Sunday, June 28, 2009

Weekly Winners: Martha Stewart, Eat Your Heart Out!

Shot by Aunt Julie with a Canon Rebel XTi
College Girl is moving into a new apartment soon. Of course, CG's newest adventure gives Aunt Julie just the excuse she needs~to go garage-sale-ing. Auntie J. called me at work with a Furniture Alert.

"I found the cutest retro kitchen tables and chairs!"

"Don't you already have a table and chairs?"

"No, silly. For College Girl!"

I hadn't known we were in the market. But take a close look at this set, circa 1955. I went to Retro Planet.com, and couldn't find a chrome and vinyl dinette set like this for less than $1,497...

...and guess how much Julie Eliz paid, for the table and four chairs?

Would you believe $45? For the set? Of course, the lovely yard and garden aren't included in that price. I just love the detailing on the chairs, as well as the funky, jointed legs. Aunt Julie apologized because the vinyl is buff and not one of those whacked-out Happy Days colors...


...but College Girl, especially, loves this set. And how cool is it that the table comes with an extension, too!

Of course, I guess this means that my eldest has to learn to cook now. Or else she'll end up incorporating this lovely set into her unique "filing" system.

I call it the "drop it anywhere and run" approach to staying organized. She used it quite successfully at her old place. It features papers, books, used fast food containers and every other kind of flotsam and jetsam, which land where one flings them~on top of or within about 10 feet of the kitchen table.

Whatever works. But I'm provisioning CG with a recipe box stuffed with a slew of recipes from Aunt Julie's Kitchen. Then maybe she'll have me over for dinner some evening, and I'll be able to enjoy my food on this lovely dinette set.

A mother can only dream, right?

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16 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Good morning! Stopping by from SITS. :) That is a fabulous table and chair set. :)

tiff said...

Cool set! Love the story that goes with it.

Secret Agent Mama said...

Love that table!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Very neat table & chairs set!

Tara R. said...

Cute dinette set. Very cool. Good luck with the new apt!

Rebecca Welch said...

OMG that set rawks!!!
$45??? What a steal.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great deal!

Susie said...

That is a GORGEOUS set!!

Midwest Mommy said...

What a great deal!

Melissa B. said...

Richie Cunningham, Fonzie & the gang would be right at home in Aunt Julie's front yard, wouldn't they? BTW, don't forget to stop by Sx3 today. It's pretty Mickey Mouse, but still...

Vicky said...

45 dollars?!?!?!?!?!

Consider me jealous!

Mominin said...

Great deal! I never seem to find deals like that.

Tracy P. said...

Cool! So did she land a job???

Mrs4444 said...

It's fantastic! What a find :)

Mommy Melee said...

Oh that is sexy! I love it!

Marrdy said...

We had one ALMOST like that when I was a kid!!