I am ready for August to go
It’s my least favorite month of the year.
The flowers are all spent, the heat and humidity are unbearable and it rains every day.
That sort of thing.
Big Daddy has been out of town all week
so Ive had the joint to myself and I’ve been doing nothing but Paige Things.
Having cereal for supper
Binge watching Veronica Mars.
Ahhhh, good times 🙂
I’ve also been trolling Craigslist like a crazy woman and I’m here to tell you it has definitly been Paige’s week . I’ve found good, solid furniture at GREAT prices and also met some really nice folks. My shop was once again picked clean so on my ‘To Find’ list almong other things I’m always on the hunt for, like dressers, lamp bases and desks was some sort of dining table. Right here is why you must read every single ad that is simply titled
Furniture. . . .
For a handmade table.
I can’t make this stuff up.
And a drop leaf, no less!
That’s my favorite kind of table. They make great sofa or entry tables with the leaves down and they are really handy when you have a crowd for dinner.
This thing required very little work. For one thing, that top was in really good shape. All I did was rehydrate it with hemp oil.
I decided to paint the legs and apron white and then really sand it down good to highlight all of the knots and imperfections which to a nut like me makes this table just perfect.
I even got a little chippy action
Then I thought I might pretend for a bit.
Right now, I am really ready for Fall.
I walked in to my neighborhood Goodwill in the Spring and walked out with a box full of Johnson Bros brown transfer ware. I’ve just been waiting to set a fall table with them.
I found these burlap acorns a couple of years ago at Michaels. They have a little twine loop on them and I use them as napkin rings. Between dinners I pile all of them in a wire bowl for display .
Nice little spot for a dinner for two on a cool Fall evening.
I’ll have to remember that.
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