Last night (in the dark of the night) I spied something in the neighbor's trash. My husband said we weren't going to get it in the dark of night (in other words: he didn't think we needed it). I pleaded, please let's go look at it… get your flashlight. But no. He assured me "it'll be there tomorrow" (in my mind, I thought the worst… someone else will get to it before me). He said no one else in our neighborhood is as crazy as you to want someone else's trash… let's go to bed and if it's there tomorrow you can get it.
I awoke this morning, with one thing on my mind: that table in the neighbors trash. So, I jumped from the bed and went straight to the front porch to look, it was still there!
(Meant to be!)
Their phone number unlisted, I sent their son (a teenager who rides dirtbikes with my husband) a text message (@ 7am) to tell him to ask his mother if I could have that table. They must think I am crazy.
It's about 50" round and is made of beautiful quarter-sawn oak (tight grain), has little brass casters and tapered legs… someone worked very hard to build it. Heavier than lead, I thought I might die trying to cross the street with it. I rolled it… awkwardly as my dogs watched me like I was crazy.
I prayed hard no one would see me.
I'll photograph it once I get it cleaned up… and clear out a spot for it somewhere.
So, I have that but here are some other goodies I've been eying that I'd like to add to my collection:
Charlotte Moss is selling some lovely things at 1stDibs, including this.
I saw these over at Martha B's NIBS… I have a Mont Blanc, but it's not a fountain.
I may treat myself to this. My dad has always written with fountain pens… I've never had one myself but think about them all the time.
Do you see a black and gold theme? Not sure what's gotten into me…