13 October 2010

My New Kitchen Table

I never thought I would retire my farm table to the breakfast nook in the kitchen.  Ever.  I have loved that thing (And still do) since I found it at the Vintage Barn Show. 

Last night changed all that for me though.  About 2 months ago, I was going to a garage sale and on the way there, I noticed a table and chairs just sitting outside in someone's yard.  The chairs were laying on the ground and it looked like it hadn't moved for a long time.  I tried to forget about it since no one was home, but last weekend, I stopped and put a note in the mailbox.  Last night, the owner called me and said I could have the table and chairs for $35.00.

I tried to act cool but as soon as we pulled out of the driveway I went crazy with "YAHOO's" and "WOW WOW WOW's" and I think I even punched Tanner in the arm a couple of times!  He's totally used to my craziness.  Without further ado, my new kitchen table.  I love love love love love it!




I'm now on the hunt for some vintage French grain sacks......anyone have some for cheap????



We have 2 chairs with cane, 2 chairs without.  2 chairs with both finials, 2 chairs without.  I think I'll replace the ones without cane with some thin wood covered in tufted fabric.  It's already distressed so perfectly!



We also scored a free vintage camper yesterday....baby blue and silver...but I'm saving that for another post.  Make sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter for picture updates!

32 comments:

Shannon said...

I think yesterday was your lucky day!!! Great table and chairs, love all that chippy paint!

bullie_mama said...

LOVE it!
I just started following you on FB too! FUN!
I'm excited to meet you at Ruffles & Rust!!
-Sara.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, no wonder you were excited! Sometimes it's hard to act cool when you really want to do the happy dance!

Zaira said...

But that is my table ;) It's gorgeous Jana! You are a much lucky girl, we don't find those things in Italy!!

Sent you my mail this evening...
Hugs

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Wow!!!That is a fabulous kitchen set:) !!!
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixensw

Angela said...

My dear, you must be living right!!

Amber Rose said...

What a score!!! I'm impressed!

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

Isn't is something, The Beautiful things some people toss out? What a lovely find. I know what you mean about finding something and then not being able to forget about it. It happens to me All the time.

Jenny said...

How wonderful. I'm envious of the trailer! I've been looking for you but they are all wicked expensive! Good for you!

Samantha2818 said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous - lucky you! They really are beautiful. I hope you have luck finding some cheap grain sacks - they are really expensive in the UK and we only have the Hungarian ones (with the stripes and the monogrammes) - I've never seen any old feed store ones.
If you can't find any e-mail me and I'll give you some tips on making fake ones with freezer paper or knock you some up myself.
Good luck!
~Sam

Looking Glass said...

Oh! These are the perfect table & chairs! Love, love, love!

~ Clare x

Lolo said...

Gorgeousness! Her legs are so sexy.....they have been around :) High five girlie!!

Krista said...

I am so jealous! I want this set! If only I had your hunting skills...

Olive Cooper said...

Woo Hooness! You did good! I always think something I love is staying then I find the next best thing. 35$ is fabulous! ♥O

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

That is awesome!! You can't beat the price and it's gorgeous! I got your e-mail, thanks so much! I'll be writing you back soon, promise :)
XO

Gail said...

I'm so happy for you! Yes, vintage grain sacks would look fab with those chairs, but so would linen if you can't find cheap enough sacks....I so love a story like yours. You'll smile every time you look at your found treasure!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

perfect beauty. ;)

Simply Bungalow said...

Love the table and chairs...what a great find!

Martha said...

Your table is beautiful and amazing...and all for 35!!! WOW...so glad you went back I bet you are:)

KATHY said...

Your so lucky! What a great find. Beautiful.....Kathy

Kelley said...

Wow, that kitchen dining set is so shabby chic - and all the better because it comes with a great story! Congrats!

Robyn said...

NO FLIP FLAPPIN WAY! YOU found that for 35 BUCKS? Do you carry around a horseshoe? LOVE it LOVE IT!

BTW, if you love my boxers, check out todays post at the bottom. THAT's WHY I just love BOXERS SO MUCH!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

beautiful :)

Alyssa said...

You are soooo lucky! Talk about wishes coming true! You scored big time. I hope you're enjoying that table and have many good eats on it for years to come! Thanks for visiting me too! Love sharing ;)Alyssa of Boston Bee

LizlovesVintage said...

Enjoy it! It's a beauty! Sacks can be expensive. I'll keep an eye out for you. Hugs, Liz

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Now, that's one heck of a find... :-) And, that it doesn't even need to be distressed is a double wow! LOVE the little rose pillow. DEEE.LISH.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

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PJ said...

I just bought a very similar set at Sally Anne's for $29.95, but tipped the staff 5 bucks for helping us load the truck. So similar price. Mine needs total paint job though, but the the caning is all intact except for one tiny hole.

Anyone know what style you would call this?

PJ said...

Found the answer to my question: Louis XVI.

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