This morning my husband and I got up a little early to go check out some local yard sales, thrift stores, and antique shops. Our first stop was a yard sale at one of my favorite houses in town. As we drove past I immediately noticed several child-size antique chairs, a table, highchair, etc. Already in love with the table and two chairs, I walked right up to ask how much those were. Before answering, the woman explained that not only did these belong to her grandmother but she and her sister grew up playing with it. She loved this table and chair set and was reluctant to get rid of it. But, they were selling the home and they didn't have a need for this so it was time to let it go.
I purchased the set for $35 (her full price) and before she handed me my change she looked at me and asked, "Do you have children?" I knew this question was only to make sure that this table and chair set was going to a home that would use it and love it just as she and her sister did. My answer made her smile, she gave me my change, and said "Thank you."
The paint color had darkened with time, some paint was chipping, and it was a little covered in dust and dirt. But, a little cleaning and some fresh white paint gave a new life to this set.
I love that we are able to continue to use a piece that has been around since the 1930s for our home.
Our son will enjoy eating meals here, reading books, coloring, and more - which is exactly why she asked me if I had children, to make sure it was going to be used and loved.
As always, thank you for reading.