Monday, June 28, 2010

Chairs, Table, Cows, and Marge…



I have another obsession these days- I love tables, whether new or vintage. Everywhere I go, I see something I like. Now I know I’m running out of room in my house for new furniture additions, but when I spotted this $20 yellow and white table in the window of the Hospice gift store in Troy, Ohio this weekend, I made darn sure it would come home with me! 

My new table is accented by the two red folding chairs that came from Expressions of the Home, a store that is my newest “go- to” destination for vintage finds. They were $8 apiece.



How fun is this star in the seat of the chair!





laundry room

Here are the table and chairs in my laundry room. The table has an enamel top and it makes the ideal spot for me to fold clean clothes.





yellow table 

And when I’m not folding the tidy whiteys, it will make for a comfy place to sit down and do a little catch-up paperwork. I’ve topped the table with a few accessories to tie in the gardening theme I have going in the room.





mini tools

Originally purchased as Christmas tree ornaments, these mini gardening tools look cute tucked into a small clay pot. They were clearance items at a local nursery a few years back.






My sister-in-law created and sent this card to us on Valentine’s Day. I saved it and tucked it into an old flower frog.





watering can 

I moved the watering can to the table from its former home by the utility sink. It came from a booth at the Tipp City antique show last year.







Now I know you couldn’t help but notice this badly stained framed cow and milkmaid picture that I bought it at the antique and garden show held in Troy a few weeks ago. It’s in pretty rough shape, but it just called to me when I saw it. And since no one  ever asks to see the laundry room and I don’t have a housekeeper, it will be only be seen by me. Beauty is, indeed, in the eye of the beholder in this instance!







Here’s “Marge”, the owner of Expressions of the Home. I met her at her booth at the antique and garden show and began calling her “Marge” because the sign on her tent said, “Marge’s Greenhouse.”  It started out as a joke between us and ended up with a lot more of her customers calling her that.  Maybe I’ll eventually call her by her real name- but to me, she will always be Marge.



Marge’s shop is filled with architectural finds, old and funky furniture,  and lots of cool accessories.



I didn’t get to buy the blue square table she had in her window with my red chairs because it had been sold only minutes before I asked her about it. So I’m really glad she suggested that I stop at the Hospice store before I made the trip back to Dayton. If I hadn’t, I never would have found the yellow table. It goes so much better in the laundry room than the blue one ever would have!  Things DO tend to work out in the long run, don’t they?   

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JunqueMagnet said...

Enamel top tables are the best.We have a vintage one as our kitchen table at the moment.Never need hot pads - cookie trays rest on it right out of the oven.Kids projects are easily cleaned up and I never worry about it.Great find.Enjoy!

Jennifer said...

Love the chair!!! I also have not forgot about you! Linda asked about that S flag and I'm sending it too her. But I promise if I ever see one again it will go straight to you girlfriend! ;)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your table and chairs are great, Sue.

I love that architectural piece in "Marge's" shop.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Small tables like that always come in handy around the house. Looks and sounds like you have doing some "fun" shopping lately.
Thanks for stopping by. I was a little sore the next day, but not to bad. I was glad the fall did not mess my back up again.
Have a great week.

Stacey said...

Sue, so much to love in this post! You can never have too many tables and chairs. They come in so handy at different times.

There you go again showing off some amazing wallpaper! That maiden and cow picture is to die for!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What a great vignette in the laundry room! Don't you love it when things come together like that?! Linda

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Oops, I meant to tell you - I LOVE the cow picture - moovelous! (Did I really say that?) Linda

Sue said...

Hi the table and such a cute laundry room...I wouldn't mind folding laundry in such a pretty room....the chairs are pretty cool too!

Rettabug said...

Oh Sue...that yellow table was just MEANT to be in your room! It is PERFECT, esp. with the cool red star chairs!

I have some bargains for Nifty Thrifty Tues. but I won't put it up until later. Come see my table runner that I made, first!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, I love that table and your red chairs are really nice with the star seat. I love your nice big laundry room. I have a lot of work to do on mine. I have got to get started in there.

Michelle said...

I love the red chairs with the star on the seat! They look great with your table!

Turley Times said...

What a great table and chairs! I love stars so seeing that design on the chairs made me giddy. Your laundry room is beautiful. It's fun to give even the most utilitarian of rooms some character!


Brynwood Needleworks said...

I have a table fetish, too! I love your new/vintage find. It's wonderful!

podso said...

Sue I absolutely love that little table and am so glad you found the perfect spot for it. The chairs add so much delight to the whole arrangement, stars and all! Especially the red color! I also enjoyed the wedding pictures, or maybe already commented on them ...

Susan said...

