Monday, March 09, 2009

La Tavola

Back before I moved into my new place I wasn't sure what style furniture I was going for... what type of couch I would buy, or bed... the only thing I DID know was the table I wanted.... I had it fixed in my head and nothing would change it...the only problem is nothing seemed to match up with it! Antique store after antique store I went without any success... apparently everyone else had my same vision too... or the store seemed to like the table so much that they would mark it up to exorbitant amounts of money... probably just so they could stare at the loveliness all day! Beginning of last week I was sitting in a coffee shop when it hit me...I MUST get my table today... after the earlier discouragement in not finding what I wanted anywhere I waited a while...but the strong urge wouldn't leave...finally I left the coffee shop and headed over to the antique distract yet again. I spotted a store that was going out of business and it was the last day...they didn't have what I was looking for but told me of a great place that may.. unfortunately it was a little ways away so I just went to all the other stores around there...with no luck whatsoever. Finally, I was about to head home when I thought of going to Goodwill...maybe they would have what I wanted! After not being able to find the Goodwill anywhere..I suddenly ended up right at the Antique store that the first place told me about! I headed inside to find JUST what I wanted but WAY to big! The lady showed me all that she had, some too big, some too small, some just plain ugly. Yet again, I felt discouraged and was about to leave but I felt like I was supposed to walk around the store one last time.
I rounded a corner and there low and behold...was THE table...it was it!! The one I had dreamed about! The size, color, just everything...plus it was about $100 which right before I left out shopping I prayed that I would find one for $100 as all the others were going for $800+!!! HA! God is so faithful!!
Today I finally was able to pick up the table and my friends Laura and Jill are staying here so we had an INCREDIBLE first dinner on the table that Jill made of pasta and vodka sauce with spinach, sparkling lime water, and dark chocolate to wash it down. I seriously feel like I'm in Italy which is where my cousins and I are heading within the next year!! AHH! Life is good.


12 comments:

Samantha said...

What a cool table, look like you had fun :) I love eating at home with my friends ;)

BrianH Photography said...

Very nice! Great photos as usual, and great food and firiends! Enjoy! And good luck with the rest of the furniture! :-)

jamiedelaine said...

Way to blog Sarah, Way to blog! Love the table obviously, but what I love most of all is how I can tell you use my actions all the time now that I know you do. I've decided to start selling them when photogs email and ask if I am rather than just saying no. ;) Love youuu!

Christine said...

aweesoome! i love how God is like that. i mean, getting a certain table isn't that important, but He still provided it for you. awesomeness. it's a cool table too! and i wish i could do the interior design for you xD

Morgan Matters said...

I am in the same search!!!! I need a cool couch.

Lucky girl :)

Josh Newton said...

Sarah, I LOVE it!! thats seriously awesome ;) i can't believe that this was the same table search that i was a part of =) that was a fun day but i'm SO glad that you finally got your table! i think its perfect and i'm excited to see it in real life ;) i hope you're well, talk to you soon!!

Natalie said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. :) :) :) JILL AND LAURAAAA. I miss them. and I love the table. and I'm SO excited for Italy...I loooove how you had blue italy water. :) :)
We're getting too excited. :) ahhah. I need to start saving like NOW.

|| davidjay || said...

Wow! Love it! Dude yes! That table is awesome! I can't wait to see it in person!

I'm thinking of coming out to TN for awhile! So fun!

Mark C. Barlow said...

Pretty awesome, Sar!
I am proud of you using big words like "exorbitant" in your post! See you on Thursday!

phoenix wedding photographer said...

Looks like an awesome setup, I dig the table, you can't beat $100!

Amy Conner Photography said...

Alright Sarah...enough hearing about "the table"... I want to meet it! And eat on it! Let's get together and cook one night and catch up at your place!?!!
Love ya!

Cait said...

Praise God for finds like that one! And my awesome couch? Not exactly the same story but I was looking for something amazing and when I rounded the corner I knew that was the one. I got even more excited when I saw that it was only $80!! God is good to us!

You do know that if you go to Italy, I will be eternally jealous of you, right? Just wanted to make sure you know that.