In a few posts (here and here), I have mentioned my love of antiques and this past week I obtained a few new acquisitions that I am just thrilled to share with you. I was on my way to pick up my eldest daughter from school when I saw a yard sale sign. I don’t know what made me follow this particular sign, as opposed to any of the other twenty I had passed throughout the day, but I am so very glad that I did! When I pulled up, the front yard was filled, literally brimming, with antiques. Everything from a wooden four poster bed, to an iron cook stove, to a kid’s gardening table were strewn across the grass on this beautiful afternoon.
I immediately parked my car, grabbed my two-year old shopping partner and started perusing. I have been looking for an antique work table for almost two years now. I wanted to put it on my deck to use for a space to prep food outside since we entertain out there so often. I had been unable to find a match to the picture in my mind…until now. Sitting there beneath century old irons, crystal and tools was the table I had been envisioning.
Needless to say, I walked away with the table, and an awesome chair. I made some repairs to the chair, added a coat of paint and now it is a bright new feature in our backyard. The table of my dreams…Well, I just washed that baby down and left her as is. I love the “oldness” of it. The cracks, the splatters of paint, the remnants of tape that can be found along the back edge. Love it.