In my young years I had a table just like that except mine was painted blue. I wish like crazy I had held on to that table. But foolish me thought it was old and ugly.......sigh

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sue....What a cute laundry room you have and the table looks perfect in there with the red chairs! I am with you, there is something charming about that milkmaid picture....when something calls out to you, you should take it as a "sign". Nice purchase!~Hugs, Patti

Debbie said...

HI Sue, I would love to have a laundry room that size! I really liked the seat with the star too. Thanks so much for your support and encouragement on my audition.

Allison said...

I love those red chairs! The star just makes them! And it all looks great and fits in so well in your laundry room!

Visiting from Coastal Charm

Ashley said...

LOVE the table and is sooo adorable!!!. I love it when I find silver at Goodwill....I get all excited.!!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

That yellow table is soooo cool...but those RED chairs are my fav! I have never seen chairs this neat looking and for only $8...that was a real deal!


Dawn said...

I think that's one of the best post titles ever.

Wow, the table and chairs was a perfect score! No painting needed! Looks like a great store and it's always nice to be friendly with the owners!

Grannys Attic said...

I love that Cow picture and the enamel table and chairs are so cute.
Blessings, Vicky

bj said...

OMGosh...I love this table and chairs..and the cow...too cute.
xo bj

Melissa Miller said...

What a unique shop Sue! Love it!

Thank you for coming by for a kind visit. I have thought about painting our a/c duct many times but since we will move one day I have held off doing so.

Havd a good day! ~Melissa :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You are SO right. Things do seem to work out for the best! I loved this didn't even have to spray paint anything like I did. :)
Wish so much I had a laundry room. Mine is in the garage and I have only had one just once in my life. What a great place to put your table. The fact that the top is enamel is just great!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Such great finds! They look great in your home!!

JEANNE said...

Hi Sue, your table is a terrific find and is perfect where you put it. Your laundry room is wonderful with all your vintage treasures. I LOVE the cow print. The worn part just shows character. I like 'Marge' her shop looks like I would love to shop there. Smile.

Hugs, Jeanne

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Sue, that little enameled top table is the cutest! And perfect for a laundry room. Now I am really jealous to see a laundry room like yours. I don't have one. Our washer and dryer is tucked away in a closet upstairs. The great thing about it though is it's right between all the bedrooms so laundry is easy to fold up and put away. But I would love to have a big ol' laundry/potting room. It's hot as the blazes here too....102 yesterday. But tonight it's supposed to drop and have low 80's for the rest of the week. That will be nice. You and yours have a wonderful holiday weekend. xo Lynn

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Sue!

Love your new table! And those red folding chairs are just awesome. I really adore your old picture! what a great find!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh My Gosh Sue, that table and chairs look like they were made for that room! You could have told me you bought them and then had to paint them to match the room, and I would have believed you. What an adorable set, and I'm sure it will be so useful in the laundry room. How wonderful that you had space for these bargains! laurie

dana said...

What a perfect spot for that table and chairs!! I am LUSTING after those amazing star chairs....OMG...and only 8.00 each!! You found the buy of the year!!!

I also LOVED seeing the photos from your niece's wedding!! She was a gorgeous bride...and her boots were darling! The cake was divine, too! I just took a cake decorating class and I now have a new appreciation for the skill involved in producing such a wonderful product!

It was so great to see your comment...I love your visits!! dana

PS Glad your hubby is still quite the dancer! :)

PPS Awesome that you have taught exercise classes!! I attend 3 times a week....I love classes...I hate gym machines! :)

The Muse said...

Replace CHAIRS with the word table, and I could have written your first paragraph!

It is simply too hard to say no...sigh!

And when we find something that suits us and our space SO WELL, why it would be a crime, not to bring them home, right?

farmlady said...

I know what you mean about things that "talk" to you in Antique and Thrift stores. I really believe they do.
I love that little table. It's perfect for a laundry room and I'm so glad you found it. The red chairs are perfect with it.

xinex said...

Your laundry room is so cute, Sue, so much character and so much to enjoy. I love the new vintage set you bought, it is perfect there....Christine

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow! never know some one who loves table so much like you. and your table is a great find and pretty too!

Cherie said...

Fabulous to find something tthat works for you - well done - looks like it's ideal. Enjoy ;-)

Miri said...

Love your laundry room! The table and chairs just look great there.

Vonlipi said...

I love tables with enamel tops!

Your laundry room is lovely and I would love to visit Marge's store!

Postcardy said...

Your yellow table is perfect for your laundry room.

Morning T said...

Hi there Sue- Love that table and Marge's shop looks fabulous!! Your blog is lovely my friend, so glad you found me so I could find you!

Bill said...

I'm always drawn to tables with enamel tops. Usually they're a tad big for any spaces I envision using them, but your charming little yellow one appears to be a perfect size. Great find!

Have a happy 4th!

Susie Q said...

