A different use for a Bookcase

@millie02 (6908)
United Kingdom
March 10, 2016 7:21am CST
My husband and I like to go to antiques fairs , flea markets and car boot sales because we like to collect things that could be worth money in the future. This is an interesting hobby but we need somewhere to store and display all the bits and pieces that we have been buying. We went to the local auction room to see if we could find some sort of display cabinet. There was nothing suitable but we did find a large bookcase with glass doors on the front of it. We put a bid on it because we thought that we could use this bookcase as a display cabinet for all our collectables.
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
10 Mar 16
@millie02 Well it is nice that you found a book case that could be used as a display cabinet.
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar 16
Yes and my collectables look nice in it.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
I love these lovely treasures. However I do not collect stuff, my life does not allow me to.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
10 Mar 16
I love antiques fairs and flea markets too. I sell on ebay and have a ton of stuff up for sale. We have a huge attic so my husband built me shelves in the attic.
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar 16
These collectables do take up a lot of room. Good idea to sell them on Ebay.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Mar 16
@millie02 I do it for fun
@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
23 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 I tried selling on Ebay once but I had trouble with the postage costs and I did not charge enough.
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@Hannihar (36533)
19 Jan
Clever idea to put things you collect in a bookcase.
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan
I have since brought another bookcase that I actually put my books in. I got it cheap at an auction and I am very pleased with it, it fits well in my room and holds a lot of books.
@Hannihar (36533)
21 Jan
@millie02 I am glad for you Carolyn.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
15 May 16
Did you win the item?
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
16 May 16
Yes, and it now lives in our spare room.
@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
10 Mar 16
That sounds like a good solution for you.
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@Ronrybs (7342)
• London, England
10 Mar 16
I haven't got enough room to collect anymore collectables
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
10 Mar 16
It's a good idea, so you can display your objects and they are protected by glass doors.
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@Dena91 (4255)
• United States
10 Mar 16
That's a great use for the bookcase. Glad you and your husband enjoy doing hobbies together. Have a blessed day
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
10 Mar 16
Instead of a curio cabinet you are using a bookcase with glass doors, now that is a good idea.
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@Shavkat (62711)
• Philippines
10 Mar 16
I think it is an investment to have antiques. It is worth of money in the future.
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• United Kingdom
11 Mar 16
I like old furniture too but Im hesitant to buy everything I see. Sometimes old pieces aren't treated well but sometimes there are rare pieces that are no longer made and are worth it. Your cabinet sounds like that kind!
@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar 16
I always have a good look at the item when buying old stuff. I would not like to buy a piece of furniture with woodworm for example.
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@AmbiePam (49113)
• United States
11 Mar 16
It has a nice air of gravitas. Whatever is in there will be taken seriously!
@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar 16
My collectables do look nice. Especially my PenDelfin rabbits.
@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
10 Mar 16
My husband used to think of getting this kind of display cabinet for his collectables. Sad to say that, now his collectables have become the children's toys, so we don't need such cabinet anymore. Good that you can always find some good stuffs and make good use of them too!
@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar 16
It does keep the collectables safe.
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@boiboing (12636)
• Northampton, England
10 Mar 16
I have several such bookcases used as display cabinets.
@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar 16
They are useful, aren`t they.
@JohnRoberts (57235)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Mar 16
Is that the book case? It's nice.
@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar 16
That is not the actual bookcase, but it is very similar.
@gudheart (12752)
10 Mar 16
That is good idea :D Did you win it?
@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar 16
Yes we got it and it looks lovely.
• Preston, England
11 Mar 16
A good use for the bookcase - well done
@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Mar 16
I would love a bookcase with glass doors. I think it would be just lovely.