London Calling asked about the green cabinet in Salvage Chic Part II. Here's what Flip has to say about it:
The army green metal cabinet was salvaged from the ‘strong room’ or safe of the Grand Lodge of the Masonic Temple (which is now the Tremont Grand). There were other cabinets of a similar nature which I missed out on, but apparently my lot formed part of a huge conglomeration of secret filing cabinets. I found a few odds and ends in the drawers, but nothing revealing the mysteries of the masons!!!
Others asked how Flip and her husband got the 12-foot long white cabinet into the house. Apparently, getting it into this house wasn't a problem, it was the last house that was an issue:
The nightmare was getting it down the 2nd floor staircase…. In fact it gouged a hole into the wall and squashed a poor unassuming removal man, which we fixed – the wall not the man - but the landlord still ‘fined’ us, and we lost some deposit. Grrrr!
Finally, the story about the little chair getting crush - twice!
When we moved from Newfoundland, Canada to Baltimore, we very sadly packed the pieces of our beloved chair (it had been sat on at a party unbeknownst to me and collapsed into a trillion pieces, and we thought it best that we have it restored in America). When the removal company arrived at the new apartment in Baltimore after a long, and probably perilous journey from St John’s to Baltimore, it emerged from the truck………………………. WHOLE AGAIN.
We were speechless, but then gradually it dawned on us that the driver had obviously had an accident on the way, and the little chair had given us the clue…. On further investigation, all our furniture was dinged and scratched and damaged, so we were able to file a huge insurance claim. But we always laugh and say that the silly driver had no idea that the chair had been broken before and ham-fistedly glued it together with superglue.