You remember my dollhouse? Well, it has been sitting on the floor of the den since my husband brought it home for me while I was still in San Diego. It needs to be placed on a table and I’ve been looking for one since July. I had three requirements: it had to be vintage, not too tall, and cheap. I’ve looked and looked. I saw tables that were too high, too low, too narrow, too deep, too ugly, too expensive…you get the picture.
Monday found my husband and I meeting at one of our favorite multi-dealer antique stores. I was, of course, still looking for a bookcase (no luck there) and a table. We searched all through the lower floor and then went upstairs. I tend to linger a bit longer in each booth, pouring through everything. Husband can get a little impatient. So he said “I’ll look around over there and see if I can find anything.” Okay.
Later, he signaled to me. “Honey, I think there’s something over here that might work.” Darned if he hadn’t found the perfect piece.
This chippy coffee table was piled high with other items for sale and when we cleared everything off, we saw that the price had been marked down. To $10.50. Yes, I cannot tell a lie. In fact, we kept looking at the price tag to make sure we weren’t reading the darn thing wrong. $10.50! It was solid and strong and perfect. Why it was marked down so low, I have no idea. Even the manager of the shop was amazed. We scurried out of there, table in tow. Score a big one for my husband!
And it matches my television cabinet (bought for $5.00 at auction last year; I painted it, aged it and added new glass knobs.) Pardon the boxes under the table: they are full of furniture and fun things for the dollhouse.
So: Dollhouse – $35.00. Table – $10.50. Oh, I love a good deal! And that husband of mine has a good eye, doesn’t he?
I’m linking to Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed’s blog.