Last week I came across the most perfect sofa table on Craigslist for a steal.  
After a little back and forth texting with the seller, it was mine for $30.  

It is exactly what this little bay window needed. 
The velvet love seat was so lonely siting there all by itself.  

It needed a something to ground it.
It was also quite the boring sight looking in from the outside. 

Not anymore!  Now my vintage thrift store lamps are proudly displayed on the brass sofa table.
Oh, and since this is Willee's favorite spot to hang out, 
the sofa table also acts as a buffer to help keep his slobber and nose prints off the window. 

I wasn't necessarily on the hunt for a sofa table.  
I was actually just searching "brass" on Craigslist. 
But when I came across this, I knew it was meant to be. 
Don't you love it when things work out that way?

My kids went back to school on Tuesday.  
I have a 1st grader, a 4th grader and a 6th grader.
Sending my daughter to middle school was bittersweet.
Her entire childhood flashed before my eyes as she was walked into the school.
It was a very emotional moment for me.
Fortunately, they all three have had a great first two days back.

I hope to get back to a regular routine of blogging. 
I have plenty to share.

Let me know if there is anything you're just dying for me to post about. 


  1. i have never thought to search brass on craigslist! Great idea and find!

  2. Great find! I love searching Craigslist - amazing the things you find that you didn't realize you needed! ;-)

    My 2nd grader started back yesterday, and my 7th grader and FRESHMAN start on Monday. I remember my oldest being a nervous kindergartener like it was yesterday. Where does the time go?

  3. Lucky girl! That's the perfect simple style for your space and your lamps look fabulous there! I have a Freshman too, don't even want to think about how fast the next few years will go! :(

  4. love the table! and how sweet- a middle schooler! yes, bittersweet i mean! i was thinking today that emmy turns 7, SEVEN, in 4.5 months.... that sounds too old for my baby!

  5. Oh what a great find and at such an awesome price. Lucky you! It looks perfect in that spot. Willee looks adorable sitting in the window. Glad your kiddos are enjoying thier first week back to school!!

  6. Yes I am dying for you to post about your backyard progress!
    Your new table is perfection! I love it there!

  7. Good Lord, Willee is so stinking adorable perched there! I bet he likes the table too :) It's such a perfect table for that spot! I have a tab opened up for Craigslist so I can search for "brass" tomorrow. You are brilliant!

  8. Call me crazy (and "stalker"), but I'm having trouble figuring out just exactly where this dreamy little spot in your house is!

  9. I walked by the house last week with Dolly and looked to see if Willee was looking at us out the window ;-)
    Would love to see a backyard update! Mudpit photos will make the rest of us feel better about our own works "in progress".

  10. Your lamps are fabolous, I love searching Craigslist.thanks for sharing.online mattress and bed retailer

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