On Tuesday I went along with my friend Vicki to the auction at Small and Whitfield. I was actually really nervous, because I wanted to win the table I'd seen so badly that I could taste it. It was made in the late 1800's, blackwood with two extension leaves. And in the same auction, 10 chairs, one a carver. The chairs were a different lot, and look perfect with the table. Normally I'm not able to make it on a Tuesday, but I couldn't leave an absentee bid, as if I didn't win the table, I wouldn't like to win the chairs, I'm sure you understand. Anyway, I got both lots, and for an excellent price, and I'm more than thrilled.
This picture is of the table and chairs as they were dumped in the lounge by the delivery guys. I wanted to share this picture, as you can see the lovely carved legs. The extension leaves aren't in place yet.
After Marty got home and we could move the old suite out, we put the new one in place. I've put 8 of the chairs around the table, and two are at the other end of the dining room.
Apologies for the poor quality of the pictures, I've had to use my phone camera for these ones.
And in other other news, I had a call about my new curtains - they will be ready later this week. This is wonderful news, and it means that by next weekend my front rooms should be ALL finished!!
After I've done my chores today, I hope to spend some time in the sewing room, let's hope I have something fun to share with you in my next post :-)