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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Imagine, and It Will Come

Hello Again From the French Hen's Nest,

   Isn't  this table adorable?  I was dropping off some trash one night, and noticed the legs sticking out of the top of the dumpster.  My heart started racing, I had been looking for a small table with wrought iron legs, and there they were, sticking out of  the dumpster.  
Could it be?? I had no idea how I was going to get it, but as luck would have it there was a young couple loading their SUV with a lovely bed frame that someone had dropped off.  This is a high end dumpster area, seriously, you should see the furniture, carpets, antiques, etc, that people leave here.  I always wonder why they don't take it to Good Will or some place similar, but  I've also noticed that it often disappears before it's picked up by the trash company.  So someone it taking it home.  

Anyway, back to the young couple.  I asked the young man if he would see if that was in fact a table.  He was happy to look for me, and pulled it off  the top of the dumpster.  I can't tell you how excited I was.  It will seat four comfortably, but I use it when there are just two of us.  I have a larger table for bigger groups.  I sanded the top, waxed it, and reinforced the planks underneath so they wouldn't buckle from the rain, and I've enjoyed it for a couple of years now.
  My chairs were also a great find, my son picked these chairs up for me from the road side,  they are black wrought iron, look new, and match perfectly.  My lanterns were a real steal from Ross for seven dollars each.  Isn't it great when you imagine something, and it comes to fruition.

   This is my little patio, which I will be leaving soon.  Hope that I will be able to find a place that has an outdoor space.  I love to grow flowers, herbs, and decorate my patio.  I don't need a big space, but definitely some dirt to dig/plant in. 

Till Nest Time,


I'll be sharing with some of these great parties...

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Give me The Goods Monday @ Rain on a Tin Roof
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Make the Scene Mondays Alderberry Hill
Making The World Cuter Monday Making The World Cuter
Market Yourself Mondays @Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Masterpiece Mondays @ Boogie Board Cottage
Mop It Up Mondays@ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
More The Merrier DIY Home Sweet Home
Motivate Me Monday Keeping It Simple
Brag About It Tuesday @ Be Betsy
Cottage Style Linky Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Creatively Tuesday @ The Rustic Pig
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife
Show Me What You Got Tuesdays @ Our Delightful Home
The Inspiration Board @ Carolyn's Homework
The Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Ranch
Time to Shine Party @ A Diamond in the Stuff
Totally Transformed Tuesday @ PJH Designs
Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away From Home
Tuesday’s Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Tweak I Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters 
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
 Friends Sharing Tea @ Bermideen's Tea Time Blog
Home Wednesdays @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ {Primp}
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Think Tank Thursday @ Joyful Homemaking
Time Travel Thursday @ @ Brambleberry Cottage
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits @ Stone Gable
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Find A Friend Friday @ Sew Many Ways
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Open House Friday @ Bermideen's Tea Time Blog
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Show and Tell Friday @ Romantic Home
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
What have you Redone @ Redoux Interiors
Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors
Bouquet of Talent Party @ Life On Lakeshore Drive
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Sunday Showoff @ Twig Studios

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  1. Great find, Jeannie! I love how it looks on your patio. Hopefully, your new place will be able to be a new home to the whole set.

  2. Thank you Kathy, and thank you so much for stopping by.

  3. It's an amazing place to relax - everything is perfect: the expensive table (!), the chairs and the lanterns. I love the pops of colours you added when you set the table.

  4. Thank you Magali, hope things are going well at The Little White House today. Have a great weekend.

  5. Love the table, and the lanterns and plant are so pretty on top, plus what a wonderful tablescape too. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. What a great find! Who would throw that away? Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

  7. Wow, I can't believe the things people throw away, but aren't you the lucky one! I had those same lanterns from Ross, but sadly, one of them quit working, even with a new battery.

  8. Lovely spot, and lovely table! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  9. That's a wonderful table, Jeannie! I cannot believe the things people throw out down there in your area! I never see stuff like that around here. Love the lanterns too. Thank you for sharing at my HOME and have a lovely rest of the week.


    1. Hi Sandi, thank you for your kind words, and for allowing us to share. Hope that you are doing well, feeling better. Blessings to you.

  10. What a fabulous find! Wish I knew where that dumpster was!

    1. Hi Laura, Thank you, the great thing about these dumpsters, is that they're just for this housing area, and you have to have a key. I'm moving soon, and hate to give up my key. Thank you for stopping by.

  11. Loved the table and chairs! Great finds. I'd like to find something just like it for my enclosed side porch, to eat lunch out there! Congratulations. Susan

  12. OM Gosh what a wonderful little table! I wish I had a dumpster like that near by! And the chairs are great also. Love your tablescape and so glad you figured out how I was doing Transformed Tuesday now. Thanks so much for entering.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  13. How fun to find something so great in a dumpster, almost inspires me to go dumpster diving but I doubt I would find anything like that in the dumpsters in my neighborhood. Love the lanterns as well. I am a new follower and look forward to keeping up with you!

    Khammany @ http://sweetinspiredhome.blogspot.com/

  14. What an amazing find and in a dumpster! So jealous! Thank you so much for the sweet words you left about my chicken coop coffee table. You two do good work!


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