When I walked up, the first thing I noticed was this table:
A 1940's enamel topped table with pull out leaves. I've seen a few red trimmed tables, but never a blue table. I have a red table top that I use for a magnet board and I have always wanted an entire table.
The sign on the table said, "OLD Metal Top Table is FOR SALE." But, there wasn't a price. That can't be good, I thought.
As I stepped up to it, I commented on the neat old table. One of the ladies having the sale heard me and started telling me, "That is very old. It is metal. It has leaves. Those are hard to find." You know the song and dance. They knew what they had.
"So, how much is that old table?' I asked.
"The old metal topped table?"
"Let me ask my husband."
"HOW MUCH IS THAT TABLE?"
(Did I mention they were quite elderly?)
"THE ONE THAT FOLDS UP."
Then I heard muttering and conversations and I couldn't hear what the husband had determined. The wife walked back out to me and said, "He says he wants FIVE DOLLARS for that table."
When we went over to clear off the things that were piled on it, the lady pulled one of the leaves out to show me how it worked. It in the process it pulled out cattywampus and was off kilter. She hollered at her husband to come fix it. He came out through the garage door and said, "Why are you working on that table?" She said, "You just told me to sell it for $5.00!" That's when he stopped in his tracks and pointed to a rusty chippy saggy old card table on the end of the driveway and said, "I meant that one."
I held my breath. My lovely table. It wasn't meant to be. I knew it.
But, then he just shrugged and reached down and fixed the leaf. He even helped schlep it to the car.
I really thought he was going to ask for another $50.00!
It is in wonderful condition, clean enamel, clean trim. I adore it. I have it in the garage to be my "in progress" area for when I am working on a project or getting out my holiday decorations. It's also adjacent to the freezer, so I can use it when I put up groceries. I'd love to incorporate it into the house someday, but until then, at least I have it and I do have a use for it.
I still can't believe it!
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