Once upon a time. . .
~ ~ ~ ~ when we were young and trying to fill our first home with furnishings . . .
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ the budget was low . . . very low.
We saved and saved to buy an Ethan Allen breakfast table.
Finally, got the $225 together for a table and 4 chairs.
Back then it felt like $2,025.00.
I had my eye on one more piece to complete the area . . .
~ ~ but it was out of the question . . . out of the budget. I never forgot that piece.
Until a couple weekends ago . . . when I went to an estate sale.
And what did I see????…..
We passed the estate sale on our way to breakfast with our company (Kim and Mary Alice) . . .
~ ~ and their hubbies following us . . . as they were leaving for home after breakfast.
We did not stop . . I felt it was late in the morning and all the good stuff was gone.
On the way home, we passed the estate sale home . . .
~ ~ it is a beautiful home that my hubby always admired.
He said . . . let’s go in . . . I would love to see the interior of the house.
Yes, he loves architecture.
I strolled into the house thinking that it would practically be empty by then . . .
~ ~ as the sale had been going on for at least 4 hours.
The entry into the house led us first into the kitchen . . . then the breakfast room.
That is when I gasped . . . loudly.
There it was! . . . The tea cart that I wanted so many, many years ago.
It was in perfect condition.
I quickly opened the drawer to the cart and confirmed that it was truly “the one” . .
~ ~ yes!!!…The Ethan Allen “mark” on the inside of the drawer confirmed it.
You never have seen someone slap a sold sticker on an item so fast!!!
So many, many decades later (I won’t specify how many) 🙂 . . .
~ ~ I get my tea cart . . . and at the great price of $80.00 .
Talk about a happy girl!
Not sure if this will be the permanent place for it.
It is in a room that is undergoing a little makeover . . . so stay tuned for that too!!!
Have a wonderful day . . . it is truly a beautiful Fall day here!