Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Over the weekend...



We upgraded our dining room buffet.


I went to an estate sale late on Sunday and it was one of the few pieces left.


I got it half price.


I paid $125


The gentleman who was holding the sale told me that to replace it today it would cost around $4,000!


 I love it!
It is much more elegant than what we had.
I love it's neo-classical design and how long and narrow it's proportions are.  It has completely opened up our dining space and is the perfect complement to our McGuire glass top dining table.


I forgot to show you photos of the gorgeous gray marble inserts on the top!



Originally we purchased our Thomasville dining room set which was comprised of a table, 3 leaves, a buffet and 6 chairs at a garage sale.  We've used it for the last 15 years or so.  Several years ago we bought our McGuire table off craigslist, so slowly but surely we've been upgrading our dining room furniture.


Next up... new chairs!
I'm in no rush though... the best things come when you're not looking. 


Don't forget to check IL TUO TESORO for your next treasure!





24 comments:

cassandra @ coco+kelley said...

what a find!! it's PERFECT! and i love your collection of coral too :)

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I had to go to Rate My Space to see what your old dining room buffet looked like. I liked it a lot and I bet you can use it somewhere else in the house but yes...this new one is so you. And you have to have a big one for all those sea fans and coral! I love your sense of style so much. Why don't you just paint those dining room chairs black and recover the seats in something fabulous....a red or black chinese influenced toile or something? Gosh I love how decadent that sideboard looks with all that coral on top. You are a girl after my own heart...to hell with practicality...lets just do what looks fabulous! You want to put food on my buffet? China? I don't think so... that is where my big coral collection goes...thank you.....

Al said...

That buffet is just beautiful! What a fantastic find, you really snagged a bargain on that piece. I love your coral collection, and the gorgeous Asian wall hanging above it. It all works so well together.

la Brocanteuse said...

Love it all! wow! hugs from Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

Privet and Holly said...

I am in a simplifying mood,
until I see something like this!!
Beautiful.
xx Suzanne

Acquired Objects said...

Beautiful buffet and only $125, great buy!Congrats on your new/old piece.

Tricia Rose said...

WOW Terri - and the overscale coral on it is just brilliant, and the panel behind - it's so you!

Olive Cooper said...

That is my kind of estate sale...one half off of a valuable piece. It looks splendid with that coral blasting out all over it!

The enchanted home said...

Wow that is amazing...it is truly gorgeous..at any price but getting it for 125 is astounding! I also love the room and your exquisite coral collection..its a very elegant and rich looking space! Congrats.....

pretty pink tulips said...

Terri....it is FANTABULOUS!!!!!!! An absolute steal.....it looks stunning the way you styled it!!!!

xoxo elizabeth

Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations on an incredible deal! The piece is gorgeous and I love the marble. Yay!!

XO,
Jane

Madina Aryeh said...

This piece is exquisite!

designchic said...

$125.00 - that's crazy!! What a great find and I adore the way you have accessorized it ~

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Terri, the buffet is stunning! I also love all your shells and coral. Beautiful. I am intrigued with the art on the wall...tell us. You absolutely amaze me with the treasures you find. I miss you. We should talk soon. Sending you much love my sweet friend. XO

Town and Country Gals said...

Wow! It is absolutely gorgeous and what a great deal! It is truely amazing what you can find sometimes! The shells and coral are fabulous!
Rebecca

Jacque Ferreira said...

The buffet is beautiful, but your coral collection is what got my attention WOW! I have been collecting a few pieces over the past few years and your display has inspired me! Always enjoy your post ~ Jacque

lisa golightly said...

To say you SCORED is an understatement ! Doesn't it feel good ? Congratulations on aquiring this absolutely gorgeous piece. Couldn't have gone to a more deserving person !

XO,
Lisa

ArchitectDesign™ said...

are you kidding me? thats gorgeous - for $125! WOW! i'm So jealous!

swedecollection said...

Therese, Wow, what a steal! Is there a maker's label inside? It looks very high end. I would guess more like $7,000. You are one lucky girl! Also, can you post on the hanging screen that is on the wall behind it? Looks interesting.
Summer for Swede

La Dolfina said...

I just had to comment on the price I paid for this buffet, believe me, I was as shocked as the rest of you! The moral of the story is... go late on the last day of an estate sale and you never know what will be left! The guy told me that it was the best piece at the sale and even at the full asking price of $250, people still passed it by all weekend. Go figure... I guess it was meant for me :)
Thank you all so much for your kind comments and I'm so happy you all love my coral, sea fan, and sea sponge collection as much as I do :)
I really appreciate you all taking the time to leave me comments!

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Sandy (Soto) Bryan said...

What a perfect fit, my friend. I cant wait to come over and play again. I so miss you. xoxox.

quintessence said...

That is a totally ridiculous price - lucky you!! It is beautiful and looks fabulous in your space!!

Paul Gervais de Bédée said...

Here in Italy you couldn't even buy the marble for that price! I'd like to go shopping with you—is it your eye or your eyes?