Score!

Remember last week when I told you about the vintage table I was thinking about buying? I had zero time  to go back to the antique mall to give it a second look.

 Later, I was checking out estatesales.net and found a sale here with an enamel top table  listed. So you know I had to check it out! I had errands to run so the sale had been open for an hour before I got there.

But my table was waiting for me.


It does have metal legs and I would have preferred the wooden ones, but they are not the “loop” style that I was totally set against. If you Google, enamel top table, you will see what I mean. The top and leaves are in excellent condition, with just one very small chip in the porcelain.

It could use a fresh coat of paint, but I hate to lose the original stencil detail.


Do you see that tag? Sellers was a company out of Indiana and was one of the big names in kitchen furniture back in the day. I found this under neath:


I actually found a Sellers catalog from 1939 that someone scanned and posted online. This table was a new model that year! It was available with blue, black or red trim.
I’m so glad I waited! Oh, you want to know about the price? It was $45. That is $100 less than the one at the antique mall. I am a happy camper!

 

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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15 Responses to Score!

  1. Diane says:

    Wonderful table. Just love these tables. Glad you found what you wanted. Enjoy it. Diane

  2. Kathy D. says:

    Lovely table; glad you got one! My sister in Indiana has grandma’s kitchen table; it’s yellow porcelain with green accents and had wooden legs, I think. Will have to have her check the year and manufacturer!

  3. piecefulwendy says:

    Score, indeed! What a great return for the wait. I really like the scratched off/scuffed up area. Enjoy!

  4. Christine Sherman says:

    Congrats, what a great find!

  5. Judy in MO says:

    Aren’t you glad you dithered on the other one? Mark that up to good instincts. Great find! Love the red.

  6. Paige says:

    What a great find!

  7. lois92346 says:

    I’m so thrilled for you, Katy!! The porcelain top with the red detail is just beautiful!! Great find at a great price!

  8. I would paint it, but leave the stencilling. I would paint a square around the stencil making it a feature. What do you think?

  9. That is a classy table and will be a great addition to your sewing room!

  10. Sandra B says:

    What a find!!!
    I love it! And, I would definitely NOT paint over the stencil….it is part of the character of the table…. I am so glad you held out for exactly what you wanted, and that you were able to get it at such a good price….win-win, for sure!!

  11. What a great table! You got a treasure, for sure.

  12. I just love this – serendipity that you found it!!

  13. Susan says:

    OMG! What a wonderful find! Just what you were looking for, and for a better price. Congratulations!!!

  14. Edwina Finet says:

    I’m so glad you found it. It does pay to shop, and sometimes “deferring our actions” pays off. Congratulations.

  15. Jeanne says:

    Love it, Katy. My grandparents use to have one of these tables in their kitchen. I remember eating on it and the silerware in the drawer. 🙂

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