You guys know I love a piece of furniture with a history and I am excited to share this one with you!!
We buy furniture from auctions, estate sales and on our yearly jaunt down 127 on the world’s longest yard sale, to name just a few. We also, from time to time, buy from locals and customers! We have purchased several pieces of furniture over the years from Steve Russo, of Russo Communications.
Steve texted me to let me know he no longer needed this buffet:
He said this one was free because someone had given it to him years ago. Steve had is office in a building belonging to Mr Robert Bender, Sr. located at 55 E Oak St. Mr. Bender, who Steve describes as “one of Zionsville’s great characters” insisted Steve take this piece from storage and use it in his office. Two guys showed up the next day with the buffet and Steve used it for many, many years! When I asked Steve a few follow up questions, he couldn’t remember if it was free or just very reasonable.
Now, we have this beautiful piece of furniture and I’m thinking about what to do with it. I decide to paint it in our newest Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint color, Aviary, because I wanted us to have a big piece ready for the new color debut. NOTE: we just placed our order and it will be available in store and online the week of 04.09.
Then, we find out that we are moving our store to Bender Square. As in the same Bender family who originally owned the buffet. Come on! I can’t make this stuff up. We decide to keep the buffet and move the Bender buffet to Bender Square.
We are using this piece to store our paint supplies and serve treats to our customers. I hope to continue the tradition, in a few years, of sharing this amazing piece of furniture with the next generation and sharing the history that comes with it.
Up next: the pre-move move