Has this ever happened to you? Someone sends you a picture by text, and you immediately beg for it…salivate over it…have to have it.
I should back up a little and start at a place that’s more of a beginning.
If you’ve been reading along for a couple of years, you know that six of my high-school friends and I go on a girl’s trip once each year. Last weekend was our 20th trip together.
One friend (Ange) has just started a life-long dream venture by opening an antique booth. She has a “real job”, so the booth is a hobby. Another friend and I rode with Ange for our girl’s gathering and stopped on the way for perusing through some thrift and antique stores.
Why do we find the perfect thing when we’re not even looking? It took a little creativity to get these new counter stools home, but we worked it out. 😉
The color had something to do with my decision, but the size and style were mostly it. They are smaller and take up less floor space, creating a larger walk-through area between the island stools and chairs around the table.
The forecast predicted rain the entire trip – Wednesday through Sunday of last week. (Yes, that’s why I was quieter than usual – gave myself a short vacation.)
As luck would have it, on the rainiest of days, our entire group went antique shopping. I made it to the car with treasures in the downpour – with a little help from my friends. (Wink.)
The first thing that caught my eye, was this set of ironstone at a quaint local antique store in Slidell, Louisiana.
You all know I don’t need another single dish! But, with the versatility of these English dishes, I snapped pictures and sent them to ID Diva by text and asked, “Any interest?”
She instantly replied, “I HAVE TO HAVE IT!”
In a box they went and into the car (grin). Possession is nine tenths of the law, right? So, guess who gets to use them first? That’s right! Tablescape coming soon. 🙂
Later, this retro-looking lamp caught my eye. ID Diva needed another lamp, and this one fit the bill.
I stopped by Ange’s booth on my way out of town. The three of us who rode together on our trip gathered for a couple of hours to tidy things up and make more sense of the space. A before picture would have been helpful, but I had no idea how much this space would be transformed after putting three heads together. 😉
It was so much fun!
Have you ever been bitten by the antique booth operator bug?
I totally see how it can happen. (And, of course I had to set the table!)
Oh, and I couldn’t resist this platter from Ange’s booth!
Isn’t that the thing? Don’t we always have a spot for one more? Ha!
I’m sharing this post at Tablescape Thursday. 🙂