I have been so excited to share this with you! This has to be the coolest Vintage Ribbon Storage EVER! And I am very lucky that I was able to see the possibilities of it while at auction.
This is an antique Pharmacy Medicine Label Cabinet.
Seriously - Cool huh? I saw this cabinet at an auction, and I told Hubby that I HAD to have it. He looked at me like I had lost my marbles. I tried to explain to him how I thought it worked, I couldn't actually get my hands on it to make sure. But I was almost sure that it would work like it did in my head... LOL Anyway we got it! Paid a little more than I had set my limit for. Isn't that the way it always is at auctions. But I won and that was all I cared about. When we got it home I was thrilled.
It has 4 drawers. And in each drawer are slots with metal spring loaded tabs that stick out of the front of the cabinet. This is so the rolls of pharmacy labels can stick out and can be torn off when needed, fast and organized. Here is the inside of one of the drawers with the labels still in it... Yes... it still had ALL the labels inside! And this thing dates early 1900's!
And now I have all these totally cool old pharmacy labels. I am going to probably sell most all of them. Once I snag a few for "just in case" I want to use them some day. :0)
Now my big decision is should I leave the original cardboard titles on the drawers? I am one that likes originality, but it would be totally cute to put lace or something across each drawer. I don't know for now I am just leaving it. And totally enjoying it.
I have to show it again....
Ok... have to go and have a happy dance now :0)
See you tomorrow - I have something super SPECIAL to show you for Animal Crackers -