and happen to have (and love) lots of these:
So it only makes sense that I would want a table to rest them on. You all may remember this recent post where I nearly couldn't breathe over a coffee table just like this lovely piece by Holly. I found it on Craigslist for $20, emailed about it from Charlotte while we were on vacation, and got a very disappointing "it's been sold" reply. I was bummed, but when I want something, I do NOT give up. So, the search continued. I knew I loved that table, and with all of the other things our very tight budget is already committed to around here, I also knew that unless it was an absolute steal (and I loooooved it), hubby wouldn't support another purchase just yet. Where does a gal go when she needs to find something inexpensive and fabulous from the comfort of her own home? You all know the answer. Back to Craigslist I went. Having no luck in our city, and no luck in a nearby city my dear friend Ashley was searching for me, I moved on to the city I'm from. I hate that she's two hours away from me, but in this case knowing my sister could help out if I found something there, I searched away. And, there it was:
(Sorry about the poor quality of photos via Craigslist). The EXACT same style (and size), again. The listing was posted on December 17, 2009. Asking price of (again) $20. So, I was sure it was gone. But, being the tragically hopeful gal that I am, I emailed anyway. *I just want to add that it causes me a great deal of anxiety when I email about something on Craigslist that I want so badly because if it's gone, it's gone, and it will be stuck in my head until I find the EXACT thing I'm looking for. Sometimes, being as
stubborn determined and hopeful as I am, is a weakness.* After less than 24 hours of severe anxiety, I got the email back. "The table is still available. Everyone asks about it but no one comes to get it. My phone number is 555-555-5555, I'll be home all day if you'd like to take a look". I called immediately, got the address, called my sis (who just happens to have the day off) and, thanks to a lot of luck, $20 bucks, a sis who would do anything for me without asking questions, and her supportive boyfriend who happens to have a truck, a coffee table I've dreamed of for months now, is being picked up as I type. Looks like my "project list" just found a new item to add to the top. Man I love when something just feels meant-to-be.