When one of your much-loved, very best friends, has better taste than you, sometimes you covet things she buys for a song.......or a beautiful Brazilian smile!!! Vanessa finds amazing things on Craigslist, whereas I've yet to spy a single item calling to me online. She finds treasures with tiny price tags in some yucky shops that I would just drive by without stopping.............
.................and on one of my visits to Vanessa's home a few months back (she lives here now - Brazil's great loss!), this Craigslist find was in her living room and I wanted it big time! I even looked her in the eye, fingers crossed behind my back, and said I would buy it if she ever decided to change out the room again.
Isn't this a great table? Guess what? Vanessa decided to sell it and yours truly is now the owner. Here it's photographed in place at my house as Vanessa delivered it yesterday..............with a promise from me that she can come visit at it any time! She still loves it but has no place to put it.
The beautiful French-looking bowl, perfectly crazed and stained, was a gift from Vanessa last year and looks perfect on
her my table!
Vanessa likes to change her decor often.......we all need a friend like her. She's been shopping around with me for months while I've searched for a table to replace the one in front of my window. Everything we measured was just too deep and wouldn't work in that space. I also wanted something more vintage in style, with pretty lines, preferably already painted off-white, chipped up a bit, with a useful drawer, and with space to push the ottoman under......just like Vanessa's former table!
I'm thrilled and now can move on with the other changes planned for this room. As you know by now, I have eclectic taste when it comes to decorating my home....a little French from the brocantes of Provence.......of course some English touches as in china, lots of china........shabby vintage........country farmhouse........and I'm actually searching for something 'industrial' now to throw into the mix. Guess I'd better make a date to go shopping again with sweet friend Vanessa soon!