Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Buffet Hunting

The mornings here just amaze me.  It's been slightly cloudy the past couple of days making for some crazy beautiful sunrises.  The clouds get caught on the mountain tops as they head Northeast, reflecting the sun in the most fabulous colors.
The sunrises aren't just pink on one side ... they are pink in a 360 degree circle around you.  What a great way to start the day!
One day last week, Miss Patty and I headed out to check on Tom's furniture store.  Loaded up with thrift store boxes to donate, there wasn't a lot of room in the back of my Jeep.  The first store looked more like a warehouse in a not-so-great neighborhood.  Once we finally found the entrance door and went inside however, it was a walk back in time.  

They not only had some great 40's and 50's furniture, they had some nice antiques.  I picked up one small game table ... the top spins around and opens up into a four-player card table.  That's when we found out they had an even bigger store not far from where we were going.  

Talk about HUGE and full to the brim with many antiques, but MUCH more expensive than the other store.  We walked every square inch and found nothing.  HOWEVER ... next door we spotted lots of Arizona/Mexican furniture parked on the sidewalk.  Well what the heck, lets take a look.

I loved everything in the store, but when I saw this buffet, the winning bell rang loudly!  Although I loved it and Miss Patty thought it was perfect, I walked out empty handed.  It was more expensive than I wanted and I would have to find someone to haul it for me.

Back home with my little table unloaded, I lasted about two hours before I had the tape measure out and the Jeep seats flat.  There was room to spare.
Okay then .... I drove all the way back in rush hour traffic (it took me an hour) to find it NOT sold yet.  The gal lifted it up on a dolly and in two seconds we had it in the Jeep.  Luckily I was able to maneuver it OUT of the Jeep, but had to ask Mr. Chance to come help me move it in the house.  This thing is HEAVY and solid as a rock.
That's the end of the furniture buying.  If you want to sit in the living room, it will have to be on the floor.  However if you want to come and play poker, there's lots of table space.

I finished up the Paris quilt and took this terrible picture.  It really is black and white, but the incandescent lighting turned it tan.  It's also straight ... I just couldn't reach far enough up to fix it.  I'm pretty happy with the borders ... it's the first time I've ever made mitered corners, which I don't ever want to do again!
Friends Barbara and Tom Westerfield just arrived in town for a couple of days, so we're going to get together for some laughs and some kitty love from Pansy.  I can't wait!!

By the way, I got fuel at Frys gas station yesterday, using my "points" from buying groceries and paid $2.03 a gallon.  Take THAT, California!!!

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