Saturday, August 25, 2007

Old is New

My prize purchase of the day!::

After breakfast and reading the early edition Sunday paper (we can't wait until tomorrow to get the real Sunday paper!), C and I went out this morning to do some quick furniture shopping.

We found a couple of amazing things ~ he's going to purchase a Japanese bed for his room. These usually come with woven mats where the mattress would be, but we can order it without the mats and he'll have a sleek, beautiful bed frame. We stopped by Ikea to look at a few things, but all we left with were a couple of hot dogs and some jars of pickled herring! On our way home from Ikea we saw a sign for an estate sale and we decided to check it out. We walked away with three old and beautiful oak chairs for his kitchen table and I bought the old table pictured above. The base is cast iron from an old foot powered sewing machine and the top is a piece of marble. I'm so excited about this table and wish I could take it back to Boston with me!! Unfortunately, I think it's going to have to spend the year in Berkeley while I scheme up ways to move it east. Now... all I need is an old card catalog and my furniture dreams will be complete*

Ooh ~ and I added ears to the lamb washcloth!**Note ~ if anyone would like the pattern details for the lamb washcloth, I'd be happy to post them!

4 comments:

mom said...

lamblookscute...try black ears too.
love the table...checkout college surplus stores...Penn State has one on their campus, saw a card catalogue there but it was already spoken for...I don't think Penn State is the only college that has a used surplus store.

the Lady said...

love your table, totally jealous:-). cute lamby, looks like it'll go quite nicely with your lion.

rachilizi said...

i love the little lamb washcloth!!! Where can I find the pattern so I can knit up my own army of lambs?? THANKS!!! =)

fiyonk said...

How cute! How can i take the lamb washcloth pattern?