Sunday, June 6, 2010

My Dream French Farm Table!

Hi all!
Hope you are having a fab Sunday!!
Got up early Saturday morning to go to garage sales with my daughter Amanda!
She has got the garage sale bug as do I.
It was one of those really good days, where there was more good stuff than bad. A lot less exercise equipment, and more cool stuff!
We found a lot of great little items along the way. Amanda picked up a beautiful park bench for her backyard for only $10. I got an old bottle carrier, old books, crystal and silver candy dish all for $6.50. Then we came across this great buffet/sofa table. It matches some of my other pieces, and it was only $40. I called my husband and he whined a tiny bit, but he came an picked it up for me. Amanda's car was already loaded with stuff plus a car seat.
A few more sales, more fun stuff, then the mother lode!!
This great French farm table of my dreams. I have been wanting one for a really long time. It had to be the right one at the right price of course. Amanda said I had better get it, so we walked around to the other side of the table to see the price. I was thinking it was going to be an outrageous price for such a cool table. Not really, it was only $150!! Yay!! Now the thing is pretty huge, and other people were looking it at, but Amanda said you are getting it, and she stood guard while again I called my husband to the rescue. He was really great about it. I told him it was just what I had been wanting. Luckily the top came off so it was a bit easier to fit into our SUV. It was an interesting ride home. Had to leave the back open a bit because the table stuck out of the back. Our warning the door is open bell beeped all the way home. Needless to say it was a long 10 minute ride.
The table I had is a white chippy one with 2 leaves. It now belongs to Amanda. See we trade around a lot. She had a smaller white table which will now go to Craigslist. The sofa table I had before was an old window made into a table which is now on Craigslist.
It was a fun weekend, and big news baby Jake is officially crawling.
Please stay tuned for a giveaway and some other fun!
OK, enough rambling!!
Have a great week!
Chat again soon.


Simply Me Art said...

Oh my Gosh, So Gorgeous, You certainly have some Fab Garage Sales out in your neck of the woods. Love, Love, Love both tables. Lucky Girls, don't you love when you find such Great things at Great prices. Have a wonderful week, XO Jamie

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Rosemary, Lucky, lucky you! I wasn't so lucky . . my only find, two embroidered vintage pillow cases. Love your new dining table, love how the chairs are made. Worth the long ride home. Sandy:O)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

It's gorgeous! I love the blue paint and finish. You find the best treasures!

Mermaid Queen said...

Those are so nice Rosemary! I love garage sales. Take care, Martha


Wow! Great tables! Fabulous...not the everyday garage sales at all. What a great day y'all had! And Baby Jake crawling - that's so sweet, it won't be too long now before you'll be chasing a walker/runner!! ~ Angela

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest friend,

I had a heck of a time this morning leaving comments on Blogger, but now that I am home from work (ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT!), I can finally get in to leave messages. O.K., NOW THIS IS A TRUE FIND AND A STEAL!!! YOU HAD A GREAT WEEKEND, DIDN'T YOU???????? That table is like mine and I love the thing. The older it gets, the more dings and scratches, the better. Just apply some Briswax every other year and it will give you that patina but with all the gorgeous wrinkles and wear. You really scored, woman! And.....So did I. I went over to Archivers to get some goodies for some altered art and they weren't open yet. Fine. I walked into the consignment shop next door to kill time and what in the Sam Hill was sitting there waiting for me? A FRENCH MARBLE FIREPLACE MANTLE for $189.00! I called Ruben, who was at home and he said,, "COME AND GET ME." What a prince. He laid eyes on it, and said, "Let's load her up...go pay the woman." We anchored it to the wall of my studio on Saturday and my room is transformed to what I want it. Oh.....what fun for us both. Enjoy my dear. Anita

Debby said...

Hi Rosemary, good for you! So glad you now have the table you have always wanted. It is beautiful.

Burlap Luxe said...

Rosemary what a sofa table find and only $40.00 a screaming deal, I wish I had been there as well I would have stapped it to my back and ran, you would have had to have faught me over it :)

Thank you for your visit to my place and my bird plates would look great at your table as well.

See you soon dear... no more bragging on those great garage sale deals all we have around here is junk lately, or I am missing the good ones !!
I am comming to town to hit those sale with you!!! with my daughter who loves a good garage sale as well.


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

You scored that AMAZING table for $150 dollars???? Sheesh woman, you're gonna be telling your great-grandkids about this steal, that's how epic this purchase is! ;-)

Have a wonderful week!

❦TattingChic said...

What an awesome table for a fab price! I am also drooling over that glass cloche! YUMMMM
~TattingChic ♥

Fete et Fleur said...

What a blessing. It looks wonderful in your space!


Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Rosemary,
That table is gorgeous! It was meant to be yours for certain. Isn't great having daughters that stand guard over dream goods?! Love that you and Amanda switch things out with each other too.

DownAClayRoad said...

RoseMary......I am SOOO jealous. I can't say how long I've been searching for a table like this very one. I too am an avid garage sale-er, and faithfully haul myself out of bed every saturday to go on the search for treasures.
But today my hat is off to you!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Rosemary, what a blessing to find the desire of your decorating heart, and at such a price. So happy for you, it's a great table.

Thanks so much for visiting my kitchen redo post! xo Lidy

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rosemary,

I can't believe that you got the table for such a bargain price.
All looks beautiful in your house.
Glad that you and your daughter had a fun weekend out shopping.


Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your table was a great find...and Happy Birthday!