Numaid Cabinet

19 Sep

Remember how I’ve always wanted a Hoosier cabinet? Well, I bought one. Sort of. It’s the UK version of the Hoosier concept…a Numaid cabinet, made in 1960. Someone who is downsizing put it up on Craigslist, and even though it looked like a weird color for Numaid (red??), I figured that it would be a great piece for the booth.  The owner was willing to come down on the price, and thanks to the Mister’s extensive experience moving pianos, we moved it in today. As usual, my photo quality leaves…pretty much everything…to be desired, but hopefully you get the gist. It is really cute. I love the shape of the top cabinets with the glass inserts, and the funny round vents on the bottom cabinets. In between the top cabinets, it has a thermometer…I have seen clocks inserted into Hoosiers but never a thermometer. Clever! There is a bin for bread and a drawer for linens, and another one for cutlery…all labeled. This was state-of-the-art kitchen organization, once upon a time.

It has been painted, which is a little disappointing. The original colors of the cabinet fronts were a jade green, which would have been period popular and lovely. It’s a shame people can’t resist messing with old finishes, but the red is fun and makes it a good display piece, in my opinion.  It took lots of reshuffling to get it in, but the booth is nice and full and ready for the weekend.

More estate sales tomorrow…I predict that the cooler temps will bring out the crowds. Let’s see if I’m right…xoxo–Lauren T


2 Responses to “Numaid Cabinet”

  1. rae September 20, 2012 at 12:43 am #

    very cute! i love hoosier cabinets but have never heard of a numaid. very nice. maybe i’ll see you at the sales this weekend!

    • apronstringsvintage September 20, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

      Thanks, Rae! I think I’m picking flea market over estate sales…none of them looked good and that Inglewood one got postponed a week. Hopefully I will have good luck tomorrow. Take care & have a good weekend!

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