Tuesday, March 18, 2008

my ultimate find....



there are many reasons why i love living in the "lowcountry" but this week i love living here b/c of things like this- my find of the century! my parents have a house in beaufort, sc ( kind of a "mini charleston"). the town is surrounded by water and beautiful old trees, thus making it a perfect setting for many "designer showhouses". which brings me to my story- my new dining room table.
my parents and i love going to yard sales and if the sales are a bust (which if you go enough you know this definitely happens) then we usually stop by the local habitat for humanity resale store. my mom opted out of going this trip which was fine b/c usually its my dad and i that really dig the place. you just never know what you will find. we walked around the entire store looking at old doors, random electrical cast offs, some odds and ends and it wasn't until the very last second that i discovered it...there hidden under some ugly china and behind a tapestry screen was my luca table in all it's glory. a donation from this designer showhouse that had been sitting in the store for two months....needless to say, i flipped out! i wanted it sooooo bad but i knew i had a hard sale...i had to convince my HUSBAND that we needed that table. being semi- new parents this is the last thing we need but w/ a little twisting of the arm and telling him what a "deal" it was, we are now new owners of the table....unfortunately, we can't get it from my parents garage to our house b/c it's so big but i am just as satisfied w/ it sitting in there b/c i know it now belongs to me!! (btw, i owe a huge thanks to my dad which is why i featured the table w/ his prize possession on it- his dog)!!

16 comments:

Carolina Eclectic said...

Wow, so cool! I loooove your table.

erika - urban grace interiors said...

FANTASTIC FIND!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Jennifer said...

very cool! lucky find!

aimee said...

Wow, I'm so jealous! My parents also have a house in Beaufort and I'm visiting this weekend. Please tell me there are other goodies to be found.

Katie said...

gosh I can only find broken doorknobs and 70s era plastic plates...you are the ultimate bargain shopper!

SimplyGrove said...

Now that is a great find!!! wow. Love it!

beachgrl said...

Oh my gosh! That is a beautiful table, I just love the base of it. You are one lucky girl! Tell your honey that he is the best for letting you get the table.

LondonCalling said...

Find of the century! It was waiting there 2 months for you.

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

I do love your table.......but I'm sorry your dad's dog is just DIVINE !!!!!!!!!!

chinamama said...

alright girl. i am SO JEALOUS! that is a GREAT find. i'm definitely going to fit in some browse-the-thrifts time soon. dreamy. -a

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So Haute said...

Love your new table! Very cool!

MABELLE said...

W O W!!!! This is SUCH a gorgeous table!!! Nice work twisting your husbands arm- haha. (I was just reading your post about him marrying a girlie girl and was laughing out loud!) LOVE this, and can't wait to see pics once it's in your home.

Anonymous said...

Did you see your table in Country Living??? It looks great with mismatched chairs...
http://bp1.blogger.com/_MDs2a1rIEuA/R59ILp-GoqI/AAAAAAAAClc/Z16cOEWDenY/s1600-h/Untitled-1.jpg

Magic Brush said...

Oh my gosh! I have a brother who lives in Beaufort, SC!!!!!! How cool!

Blessings, The Magic Brush

KatyO! said...

what an amazing find! you are one lucky girl!!! I love that table