So I asked my friend, “have you ever been to Youngsville?” “No”, she replied.
It’s a beautiful evening, so why not spend it at a beautiful farm
and you get to shop as a bonus! She gladly agreed.
So off we went on a 55 mile drive through the countryside,
leaving the house at 3:30pm to secure a great place in line.
Now what could be a better view while standing in line than this:
A beautiful farm with beautiful gardens and horses galloping. Worth the drive.
Estate sales typically start on a Friday, but with Mother’s Day being Sunday,
the auction company ran the sale Thursday through Saturday.
So do you want to see some of the goodies I brought home?
I walked through the main house and picked up a few things
and then went out to the guest house to see what was there.
It was a very cute guest house filled with beautiful classic furnishings.
When I entered the living room, I found these:
A pair of chairs that I suspected were Ethan Allen Martha Washington Chairs.
I quickly turned the chairs over.
My suspicions were correct . . . they indeed were Ethan Allen
and in mint condition.
I thought the price was right. The fabric is a bit dated,
however, I know I can get them reupholstered and the total price for the chair
would be about the same as purchasing a chair at HomeGoods.
I sat on these chairs for a while, thinking where can I use these?
Contemplating the want versus need scenario?
I was sitting on the chairs contemplating, contemplating . . . should I?
I then got up and walked over to another fabulous piece of furniture
and decided to buy that instead of the chairs. It was a great piece.
Stay tuned for where that piece landed.
When I got home, I told my hubby about the chairs and how much I loved them.
He asked why I did not get them . . . I truly did not have an answer.
All night, those chairs haunted me.
When I got up the next morning, I made a decision . . . I was going back.
I was hoping that they would still be there.
I was about the 4th person in line at the auction.
I asked the auctioneer if the chairs were still there . . . she smiled.
The doors opened and I made a bee line to them.
I was a happy camper.
One thing though, my hubby had a tournament and he had to use our van.
So I loaded up the convertible with the theme song of the Beverly Hillbillies in my head.
And the chairs are living happily ever after in my dining room sitting area.
One more thing:
It is truly a good thing to have a great friend along when shopping . . . not only for the great company,
but also for help in carrying your loot! 🙂 . . . and hers too!
Lots of changes went on in this house in the past few days . . . so stay tuned!
Have a great day . . . and hope you moms out there had a most wonderful Mother’s Day.
I am joining:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
StoneGable for The Scoop