In our old apartment building in Dallas, there was an area in the parking garage near the dumpsters where people would put things that they didn’t want anymore but weren’t necessarily trash. Old sofas, tv cabinets, doors, chairs, broken lamps and other treasures along that line. Most of the stuff was too far gone for salvation or sanitation. One day we did find a great treasure. It was a low coffee table-ish table made from a bisection of a big tree. It was broken and in sad shape but I loved it and sweet batted my eyes at my wonderful husband and the table was ours! Mike got some brackets at Home Depot and fixed the break and made the legs more secure. I loved that table but alas, it didn’t make it to London with us. Here is the table:
People made fun of my beloved table and called it ugly and ridiculous **coughcough Mom coughcough** but I didn’t let it dampen my excitement over my find. I will cop to it being eccentric but that is it. What does this have to do with anything relevant to today?
I went to a fabulous store the other day called Liberty. It is a very old department store in a fantastic old building and it it quite an experience. Visiting should definitely be on your list of places to see in London if shopping is your thing. They have furniture and home goods that are beautiful and unique. They are also stupidly expensive. I fell in love with many pieces that barring a lotto win, I will never own. Something special did catch my eye though.
Well lookie there. That looks familiar. The legs are a bit different but the spirit of the table is the same. Although my table cost about $10 in brackets from Home Depot and this one cost 1800 pounds!!!! Now you know what I mean by stupid expensive. I did enjoy the vindication of my taste and will be accepting the critics apologies **coughcough Mom cough cough** in the comments below!