I'm finally getting around to posting about my antique hutch like I promised. Have I mentioned how I love this thing?
I have admired this piece of furniture for a couple of years at the restaurant I used to work at, known as Connie's Restaurant in Vienna. I absolutely loved working there and I think if Albert (co-owner with his wife Connie, and he was my mom's first cousin) was still alive, I would still be working there some Saturday mornings. I always had fun and loved everyone I worked with and the customers. I have to say that is the ONLY job I've had that I can honestly say I loved my job. Having cash on hand at all times was a plus too! :) I worked there for almost five years. After Albert died of a heart attack, it just wasn't the same. It became too much for his wife, Connie to keep up with so she sold it. The new owners were great, but again it just wasn't the same. You could always tell something was missing... Albert, Connie and their daughter, Nicole. Thanks to one of my co-workers, Sarah (or little white girl, as Albert used to call us) she helped me get to know my distant relatives in a way I could have never done without her.
Now getting on to the hutch... When Connie sold the restaurant, she kept some of her antiques including the two hutch's that was there. A few months later after work I came home one night to this hutch in my basement. I was completely shocked! Wasn't sure if I was shocked at the fact this beaut was actually mine or that my parents could actually surprise me. Either way I am so thankful this is in my possession and now it's part of my new house and life.