Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Special Item in Our Bedroom

This week for Show & Tell Kelli asked us to feature something in our bedroom. I was just waiting for the right time to post something that I'd just found at an estate sale.

My friend, Lynn , hosts estate sales throughout the year but I rarely seem to make it to them. Either they are too far or my schedule just doesn't permit it, for whatever reason. A couple of weeks ago, I was under the weather and not doing a whole lot so my schedule was more free than usual. Her husband called me to give me the heads up on a sale preview for the following day. (It was not going to be advertised till the day after that.) I told myself to get over there and see what they had. I was so glad I listened to myself. (smile)

I had been keeping my eyes open for end tables for our sitting room. (I had mix-matched ones.)

These tables were one of the first things I saw when I got there. I immediately told her to hold them for me while I looked around. They matched my decor and for $50 each I couldn't pass them up. They are old and made by a company named Brandt. Anyone ever hear of that Company.
I then spotted this beautiful tea cart in another room which was in excellent condition. It has a removable tray on top. It matched the color of the tables, so I knew it had my name on it too. (smile)The tables were the last things we were looking for in this room and the tea cart was definitely a bonus at $125. The room is finally complete. (He he, that is, until I find some other little treasure).
Thanks for visiting today and have a good weekend.

29 comments:

Jessica said...

These really "float my boat!" In my opinion there are few things that are more exciting than estate sale treasures. Your room is beautiful too!

MyJourneyBack said...

I read your post earlier while taking a break and didn't comment. Then I saw you came to visit me!
I did love your post and I love your tables and the tea cart. The room just looks perfect. It is pretty and cozy.
Thanks for sharing it and thanks for visiting me on my journey.
I am back to packing!
Blessings

Constance said...

Those are beautiful! It's nice when you come across a treasure and how it was meant to be, just for you! Listen to yourself more often! Ha Ha!

Jean said...

What a beautiful room! The tables are perfect. Great finds!

Timalee said...

You have a beautiful room, love the tea tray. Thanks for sharing!

Hootin' Anni said...

I am totally speechless. This looks like a dreamscape...something out of a magazine for advertising home decor! Wow.

Great Show N Tell, hope you can stop by mine sometime today. Have a super weekend.

Pretty Life Online said...

wow! nice place to stay... great catch for ST! Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can drop by too.

Ivory Spring said...

Hello Ro,

Beautiful! I happen to also have a Duncan Phyfe tea table that was made by Brandt in hte 30's. If we are talking about the same Brandt, it was a furniture company in Maryland which eventually closed in the 80's. The last time I did my research, some former employees got together and reopened the company.

You room look very pretty!

ceekay said...

Ok, that is too funny. I have had the book for about 10 years....I guess you just didn't see it the last time you were here. Hey, that is cool that the tables are a division of Duncan Phyfe. Maybe you could google them that way. Talk to you later....

Hadias said...

The tea cart is fabulous as is the tables.

My husband is unfamiliar with the idea of a bedroom sitting area. So when I mentioned it to him he said "So what your telling me is that you want to put livingroom furniture in our bedroom?"


You really scored big. Thanks for sharing.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Thanks for visiting...what a beautiful bedroom you have...I wish I had two homes one I could do in prim and one in another type of style!!!

Blessings Rondell

Penless Thoughts said...

Beautiful finds!!
Susan

Joy said...

What a pretty room. I love the tea cart and the grill on your wall.

Love Bears All Things said...

Oh, I love your bedroom. What a wonderful seating area. And I love the sofa and chair too. Good buy. I bought a chair for the bedroom today from my neighbor. I'll show it soon.
Mama Bear

Jenny said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
I love your sitting room. It's beautiful. Looks like a room right our of Southern Living.

Julie said...

I love your room--it looks so cozy and inviting. Great deal on the tables~~I can't pass up deals like that either. Thanks for commenting on my blog. have a great day. Julie

Jewelgirl said...

Very lovely tables, you need to
visit your friend more often at
these sales. They look great!

Capturing Today said...

Such a beautiful haven! I adore the colors and how peaceful this room seems!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

Love your home looks very cozy and especially the cannisters and yellow tea things you have.....my mom's favorite color was red and white check, in her kitchen she had sheer curtains of red and white too.. plus dishes and pots and pans!!!

Kims Art said...

I love your room, it looks like a wonderful place to relax and what great finds! I love red, so your color scheme is wonderful!

Charlotte said...

Wonderful finds. I love the seating section. It's all very lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Schotzy said...

What a fantastic find, and your sittig area is absolutely beautiful and so inviting!!

Barbara H. said...

Wow, they're just beauitful in your room! I should get myself up on Saturdays and go shop at estate sales!

Ruuta said...

All your rooms looks so beautiful and cozy. You are a talented room decorator. Thanks for inspiration!

Ruuta

celestina marie said...

Oh you hit it big at that sale. Those piece add so much to your already gorgeous bedroom. I love that tea cart and also the pretties you have displayed on it. You are such a wonderful decorator. Your sitting area is so inviting.
hugs,
Celestina,
la rea rose

Paul Sears Photography said...

wow - just beautiful! reminds me a lot of my mom in law's house - I think I'll forward this to her for inspiration. She'll just love it!

Kelli said...

Oh, I just love the cozy reading corner in your bedroom...it's gorgeous! The tables and teacart are wonderful finds!
~Kelli

zetor said...

Your home is beautiful. Love the decor.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful post! Your bedroom is so beautiful. I love the sitting alcove and the tea cart and tables are gorgeous. Really lovely room!...Kathy