I bought this vintage chair last night from the thrift store for–GASP!!–just $15…..
…..only to arrive to pick it up tonight and discovered that some thief removed my “SOLD” sticker and bought the chair for themselves!!!
I was so upset! I mean, chairs this unique (and cheap!!) don’t come around that often. I found my other vintage chair at the thrift store and had refinished it. But trust me–even though my thrift stores rock, vintage chairs like this are pretty special and don’t come around that often.
And someone stole it from me. **sob sob**
Look at those bones! And it was so heavy I could barely lift it with one hand.
When the staff and I told the manager what had happened, he was so nice and apologetic! He told his employee:
“Take her to the back and let her pick out anything she wants. Doesn’t matter the price. Just give it to her. And if she can’t find anything, then take her number and call her when something good comes in.”
You mean to tell me I have a blank check at my favorite thrift store…???!!! Say what??! I’ll keep you posted on what I pick out! You betcha I’m headed back tomorrow.
But Then Things Got Crazy Good
Feeling slighted because I lost an awesome chair, I headed over to the other warehouse-of-a-thrift store, and but what should my eyes find? This gorgeous sold wood (walnut??) table.
Did I mention today was 50% off????
Imagine looking down and seeing THIS price, knowing it’s HALF OFF. Holy smokes.
It was in beautiful condition, although I admit I don’t like that dark edging. Was that intentional, or just age? Probably just age.
What amazes me about this piece is that: 1) it could probably seat 15 people when the two leaf parts are installed, 2) it has metal-capped feet!, 3) it’s SOLID WOOD, 4) it’s super heavy!
Heavy = quality!
Thank GOD for minivans for hauling this stuff home………
The Icing on the Cake
So by now I’m feeling like I’ve been redeemed for the crime of “STOLEN VINTAGE CHAIR” committed against me….because now I’ve got an amazing solid wood table going home with me…..
But THEN, I see these “gorgeous-and-in-need-of-refinishing” bedside tables!
THEY.WERE.$6.00.EACH. omg omg omg omg
I texted a pic of them to my friend Jodi and she claimed them before I could even pay for them! 🙂
I bought them and they are sitting in my garage waiting for her to pick them up. 🙂
Ahhhh…..I feel better now. 🙂
So what do you think of the table and bedside tables?!?!?!? Leave a comment below!