Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Could I? Should I?


I cut this page out of a magazine many years ago because I love the table. Through endless yard sales, estate sales and junk shops I have looked for it. A couple times I have found a similar one but being a stubborn mule with little space to spare I leave empty handed.
But now in a little shop downtown there is this nearly exact table in great condition just begging me to buy it and paint a sweet bouquet of daisies on it. I have been in twice and looked it up, down and all around (that sounds a little odd, eh?). Why can't I just buy something without thinking about it so much? Why do I specifically drive back to the store and still not buy it? It's not an expensive antique. That's why I'm bringing it up here as I just know that though you are dear people you are just the bad influence I need to get the push that says you have to buy that even though there is no room for it.

9 comments:

Jemm said...

Can you afford it?
Do you have a place for it?
If you answered "yes" to both of those questions, you must buy the table!

Carrie said...

I just want to say hey I came over from piece of cake cute header!

Go for the table its wonderful!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have a really good example to help you! I went to a small store that sells used and new and saw a little red child's rocking chair...perfect for my dolls but it was $35 and I thought that was too high. I saw it 2 or 3 times over a month or so and just kept looking at it. I guess I thought it would still be there when I decided. But of course it SOLD and I was SORRY! It was over 5 years before I ever saw another one! And I just found it a couple of weeks ago...WHEW! I thought I would never find one and I looked everywhere I went! When I look back, I wish I had just bought the first one the first time I saw it. If the price is not too high...I think you should get it. You may not find another one for a long time. This is just my opinion. If you want another one, I could ask my sweet hubby to write! HEEHEEHEE! Let me know! ; )

barbara said...

I think Jemm has really good advice. I have to say I brought home a table like that (same form, different color) from a sale because it was too inexpensive to pass up, and I've always been glad I did. It doesn't take up much space at all, and having the leaf in front is a really nice feature. Hope I've done my job enabling.

Leila said...

My two cents: buy it :)

It will tuck in a little spot, it will be extra horizontal space when you need it, it will be pretty, you love it!

When you get something like that you just enjoy it so much every time you look at it -- you will be converting money, which is dumb and not pretty, into something that will enhance your family culture ("this is the table Mommy loved so much...").

Doesn't your husband say to just get it??

The Dadman Diaries said...

I'm guessing you bought the table? You haven't posted a blog since.

Hedy King said...

I HOPE YOU GOT YOUR TABLE AND PAINTED THE DAISY BOUQUET ON IT. SMALL THINGS MAKE US HAPPY AND IT IS A SHAME TO LET THEM PASS BY, IF WE CAN AFFORD THEM.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What did you do? I'm going to read your next post and see if you say! lol

Cece said...

I absolutely adore it! I too have been looking and looking for a drop leaf table but I can't find a nice one! I have a image from a book that I am getting my inspiration from. I have settled for a two tier little table that I am painting yellow this afternoon.
Go and get it! :)