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Drop Leaf Table

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in yard sale | 19 comments

I LOVE yard sale season!!!

This weekend, my oldest, Daisy and youngest, Lila Mae (the middle, Anna Belle is still not into yard sales) set out early Saturday morning.

Our first stop was a moving sale.  The older couple was downsizing.  So. . . they were needing to get rid of a little furniture.  Including, this beautiful drop leaf table.  The lady selling it said that it was at least 100 years old because she knew that it had been a gift to her husbands grandmother!!!  I could not believe that they were getting rid of it!  And, for $75?  I just about did a happy dance right there in their driveway.  It did not need to have anything done to it.  It wasn’t even dusty!

We just loaded it up, took it home and rearranged a little furniture.  (Which is one of my all time favorite things to do!)

Here is its new home.

This is a little walkway area from my kitchen to the dining room.  It is a really tight spot.  Getting pictures of it was not very easy!

The top has a little dip in the middle.  Such character!

There are little wooden arms on each side that spin out to hold the leaves up.  It is so cute!

I am loving this new table!

Our second yard sale also turned up a real treasure!  It will probably be a while before I get to show you that one.  It is going to go in my bedroom.  It is going to be a while before I get around to working on it.  But, when I do, I will have a treasure waiting in my garage!

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19 Comments

  1. I love it! I have been watching for one also. Score! it looks beautiful in your home. xo

    • Thanks! I could not believe that I found it at a yard sale!!!

  2. You are really good at scouting out treasures at yard sales!

  3. Love the table and love your house. I’m your newest follower!

    • Yeah! Thanks for following!!!

  4. OH my, first off the table is totally gorgeous. Secondly I love drop leaf tables and yours is the perfect size. Thirdly $75, yeah, I bet you are doing the happy dance! Wow, and thanks for sharing at Cowgirl UP, featuring this on my FB page so grab a featured button if you like.

    • Yeah!!! Thanks for the feature! It was all I could do to contain myself when she told me the price! Can’t wait to see what I am going to find at yard sales this weekend!

  5. There’s no way I would have sold that table! Their loss is certainly your gain! Gorgeous table. Your vignette looks fabulous!

    • I could not believe she was selling it! I will never sell it! It is beautiful! Thanks!

  6. I featured this today on my Mod Mix Monday! Love this table soooo much. I can’t believe she sold it. I would have bought it too.

    • Thanks for the feature! I could not believe that she sold it, but I was happy to be the lucky buyer!

  7. Melissa I love what found it’s way to your house and where and how you have displayed it! I too recently had one come to live with me. Don’t you just love a drop leaf table? They are so great at saving space and just being cool in general. I posted a couple shots of mine (not yet in the state that yours is in, however) at Quirky Vistas. I’d love for you to stop by!

    Liz

    • I will get over to see your table! I love looking at great finds! Thanks for stopping by and leaving the comment!!!

  8. What a great find…the table is wonderful! Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

  9. I love this table-what a find! Please, what is the paint color you used in his room-it is just beautiful.

  10. I’m shocked! I have one that my grandmother gave to me. She was 96 when she died at least 35 years ago. She was very much an antique collector. I’ve never seen another until now. I’m so glad that I saw this
    Thanks,
    Jaime

  11. My brother suggested I might like this website.
    He was entirely right. This post actually made my day.
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