Monday, May 17, 2010

My Latest Find

This weekend I headed out to look for a used bike for Max and came home with a dining set. Gotta love when that happens! It wasn't a totally unplanned thing though. Mark and I had already decided it was time to get a new set. We wanted something smaller, lighter and less bulky, to help make our dining area feel larger. I saw that a house just two blocks up from ours was having an estate sale, so I decided to pop in and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this set. It was exactly what I was looking for at a very reasonable price. I took some photos on my cell phone, dashed home and showed Mark and we immediately went back and bought it. I put our set up on craigslist for $50 more than I'd paid for the new set and it was gone by the next day. I'm going to use the extra money to get some nice new placemats I think.

The set included the table, 4 chairs, 2 leaves and the sideboard:

The owl coasters are from the same sale and only cost $1.50 for all four!

Here's a closer look at the sideboard. I am so in love with this piece. The woman who sold me the set told me that many people asked if they could just buy this piece. I'm so glad she kept it all together.

The chairs are in excellent condition. There's only 4, so I'll need to find a complimentary pair at some point, but Jack won't be needing a seat anytime soon, so I have lots of time to look around.

In case you're wondering, I'm still looking for a bike for Max.
**UPDATE** Found a bike this evening for $10! Pictures soon.
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1 comment:

so nano said...

Oh my GOSH! Gorgeous find! We need to go thrifting together sometime-- I like your style :)