As promised on Sunday.. This is the tale of a little thrifting fate and how I came to acquire two very special chairs.
As usual my hubby and I headed down to the local tip shop, Around Again on Saturday morning in search for some crates to for my studio. As we wondered in, the bumped into our good friends, a delightful couple who we had been thrifting with the week before. We got talking about an amazing lounge setting in the good room, that they had just been look at. Of course we all dashed back in and I'm sure you could hear me gasp from miles away. There in front of us was the most lovely vintage lounge and armchairs, the perfect colour I'd been on the look out for, in amazing condition. We started joking, perhaps we could buy them.. but what would we do with a whole set? I started looking around at other things, but I kept coming back to the suite. This was certainly not an everyday find.
We chatted a little longer, and realised we just couldn't leave without this treasure. It was almost too good to be true. Then we somehow stumbled upon an idea.... We could go halves in the setting. They buy the lounge and we buy the arm chairs. It was perfect and just what we all wanted. Of course we all laughed at the prospect of going home with half a setting but then one thing led to another. A few phone calls to borrow a ute, a little haggling on price, a whole lot more laughing at the craziness of what we were doing and within half an hour they were ours. I love my thrifting friends! Without a doubt my best flea market find ever.
As yet, I'm still working on the perfect home for my chairs, but I've very inspired now to get working on my next renovation, the lounge room.