Monday, January 4, 2016
This One's For Amy
Because she said she wanted to see, lol. So here you go, Amy!
Awhile back, my son took me to the Salvation Army store. He needed some shirts or something. As I was wandering around, I spotted something that made my heart skip 3,000 beats.......
Well, wouldn't yours? It was sitting there, with its four chairs looking all padded and comfy, and I heard it call my name......"Allie.....take me home with you....oh Allie....."
Just then, a woman walked by, stopped cold, and exclaimed, "what a darling kitchen set!" Uh-oh. Competition....
My son came walking up, and I grabbed his arm and showed him My Table. He asked where on earth would I put it. Well, good question! My room is exceptionally tiny. I already have a 50's table, along with a ton of other stuff in here. Never mind, I said, I can make room. I'll stack dressers. I'll knock out a wall. I'll sleep in the hallway. You know, the things you do for a set like this.
One of the employees came walking up, and like the other woman, gushed over the set. I was getting nervous. I walked back and forth, saying yes, saying no, and finally decided Sam was right, I didn't have the room for it. We started to walk to the cash register so he could pay for whatever it was he bought. I was in a fog and didn't care.
As we walked up, the gal at the cash register got on the loudspeaker. "All furniture today is 20% off!" Sam looked at me, I looked at Sam, and we RAN back to the table, snatched the tag; and like the good son he is, he bought it for me.
I won't bore you with the details of how we got it into the car, the house, up the stairs, and into my room. I can't really walk a straight line in here. But oh the bliss when I sit and design.
Two chairs have to live downstairs for now, we need to put the feet on the bottom of the legs on the table [hence the papers keeping it level], and I wouldn't trade it for all the tea in China. It's huge - it did fit better without the leaf in, but I love a good big table to work on.
So there you go, Amy. Now if you can just find me a pink metal cupboard like you have in YOUR sewing room......