Thursday, August 6, 2009

What is cobalt, enameled and fabulous?

I promised pics of my Wednesday morning find and here it is...well, a little piece anyway. Can you tell what it might be?

How about now? Look at this lovingly worn glass knob...what could it be attached to?

Starting to get an idea? look at the fabulous shade of cobalt blue...and the sweet daisy chain and the remains of some white or cream paint...


Taa Daa! Here it is, finally out of my truck, with a bungee still in place to hold the leaves down...Is the table absolutely Fabulous, or is it just me?? Do you love the curve of the leaf? And the way the daisy chain echos the shape?



At home at last, well sort of...until I can find just the right spot for it, my sweet table is staying in my friend Steph's shed. She told me this morning I have visitation rights, but she's going to be sad to see it go! Now for the rest of the story. You're gonna love this. I was running super late to town yesterday on my way to work, but decided I had to check out Our Father's Closet, my favorite thrift shop. I usually go on Monday, but my truck was in the shop and I had NO time on Tuesday. Maybe broke a speed limit or 2 getting there...didn't want to be late for work. Pulled into the parking lot...and there...right in front of my truck, outside, sat THE table! My heart literally was beating faster as I jumped out of the truck saying "please don't let it be sold"...No sold sign. I cut off 3 hispanic women getting to the front door....I did say excuse me...all the while saying "please don't let there be a dealer in there with her wallet in hand buying my table"...No dealer in sight. Lady who works there was sorting stuff...right by the door, so I sort of skidded up to her, trying to look nonchalant (Yeah, right) and said " The little table out there...how much?" She got that look on her face that thrift ladies get when trying to come up with a price on something that;'s unmarked...you KNOW that look! I held my breath, preparing to be given a price that I truly couldn't afford and spending the day feeling all sad & depressed cause I couldn't buy this sweet table...you KNOW that feeling! She turned and said...are you ready for this???...Twenty dollars! Yes, that's right, $20.00!!! Still trying for nonchalance, my left hand is trying to rip my wallet out of my overstuffed purse so I can hand her a twenty before she changes her mind!! So, gals, was it worth it? Yes!! Is this the sweetest enameled top table you have ever seen? Yes!! Am I thinking I got the deal of the day...week...month...maybe even the year? YES!! Will I be able to find a home for it in my single wide mobile, even if it means busting out a wall?? YES!!!! So the sweet table is in my best friend's shed until I can find room...and I'll probably be stopping every morning for a visit...I just hope I don't have to sue for custody when it's time to bring it home. :o} Have a great Friday...there are quite a few sales this weekend. Am I going to hit some on the way to work? YES!!! *elaine*



16 comments:

Shara said...

That is a fantastic table. GREAT find! I need a drop leaf table like that for our homeschooling. Yours is perfect!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

Elaine... it is adoreable! Lucky you!
Your story reminds me of a piece I lost out on last month. I was looking it over eyeing every delicious detail. All the while trying to figure out how I was going to get it to the truck by myself. (they don't help load) Just then, I heard a man's voice from across the room..."that lady over there is trying to buy it, you better go tell her it is sold" ugh! So sad! It was an old radio cabinet with all the finish worn off of it. ($20.00) I spoke to the man on my way out the door. He said "I'll find something to put in it, and I'll probably paint it." Now, mind you... I don't mind painting furniture, but this piece would have been so easy to finish! I already had been imagining it, in my living room holding my tv and components.
So kudos to you!
gail

Sue said...

Im so jealous now, it would look fab in my kitchen!Great find!
Sue

svelteSTUFF said...

I don't even like blue, and I'm still drooling over it!!

Musings of a Sea Witch said...

What is coblat, enameled and fabulous...ME!!!! Nah, not really, I just couldn't resist the openeing. That is a sweet little kitchen table. Sea Witch

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Girlfirend..
you...
SCORED!!!!
BIG
TIME!!
LOVE your TABLE...BLUE is wonderful and I am so Happy for you and just a tad...jealous!!!
It is awesome!!!
Can't wait to see it in your home!!
Happy Weekend!!
Deb :)

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

LOVE the table and the FREE door... to die for.. you lucky god!! Me and Hubby are off Sunday to the Longest Yardsale in America, the 650 mile one that runs from Ohio to Alabama, I have never been, I am so excited about it I am almost to pee my pants, tootles, Janna

Sarah said...

I do love those enameled tables, and the design on that one is extra sweet.

Kudzu said...

lol...you sound like a woman on a mission alright! I'm so happy for you, way to go!
kudzu

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I am drooling!!

Tammy said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful table! Wil you be painting the body of it white or blue or both? I love the enameled top and the design is so sweet.

Ann said...

Fabulous table,love it.

To answer your question. I'm not totally leaving blog land. I will still read all of you and I will still post the occasional post on my other blog http://allthingsnewagian.blogspot.com/

I just don't plan on doing anything at home and don't want My personal blog to turn into a whine fest.

junkermidge said...

Oh, that table is ADORABLE! I love the shape and details. You might have to arm wrestle with your friend to get it back. BTW, thanks for the comments you left on my blog. They were very helpful and encouraging -- gave me a better sense of clarity.
Peace,
Midge

laurie -magpie ethel said...

ThAT TABLE is awesome with a capital "A" - great price as well. You totally scored! Hope you find a spot for it soon and get it out of the shed and in a place where you can enjoy it.

Tammy said...

Yes, the legs look great as is. With some polyurethane they should stay pretty for a very long time.

Heidi Ann said...

Oh, what a great table! I have been dying to find one that is white and red for our breakfast room. Still hoping I'll get lucky one of these days.