Thursday, 14 March 2013

A sneak preview

Ever since we decided, last autumn, to turn the snug into a dining room, I've had the idea at the back of my mind that I'd like a nice dresser to stand in the alcove between the chimney breast and the patio door wall. GM kept asking me what I had in mind, but in fact, apart from knowing it needed to be a dresser and that it needed to fit the space, I had no pre-conceived idea. However, he kept on asking, so in the end I thought I'd have a quick look on ebay to see if there was anything that I liked that I could show him.

Well, what do you know? The very first one I looked at was absolutely perfect for the job, it was in Thatcham, which is just over an hours drive from here, and the bidding finished that very day. I showed it to him, he liked it, we decided on a budget (to include transportation, as it wouldn't fit in the back of my car) and I placed a bid. You may remember from an earlier post (here) that I seem to be pretty lucky with ebay purchases, again on this occasion I was the only bidder and by 9 o'clock that evening we were the proud owners of a quite fantastic piece of furniture.

I dont want to show it properly until it's in it's intended location, and we aren't quite ready for that yet, so here's just a sneak preview.






8 comments:

Beverley Holland said...

That is lovely Joy I posted most of mums 1950s bedroom furniture on ebay as pick ups and was amazed at the amoutn of bids that I received and it all went to lovely homes some as far afield as Cheshire. So well done that lady. Looking forward to seeing the final pictures.

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Joy
What a tease you are! I'm looking forward to seeing what looks to be a lovely dresser in its new home. You obviously have excellent shopping skills.
Best wishes
Ellie

Shirley said...

Joy you are such a tease can't wait to see it in place and dressed...

Tracy said...

Brilliant teaser photos joy, I love an eBay bargain as well you know!!

Patricia said...

I really must start looking into Ebay. No time at the moment to learn the ropes but it seems the place to pick up some bargains. Can't wait to see your dresser in situ Joy. xx

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Very charming, I can't wait to see it's final place.

Lizzy said...

Can't wait to seed it.! I am looking for something similar for my kitchen, but haven't found it yet! Good old eBay!

karen said...

Ooh that is looking lovely, can't wait to see it in it's full glory. xx