I remember posting fairly recently about how fondly I think of my dining room set my father found as a home improvement store was going out of business some 8 years ago.
And just a few weeks ago, I was posting about some Thrifty Finds. Well, I left out one *major purchase...and knew I had to keep it on the down low because I had a plan....and how quickly it came into place, too!
Does anyone remember this posting about the mystery object last "Take-a-guess-Tuesday"?
Well, mystery is about to be revealed....
Our new dining room table....!
Let me back up a minute. Here's what went down.
I was minding my business at the 4th Thrift Store of the day back when
I was treasure hunting in my town.
It was a rather large store, and I took my time, as I did in all the previous stores.
WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN...my heart stopped when I saw these:
My husband was out of the town at the time...and I wanted to make sure I wasn't acting impulsive.
I continued my rounds of the store, and kept finding myself standing behind these.
Sitting on them, pulling them out - giving them a great look-over.
A phone call to my husband wasn't returned until after the store had closed -
giving me the green light to add these to our nest. I was determined that I would
be one of the first in the shop the next morning making these babies officially MINE.
(my daughter was SUCH a trooper that e-a-r-l-y Saturday morning!)
I saw the fabric on these chairs - and appreciated the taste the previous owner had....
knowing that I would definitely be changing them to fit our style.
(a project to be completed this week)
Well, now I was determined. I had to find the perfect table to match.
I wanted a table with a leaf to give us entertaining options,
and I wanted something white. Craigslist was the first place I looked.
And looked. And looked.
FINALLY - I came across this FABULOUS table - and made a call.
It was sold. WHAAAT? Oh it can't be sold.
Well, the search continued. And continued. I couldn't get this table out of my mind.
And almost 2 weeks later, I received an email - the table
actually DIDN'T sell to the previous owner, and if I wanted it...I could have it...!!!
I was giddy!
Another call to the husband, showing him pictures and
telling him how effortless on his part it was going to be...
(not his requirement, just my way of 'sweetening the deal')
- and he instantly agreed.
I went down, met the sweetest blonde in San Clemente one late weekday morning.
(As sweet as this Blondie 'n' SC!)
She showed me how it was a hidden leaf in the table,
and that there is room for 8 when pulled out.
(I say 10 if we get really squishy...)
The two of us loaded it easily into my husbands pick-up truck and she said...
"I have this hutch, if you'd like it, too"
I went back, took a 1/2 second look at it....
and I said SOLD. Perhaps a bit too quickly.
I was so in love.
So, here we are. 2 weeks later, I've managed to pull together
a custom dining room set for well under $500. And it is ours.
It is original, and I have the best memories
- Heidi - THANK YOU for your fabulous table and hutch.
We love it and will take good care of it.
Best of luck to you in your new phase of life!
A special thanks to all of you who guessed!
No one guessed specifically - but I want to send a little *something*
to those who guessed 'table':
~Send me an email of your mailing address~
Have a great Monday!