What great finds..when are we gonna go out looking again?? I sure would love to meet *Marge* and see her place. It sounds perfect to me!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a pretty corner you have created. The enamel topped table is just fabulous and I just adore the chair. The cow print is wonderful. I am so partial to animal prints, they are always so interesting. Great job. Hope you have a fabulous 4th. Hugs, Marty

Michelle said...

What a cheery table and chairs with the yellow and the red. Looks great in your laundry room.

Coloradolady said...

I love your new table and chairs, but my favorite has to be the star seated chairs!!!Oh, those are just amazing!!! Have a great VTT!

Anna said...

I would love an enamel table in my kitchen. Great finds, love the stars in the seats of those chairs! Happy 4th.

Jo said...

I guess I'm going to have to make a rd trip up there - I love the architectural gingerbread piece on the wall I know a few places I could put it! Love you laundry rm - better than my basement dungeon...and I think the milkmaid pix is perfect and I can see why you chose it!Have a great 4th!

Tara Beaulieu said...

That is an adorable table and chairs you have and an even more adorable laundry room! I have to go down into the dark and gloomy basement to wash clothes- you're a lucky gal! Happy VTT!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

You know how I feel about that gorgeous paper...I want it...and your table and chairs are just perfect in there...wonderful!

Happy 4th!

Shelia said...

Hi Sue! Oh, what a sweet little table and chairs you found and they look so very cute in your laundry room! Now about your laundry room ~ I love it! I love the pretty wallpaper and it look so big! Your little olden picture is so sweet and if you love it, that's what matters.
Marge is as cute a a button!!!
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Expessions of the Home looks like my kind of store, Sue! I love the table and chair set you bought. They look perfect in your pretty laundry room,

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

♥ Pat

Hilary said...

Hi Sue, thanks for taking a peek at my blog! You are right... we live in a 200 year old farm house in the center village of a small New England town. A sometimes fun, sometimes fustrating labor of love!! I envy your "globally eclectic" style, it is refreshing when people switch things up a bit!! I did notice your little gardening tools!! :) bye for now... -Hilary p.s. my sons first name is Murphy!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a cute table and chairs! I would have had to bring those home with me too. Your laundry room is so cute! I love the wallpaper!


Lori E said...

Ethel, how unlike you to call someone by a name not their own. Lol.
I love that table in your laundry room. And the cows. It is probably a valuable piece that needs a little restoration. Some famous artist no doubt.
Have a great 4th of July weekend,

Diane said...

Sue, I love your laundry room colors! That wallpaper is beautiful! And the chicken wire and pots! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for your nice comments about my shutter doily display. We found the old one today. Hubby scrubbed it. He'll put feet on it next and into the corner of the dining room it goes for a permanent doily display!
Let me know if you do this too!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your chairs are the perfect fit for the table. What a bright and happy spot they make.
Happy 4th of July.. hugs ~lynne~

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sue! I love your laundry room...gorgeous wallpaper! And your table and chairs are not only cute, but useful! But my favorite...your cow! I grew up next door to a cow pasture and bought my current home based on its proximity to a cow pasture! lol There's just something so peaceful about them! So yes...I also love me some cows! lol Happy 4th!...hugs...Debbie

xinex said...

Thanks for stopping by, Sue. Have a happy 4th!...Christine

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I love your tables... but ohh the chairs are so fun too.

Every single time i stop by your spot i am inspired.

Hope you are having the best 4th.

Thanks so much for always sharing your best stuff with us.


Blue Creek Home said...

Your laundry room is too cute to be folding clothes in!!!

I love your wallpaper and the new table and the red chairs are perfect!


Betty said...

Hi Sue ... I just had to tell you how much I love your laundry room ..I love the colors .. the table so perfect for folding .. I'm sure you'll use it for so many other things.
I think my daughter has that same paper in her house. :^)
Hugz ..Betty

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You have been featured at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS today! I just had to help you show off that "COOL" table and chairs. Please feel free to grab my cute little starfish featured button for your blog:)


Alicia said...

Hi Sue - What a great little table and I love those chairs. That would be a cute little emblem to be printed on your I've awarded you the "I Love Your Blog" award on my blogs. Please stop by when you can and leave me a comment so I know you picked it up! Oh and my sciatica is getting much better!

Kathleen said...

You have a very fancy laundry room, Sue. It is darling. More darling would be a house boy, gorgeous of course, to do the wash!
Hope you had a great 4th. It has been very busy here!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Great finds Sue! Love the table and those chairs!!! LOVE them!! And I adore the mini garden tools!

And the cows and milkmaid? I love it!!

Lou Cinda :)

Always Nesting said...

Yes! I see exactly what you are talking about. If pictures could talk about where they've been and with whom, that cow and milkmaid could speak volumes. What's old and beat up to one, is a treasure to another.