Hi my dear friends! It’s good to be back! I have a great story to share with you today one that really touched my heart-strings in more than one way.
One day last week I was with my daughter in law and grands coming home from having a great lunch with my Mom and brother. We had a great time and talked and laughed a lot. My Mom is fun company and keeps us all entertained she is 85 and still acts like a teenager. lol As we were driving home I spied some great old furniture, it was one of those moments when you know you just have to stop. My sweet DIL turned the car right around, (she knows my love of vintage objects).
As we pulled into the home my heart started to pound. The home was an old farmhouse built-in 1824. My heart was going pitter patter from the thrill of it all.
I don’t get out much! lol
There are quite a few of these types of old farmhouses in the Bountiful, Utah area where I live, but for some reason I had never noticed this one, it was off the main road a bit. We looked at the furniture that they had for sale off to the side of the farmhouse. I could not believe my luck (I call it something else karma) Blessing! There were several pieces that they had up for sale and the two that I was interested in was the vintage sofa and chair. They were asking $200.00 for it. I couldn’t believe it and I also couldn’t believe that I didn’t get paid for two days! lol This would be a stretch for my budget. Now one thing about the furniture I knew that I would have to reupholster it. YIKES! I have done some really small projects but never anything like this.
I should let you know that the women who owned this sweet farm and house had just passed and her family was trying to sort through her things and get everything ready to sale. I just had to walk around the place and take a few photos. I’m totally getting off track here, I get so excited. I took the phone number down that was on a sign by the furniture and gave it a ring. A sweet lady picked up and we talked, I ask her what was the least she would take for the furniture and she said $125.00. My lucky day! Blessing! I told her that I didn’t get paid for a couple of days but I would love to have the furniture.
She said that it wouldn’t be a problem. Hurrah for me! Blessing! The next day she called me making sure that I really wanted the furniture, she had several offers since I had left that day that would give her cash on the spot as well as the asking price.
I told her that I felt like I was putting her on the spot and that maybe she should go a head and sale it. She ask me to give her my word that I would buy it. I did but with a heavy heart because I don’t like to put people out. I found out later that she had been burned with the sale of some of the other items and just wanted to make sure.
As I went to bed the night before I felt like the next day was Christmas! This furniture is just what I have wanted in my home for a long long time. I knew that it would be a lot of work though, but it would be something that I would enjoy for years to come.
You can’t believe how giddy I was to go get the furniture. I was on a high the morning I went to pick it up. My son lent me his Tahoe and I was on my own to get all of the furniture home. As usual. I said a little prayer before I left home that I might be able to lift the furniture into the Tahoe. I knew that the lady would not be able to help me because she said that she had MS and so did one of her two sisters, she said that her sister that did not have MS was a RN and that she took care of the family.
As I pulled into the farmhouse I saw a sweet little stag eating apples in their orchard, then I saw his little friend which turns out that they are twins! Blessing! They were born on the farm last Spring. I loved how they posed for me. There was also their mom and little fawn that was born there this Spring. They were to shy t let me get a picture of them. The deer family lives in the old barns on the property. If you take a good look at the back ground of this picture you can tell that the farm is surrounded by businesses. Kind of sad. 😦
The lady was there to meet me, she also brought her sis that is the RN to help me lift the furniture! Blessing! I was going to have to make two trips but the RN said that she had her pickup truck right down the street and would haul it home for me, which she did. Blessing! Angels are really every where.
Here is the chair with my sweet little Juliette posing for me. You gotta love those cherry red lips. Blessing! The furniture has great bones but the upholstery had to go.
Here is the sofa. Can you see why I was so excited! I have stripped the chair so far and have found out that it had been recovered several times. It also was stuffed with horse hair, something that they used years ago for upholstery. For being over a hundred years old I thought it was pretty great great deal.
That’s my story. I think that blessings come in very unusual ways. I am blessed quite often like this. I would love to have some feed back on what you think I should reupholster it with. I am thinking of along the lines of old feed bags. What do you think?
Before I close I just want to share with you one more blessing . . .
On a very unexpected day a package arrived in the mail. It was one of those days that I was not well and feeling rather blue. I felt over whelmed by love as I opened the envelope. Inside were several smaller packages full off darling tags, a sweet pouch of lavender, and two beautifully handmade sewn coasters in the shape of tea cups with a lovely handmade card from my dear friend Stephanie from The Enchanted Rose. If you know Stephanie then you will know what an amazing lady she is, and if you don’t take time to meet her and see her amazing blog and Etsy shop. Blessing!
Thank you Stephanie for being a dear blogging friend!
Enjoy your weekend!
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
WOW @ Savvy Southern Style
Moon Light and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss
What’s it’s Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Before and After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai
Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear Creatives.com
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice
Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies