The ramblings of Mrs. Smith as she shops, decorates and anything else she deems funny!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Journey of a Table

San Diego ~ young couple shopping at garage sales......

short, mahogany table.....legs cut down to use at a preschool.....scribbles underneath....

young couple buys table with hopes of building up the legs and adding a leaf for a gorgeous dining room table....paid $20.

young couple move from San Diego to Sacramento...apartment too small but still hopeful that one day their table will be transformed....

young couple buys a house.....table stays in the garage.....

 couple has time to work on table..

young couple have a garage sale......decide to sell table.....good bye......sold for $10 to a friend that will use the table as~is for her grandchildren.....

table sits in another garage......

friend decides to have a garage sale.......

young couple ~ not so young anymore ~ goes to friend's garage sale.......table being sold for $10....
wife asks husband.........table bought for $10 and brought back to it's old garage....

couple and family move to Redding.....table moves too....

new garage......table stays...

wife asks husband to paint table white and leave the legs short...

table moves into couple's new house.....

as a coffee table with scribbles underneath.....

table is happy...

couple is happy....


  1. Love the story and love the table. Be blessed. Cindy

  2. What a lovely story! I think I may give a second look to a few pieces of furniture I've stored away in my garage :)
    The table looks beautiful by the it painted white.

  3. What a cute did a great job!

  4. Sweet post, love the story and your table is beautiful!


  5. How nostalgic and wonderful!! Loved this post! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments!

    Nice to meet you-shaunna :)

  6. I love it as a coffee perfect for sitting on the floor and playing board games on! Cute story!

    Hugs ~ Angie

  7. love the story...and I've sat at that table...and ON that table...

  8. What a great story. I'm glad that table found it's way back home.

  9. the table is gorge!!

    thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment!


  10. What a great looking coffee table with an even greater story. You've created a family heirloom. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Please come back soon!

  11. I love that table! It's just perfect in your house. : )

  12. That is one well travelled table, so glad to hear that it is finally happy ;0))

  13. What an awesome story...I'm glad that she found her way home! I'm so happy to see you at my party...I was hoping you would come:)


  14. So sweet...back home where she belongs...with her people, and with a facelift too! Happy WW!


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