|Pub Table and Chairs in Pool Room|
On Saturday, I visited several more sales - this time in the Roswell, Alpharetta and Milton areas of greater Atlanta. I was not too impressed with any until the last one in Milton which was being handled by Golden Opportunity sales - run by Doris and her husband. I have bought wonderful pieces from them over the years including my very own 8-piece Hickory Chair dining room chair set (I will get back to this set later in this overly long blog).
At the sale, I saw a lovely Hickory Chair old French style chest of drawers at a good price but didn't know if it would work in my foyer to replace a piece I no longer loved. Upon arriving home (having made NO purchases all morning), I measured the space and found it just fit. I called Doris, offered her a reduced price, we haggled and settled. I told her I would return on Sunday to pick up.
|My Hickory Chair Chairs|
I quickly looked the chairs over and learned they were American-made, fruitwood finish and high-quality hand-tied 8-coil construction. I told her and everyone in the area that someone should definitely buy these chairs because they were wonderful and a not-bad price.
Anyway to make a long story a little shorter, we are no more than a mile or two from the house when I told my husband that the chairs were really nice; may in fact work as well or better in our home; and, that I probably should have bought them. Sweet guy that he is - he said call her and see what she'll take - I did, we haggled, we settled and returned to add the six chairs to our purchases.
Now I am faced with the dilemma of deciding which set to keep and which to sell BUT in the meanwhile we decided that we do need some extra seating for the holidays and that the patent leather will be great for the grandchildren - easy to clean!! Where will they be stored? Of course, in the now practically empty pool room! Also, we had almost spent $$ on folding chairs and look at the money we are saving not having to buy those! OK, that's all the rationalizing I am doing today!
|French Chairs Purchased at Milton Sale|
|French Chair Tags - Look at the Horse and Hog Hair - Love it!|
|My lovely new Hickory Chair Chest|