Friday, February 8, 2013

It was worth the wait.

G'day. I first saw this table some months ago. It was in the window of a shop here in the country town where I live. It had a little tag with a price on it, but, it also had a sticker saying it was not for sale. I bravely went in and asked about it and was told that they had forgotten to remove the price and no, it wasn't for sale. It belonged to one of the owners and was only there to display some of their other wares. The lady told me that they could have sold it many times over, they had had a lot of interest in it. Needless to say, I was very disappointed as it was just what I had been looking for.

They must had gotten tired of people asking about it, because it disappeared from the window not long after that. Now as I said, this was some months ago. Today, early this morning I received a phone call from the lady who is the leader of our Weight Watchers meeting, asking me if I would like to have lunch with her in one of the little cafe's in town. Carol and I have become good friends, so of course the answer was yes. This cafe is also owned by the same people who run the gift shop where said table was displayed. They sell some beautiful items in this cafe and the food is pretty jolly good too. After sitting talking for a good two hours, we decided it was time to get going, we both had things to do. Just as we were getting up from the table, one of the guys who works there, put this table just off to the side of us. I couldn't believe it and told Carol the tale of trying to buy it. She said to hurry and ask if it was for sale. "Yes" said the woman and told me the price, which was less than half of what was on the original little tag. "I'll buy it" said I, full of excitement, before they could change their minds. When I took the money out of my wallet, she said you can have it a bit cheaper still, because a couple of screws for the legs were missing and it had a few scratches on it.

Well, I couldn't get it out of the door quick enough and race home with it. The top is just bare wood and the legs have been painted off white and lightly sanded back in shabby chic style. I don't intend to do a darn thing to it. It's perfect as is.

This will become the table for my embroidery machine, then I can reclaim back the larger table for my sewing machine. I have the laptop on this new treasure at the moment and it looks pretty good, but my plans for it are firm. My sewing room is only small, the old kitchen dresser that is home to most of my sewing things is rather large. I have needed to make the most of available space. 

 I threw an old lace tablecloth over the table and it looks good, but I will at some stage (probably be awhile, so don't hold your breath)  make a pretty patchwork top for it, just to protect it and the bottom of the embroidery machine. My sewing room will also get an overhaul. The lovely green velvet drapes will go in favour of something pretty and floral. A delicate lace curtain, that can be drawn back will also be added. We have made a lovely garden area looking out from the window and I want to be able to enjoy it.

I yearned for this table, knew it was what I wanted right from first seeing it. Was saddened when I couldn't have it, but thought, Oh well, there will be something else. I never forgot the table and would look in the shop from time to time to see if it reappeared. And now it's mine. Oh what joy.

Thank you to everyone who left a message about my last post. I appreciate it. My son's partner has the operation on April 3rd. This was the earliest it could be scheduled. The operation takes between 6-8 hours. It will be a difficult wait.

Take care.


  1. How lovely that you got your table! It must have been meant to live with you.

  2. Hello Liz
    Welcome home - have you found it hard coping with the weather - one extreme to the other lol
    Like the look and shape of that little table. As Elizabeth said - it must have been meant for you!
    Take care

    Cathy @ Still Waters

  3. Liz, it's just great that you got the table. Timing is everything!

  4. What a great little table -- and your plans for it and for the room sound just perfect. I still haven't found the ideal place for my sewing machine -- so it just sits on my desk -- looking every so slightly forlorn!