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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
Hope you have a great week.
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