It has the extra leaf with the two captain's chair's and 4 regular chairs. I'm more of a walnut wood type of gal and a bit more modern, but even I could appreciate that it is a very pretty set. We really needed a new dining set. As luck would have it, I picked Dan up a really great Troy Built lawn mower for only $20...another great score!! Dan's just broke down not too long ago, so the timing was perfect. Even Dada couldn't complain about that :D
On Sunday we went to the annual swap meet held in downtown Hornitos, Ca. It is a historical town that was the where the hustle and bustle use to be during California's gold rush. I LOVE going to this swap meet! It's only once a year, so I always go :D There are vendor's from many towns that come to sell, and people from many towns that come to buy. I have to say, I was VERY pleased by my purchases here.
One lady had just about everything that I love and the prices were jaw droppingly low!! Here are a few of the items that I scored from her.This basket was filled with all this and more! A beautiful L.L. Bean Lavendar fleece pull over= .50, Ryka outdoor walking shoes =$1, Teva's=$1, beautiful Eddie Bauer riding styled boots= $5...all in mint condition, and a number of other items ALL for $35!! Can you believe that! It was definitely a gold mine for me! Uh oh, I'm sounding like that master card commercial-lol!
The funny thing is...over the past few weeks, I've been seriously purging our home of items that are no longer useful either to ourselves or to our lifestyle. I've generally been avoiding any type of thrift buying, yard or estate sales, etc. However, I have been keeping my eye open for those items that we do need or want. It's wonderful how when you actually make the room for it...it comes! I love how that happens ;D
From another booth, I found all these cloth napkins... a little over 30 of them for only $5!This dish towel was only $1 at the same linen's booth. It reminds me of Babar...isn't he so cute? I think about the person who put all that love and time into embroidering this towel. I wonder what she was like. Did she have many children? What was her life like? How gratified she must of felt after completing her project! What other crafts did she enjoy? I find myself thinking of things like that more and more, because I know all the love I put into my projects. There's that connection with these other women that made these items, or used the crafting tools, and yet I know nothing of their them or their personal life story. Ok, so I'm a bit dorky like that...I just can't help it-lol!
Even Tyler found a new instrument all on his own for only $1...