Not so with books, of course. You can never have too many books... but eventually you run out of places to put them all! So it was that I desperately needed more shelves, NOT just for books but our collected rocks from a vacation in Utah.
Market Road Antiques in St. Jacobs came to the rescue! Obviously we wanted something that looked a bit older, but was still in good shape and could shoulder a load. We found this piece in one of the stalls and went home to measure our space. It would work! Then we asked a friend with a truck (thank you Olga!) to help transport the shelving unit, and it was home!
The unit is stamped "Vilas Canada" on the back: it turns out that Vilas was manufacturing in Cowansville, Quebec, and made furniture from 1950 - 1980 according to this website.
From this blog: "Canadians of a certain age are familiar with Vilas and Roxton, reputable furniture makers, who produced maple and other hardwood pieces in the rustic American style. There is a lot of this furniture around from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s; it’s very solid and well-made but definitely stuck in a time warp."
Along with all sorts of homeless treasures, my rocks went from this:
A place for everything and everything in its place.