Today I hit the jackpot! I'd been looking for a vintage dining table for the past few months, with no luck. We got rid of so many things when we moved to Washington State, and even more when we moved back to Michigan this spring. So we were in dire need of a table. I searched high and low at consignment, thrift, and antique shops, as well as Craig's List. Either I didn't see anything that I liked, or what I did like was totally out of my price range! So today, Hubby and I went to a neighborhood garage sale. I was a bit disappointed, as not many people were participating. Come to find out, the big day is tomorrow, when there should be lots more
Anyway, I almost overlooked this beauty. It was covered in a tacky plastic tablecloth, and covered in stuff!
It's solid oak, circa 1930, and still has the original tag on the underside, which reads "Lentz Table Corporation, Nashville, Michigan". It came with 5 leaves, and when they are all in it's nearly 8' long, making it perfect for entertaining! I've pictured it with one of the leaves in. Someone had started to refinish it, but didn't do any of the leaves. While I know that some will think it's sacrilegious to paint a solid oak antique table, that is just what I'm gonna do! Yes! I'm going to shabby her up and paint her a creamy antique white, then distress her a bit. I am in love! So, now all I need is to find some chairs. I dearly love the dining chairs in Pottery Barn, but not the price. So I just may head back to the sale tomorrow to see if I can get lucky!
In the mean time, I had fun creating a little vignette. I placed this gorgeous vintage crocheted table cloth on it (another garage sale steal from a few years ago for only $5!), as well as a few milk glass vases from my collection.
I found the one in the center the other day at Goodwill for just a quarter! Love it!
Isn't this one pretty? A moving sale find a few years ago. Oh, and the silver tray was a lucky thrift store find back in Washington. I think I paid a buck or two for it.
I found the vase below this week at a thrift shop for a mere 49 cents! Sold! I think my sweet peas, purple coneflower, and white feverfew look so pretty displayed in the milkglass.
Found this tall pretty wooden candlestick a few years ago at a garage sale for $1 (can you tell that I love a good bargain??).
And a better look at my tray. Love the patina!
What treasures have you found lately?
On a side note, my thoughts and prayers are with the people in Colorado who were hit with such a horrible tragedy. It is just so hard to comprehend.
Be sure to give the ones you love a big hug today!