Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Desperately Seeking a Side Table

If you remember my mentioning the new-to-me chairs I got (that the cats like to rule from, erm, sit on), well I now have a new problem: I need a small table to go between them (to hold a small lamp and someone's drink if they sit there and have a drink, etc., or in case the cats decide that the chair's not good enough at the moment). Problem is, I have a very specific need ... and a desired want. It can't really be less than 22 inches, or taller than 26, and about 12-15 inches wide. I know. It's a tight space. What I'd love to have ... is a classic pedestal table, like this one:

(This one I found online at

Problem is ... I don't want to pay much for it. I'm frugal ... and poor, but I need a table. (The one at Target is $80.) I've been searching some thrift shops, but not quite found what I want. I tried some antique shops, and while a few things caught my eye, they're still more than I want to spend. It doesn't have to be black, that's easily changed. I just want a cute, wood, side table with some country, classic lines. Is that too much to ask?! (Frankly, I wouldn't want to pay more than $30. Maybe if I don't find something at thrift stores, it might go on clearance at Target some day. And Craigslist has NOT been helpful. Le sigh.)

SO, any of my friends, if you wanted to buy me something, then ....? Hehehe... kidding. But if anyone close to me comes across something similar for cheap, let me know. Seriously!


Claudia September 2, 2009 at 10:21 PM  

Good luck! If I find one, I'll let you know. I have spent the last two years looking for the perfect table for our foyer. I have yet to find anything that I like, let alone fits my budget concept!

Allie September 8, 2009 at 1:15 PM  

There is a place called CCA or something like that, its a thrift store up in The Colony... I think.. its off of main/josey, they are said to have lots of furniture. So basically get on Josey in Carrolton going north, drive for flippin ever (once you go under 121 it becomes Main street) keep going and it will on the right hand side, if you reach little elm you have gone too far..... just a thought:D

Gabby September 8, 2009 at 2:30 PM  

Thanks, Allie! There's a CCA near my mom's in Lewisville and they have lots of furniture too. I don't know why the ones around here don't, but I'll have to check it out one day. (There's another one in North Dallas, near Love Field called the St. Paul de Vincent which also has nice stuff, but it can be a little bit of a drive.)

Christine September 16, 2009 at 9:48 AM  

RYC: I always forget about the Halloween special. I remember reminding myself last year, but then forgetting. Have you ever watched the full seven hours? We are seriously considering getting a DVR. Our cable deal ends next month. If we can't renew digital cable for an equally good price, we'll just go with normal cable and get the DVR.

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