good to see you! as i’ve floated along with the circumstantial changes in my life, i’ve learned a few successful coping mechanisms. instead of trying to control the situation or the person, i control what i can: my furniture arrangements… so successfully has this worked, that i have way too much furniture, but an infinite number of ways to use it. so it was that i bought a new table for the office/eating/other room.
but it reallly started back in july when i had to move the couch into the air-conditioned part of the house…i searched all the antique malls and shops with a frugal eye for a pedestal table, finally deciding on one up at haubstadt…alas! when i went to buy, it was gone. taking that for a sign (and all the other tables being more than i wanted to spend) i went ahead and bought a $90 oval tavern table with drop leaves. i never liked it… just before christmas i was up at haubstadt and saw the pedestal again…the very same one with 4 chairs added and the price jacked up $75.00. i didn’t want the chairs, so offered the owner a fair amount for the table, but she declined. another sign, i thought sadly.’
last friday i cruised by riverside antiques and found the lovely table you see pictured (with 2 rickety chairs that i put upstairs) for half the cost of the “one that got away” and in better shape, too!! another sign, i thought happily.
and the tavern table has a new, better spot, too. Control is Mine, sayeth the housekeeper-jo.