonderful to have things like this, to have bits of history to help the memories flow.

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    • Anne Lene

      Thank you! Yes it is pretty nice, and I have to admit, it looked good in my guest room πŸ˜‰ but he wanted it, and he deserves it. I have other items from my dad and granddad so I’m good πŸ˜‰ we get to keep a little history between us!

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