Wednesday, March 24, 2010

my farmhouse table

Remember when I pleaded in my last post~
"Oh table of my dreams, where are you?"



At Goodwill.

FOR $32.00!!

Let me back up a bit and come clean with you. I have been obsessing on finding an old farmhouse table and spending way too much time on Craig's List... and finding myself willing to pay way more than I normally would.

We even drove way out to Queen Creek only to discover the table listed was NOT what they had lead us to believe. Quite frankly, it was a cheap hunk of junk.

You see I only wanted a table with no chairs because if you remember, I was going for this look ~

and this ~

So here's the amazing part ~ the story.
I rarely ever go to Goodwill unless it's half-off Saturday. But for whatever reason I pull in and do a quick walk-through. I DO NOT see it the first time through. I wander through a 2nd time and THERE IT IS. And this is where I'm going to get all weird on you... as I was leaving the table to go find an employee and see about maybe buying it, this very elderly gentleman using a walker starts talking to me. He tells me a story about his grand-dad having a big ole table like that and eventually needing to saw it in half to make it fit in the house. He told me that I should take that table home. You guys, I took that as a sign from God. I know that sounds weird, but I needed an affirmation that THIS was THE farmhouse table that I had been waiting for.

I felt so sure at that moment that I thanked him and told him that because of him I was going to buy it. And so I did. Then the employee told me she would also apply the 20% off online coupon... that I knew nothing about. Another sign.

And look, it has a drawer. A darling little drawer!

But HEY, did you notice anything else about the table photos? (other than Koda & Wiley) HELLO, the drywall installation and texturing are DONE!!! The attic is enclosed! Houston, we have lift-off! (don't know why I just said that)

Anyway, the room feels so huge now with the higher ceilings. We are beyond pleased.

*** Check out Kitchen Remodel Parts 1-4 on my side bar.
*** Kitchen Remodel Part 5 was just posted!

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~ THRIFTY TREASURES @ Southern Hospitality


Nancy said...

What a great story to go with the great table! You will be telling it for years.

Anonymous said...

That is so cool! I love your table and your story- love that God!!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Congrats Linda,
Your table is beautiful and what a deal too! Hope all is well with you. Cindy

NanAZ said...

Great table and perfect price! That little drawer can hold treasures for Emolyn when she visits.

I knew you would love the feel of the room with the higher ceilings. I think we should have Home Group there just so we can get a pre-cabinet tour...or maybe Terry and I will come by sometime for a sneak peek. Don't worry. We'll call first.

Unknown said...

Ooh, I'm just thrilled for you! It will look great in your new kitchen. I'm in the market for a new table myself, and I'd love to find a beauty like yours.

Marigene said...

Fabulous table!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Don't you just love it when God gives you a "sign", or in this case a "table"? Love hearing about it, and it is really wonderful!

MindyMindy said...

Great table and great story!!
Its wonderful when life throws you a good one!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love your table and I'm so happy for you! Enjoyed the story that goes with it too. Happy Friday.


Susan said...

I think God watches over us , even for that perfect piece of furniture we love and want. It was meant for you!!

jen said...

It was meant to be! I love when things work out like that!

licha20 said...

Don't freak out....but i know where your photo shoot was taken.I recognize it because I live just east of there in the other gated community!This place is soo popular for photo shoots.Anyways,I too frequent GW and find some amazing things! Some Pottery Barn even!!New!!!!I love the thrill of the hunt. Love your table!
I found your blog via My Romantic Home. Evelyn

kathi @ traybella said...

my favorite part of thrifting are the stories that come with the find. what a wonderful piece for your family. enjoy it!

Unknown said...

I just found your blog via The shabby nest. I absolutely LOVE your table. It is perfect!! I used to live in Tempe.. I live in Idaho now but I miss Arizona so bad!!

congrats on your beautiful table!!

Dee said...

I love your new farmhouse table. I have been lying around with a case of food poisoning so I have been doing lots of blogging. I love all your posts and the testimony you give. Keep blogging!

helenabelle said...

What a wonderful story...I really think that you were meant to have that table. I hope it brings you and your family many, many happy memories!

Skerrib said...

Rock on.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Linda, it's been so long since I've talked to you! So glad you found the table of your dreams & WHAT a bargain it is. Great find, thanks for sharing!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love your new-old table. :) Great story! I think God cares about little stuff like that. :) Visiting from Rhoda's party. :)

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

What a great looks so, so close to what you wanted! It's perfect! And for $32!!!! Wow!

Magic Brush said...

Wow.... that is stinkin' perfect!!!!! I have had 2 great finds at Goodwill lately too! And usually I find nothing there. I'll have to check with our store cuz I didn't know they had coupons or a 1/2 off day!!!!!

Stop by my painting blog and say hey sometime!


K@The Thrifty Teacher said...

What a great story :) I hope it all turns out the way you want it to :)

Anonymous said...

glad you found the table you wanted.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful table! It is going to look fab, with the mismatched chairs around is. I love that look too!

Sherri said...

I love the Goodwill. Your table is a PERFECT find! It's going to look awesome with your inspiration ideas. Can't wait to see it 'complete'. Great story.

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Fantastic find, I had a similar find I've posted about on my blog!

Jessi said...

Amazing find! Goes to show that when you know exactly what you want, and have the patience, you will get what you are meant to have. Here's to many joyful gatherings at your new table!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What an AWESOME deal you got on this TABLE! Come by and show it off at my PAR-TAY...hope to see you there:)


Southern Fried Gal said...

What a great find. And I love the story behind it...especially the extra 20% detail!

Creations By Cindy said...

I love your table! Don't you just love it at how God is in every single detail? Be blessed. Cindy

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's going to be great in your new kitchen. I love it.

The Smith Hotel said...

Great table! Can't wait to see what the whole room looks like when it's finished!

Thanks for sharing,

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm so happy to see that you came to NTT...hope you had a good time:)

Happy Easter!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Definitely meant to be. It does look like a great farm table. And you should be doing the happy dance.

Kathleen said...

Great find on the table. May you have many good times around it...I love that sampler..The Lord sits at the head of this table..the silent listener to every conversation!