Monday, January 18, 2016

Monday This and That!


This weekend was spent hunting for furnishings for the new rooms. We hit stores and consignments and nothing that said, this is perfect for the room.

On Sunday we went to the antique barn which houses over 100 booths of vendors from antiques to primitives and lots of vintage items, as well as handmade items, so it is a fun way to spend a few hours.

I tend to look at things from a different perspective, not what it in front of me, but those hidden items that no one else notices. In one booth, I saw what I would call, a lot of junk, but holding some of that junk was a chair and it had a tag on it. I liked it, but wasn't sure, so I walked around and looked at some other booths and thought, I like it, and I better grab it before someone else does, so it came home with me. Bill took it up front to hold and everyone that saw it, loved it, so it shows, sometimes we miss the good stuff that is being used to display other items.

I am so glad I got it, it fits perfectly with the new desk. It has that beach, hand made, antique look. I actually pictured it in my mind and never thought I would find something like it. The leftover paint is blue and green, so a perfect match. Now I need to decide on a  chair pad, I will hook one for this seat and I am thinking of something simple with my thrift wools to give it a raggy look.


While we were browsing the booths, I spied this wonderful vintage table and thought of my friend Allie. She loves the old tables and I thought this one was unique with the yellow top. So, I took a photo for Allie.Allie is also hosting a joint sew along, so visit her blog and check out the Postcards from  Heaven BOM, I will definitely be making these.


Tonight was spent watching Nicholas. He is full of energy and Grandma is fighting off a flu. One fun thing is, he loves to help me unload the dishwasher, so he hands me the dishes from the bottom and that is a big help, even if it takes longer;) He loves to follow me around and check things out, maybe I will have a helper when I need to cut fabrics, later on.


15 comments:

Allie-oops Designs said...

Oh my goodness Debbie I simply have to come shopping with you at that antique barn one day!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE the chair you got - it reminds me of a miniature life-guard chair! Perfect for the table. If I'd been there you might have had to fight me for it.....*kidding* I guess it was a good thing I wasn't there, cuz that yellow table would have had to come home with me! And I'm out of room! But oh isn't it lovely!!!

Laughing about Nicholas - yes things will take longer, but the pleasure and learning he gets from you will last his lifetime. My boys are in their 20's but helping grandma is still a favorite thing to do. Saying a prayer that you are able to fight off that flu hon, I can tell you this one is no picnic....

acorn hollow said...

Love the desk and chair great find. So sorry to hear you are fighting off the flu.
stay warm it is cold and blustery.
Cathy

Kate said...

Love the chair that you found, Debbie! I always enjoying reading about Nicholas - you and he are making wonderful memories. I hope you can quickly beat the flu - take care.

Sherry said...

What a great chair! It looks perfect with the desk. I love that vintage kitchen table. I hated them when we had one but I sure would like to have one now! Sounds like Nicholas is a good helper. I could use someone to help with those dishes on the bottom rack!

Saundra said...

That chair is a perfect match for the table and can't believe you were lucky enough to have found it.

Shasta Matova said...

Looks like that chair was just made for that table. Beautiful. I have a yellow table like that - it is the original one that has always been with the family.

Karen said...

Oh yes. I learned recently about Allie's 50's love. I am sure her heart went pitter patter when she saw the picture of the yellow top table. My mother's table had a red top. We had it on our screened porch for several years but the humidity got to it after a while. We had no other place to keep it.
I think you found a perfect chair for your beachy room.

Sandi said...

That chair is wonderful, it compliments your desk nicely! Goof eye and excellent decision Debbie. I'm sure you will design the perfect seat cushion.

I grew up with a silver table set similar to the one you found. I'm often drawn to the coloured ones but my kitchen isn't big enough for a set.

Hurry and recover from that flu!

Elaine Gagne said...

Great Chair - can't wait for flea market season - needs to warm up a bit

Rugs and Pugs said...

I hope you are feeling better!
That chair is the perfect companion to your table.
Hugs :)
Lauren

kelley said...

Nick looks like he's interested in everything...I think he'll be crafting with you in no time...sorry about the flu getting to you...

Fiona said...

oh wow.. the chair is just perfect.... i love it...

Its fun when the grandies want to help... as you say it takes longer... but then enjoy it whilst you can....
Hugz

annie said...

I really love the desk & chair, how great.
Hope you feel better soon, hugs!

davidjsalmon.co.uk said...

Desk and chair are very nice! You did a great job! I do not like Mondays at all:) If that is Monday today it means that it was Sunday yesterday and it is so hard for me to start working. Sometimes I think that it would be better to work without weekends and than take a big holidays:)

Kurt Schindler said...


The chair is a perfect match with the desk. Love the rug hooking pad you designed.
Charlotte