If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m a fanatic when it comes to cool junk. Once I find out that an estate sale has photos posted on their website, I’m there looking for the item I will seek out upon getting inside the estate sale’s doors. This week’s gotta-have find was this super cool yellow bistro table that was at Sale by Nick’s estate sale:
The first part of my “research” was to find out where the set was located. The photo above was all I had to go by. I could tell it was on a covered porch, but where? Was it on the front, back, or side of the house? I figured out that the set would be on the front porch by looking at satellite images on Google Maps. 🙂 I was able to match up the trees in the top, left-hand side of the photo with trees in the neighbor’s yard to confirm the set was on the front porch. Yes, I’m a nerd.
Next was to decide what time to get to the sale to make sure that I could get the set. I knew that if anyone else showed up early they could snatch the price tag off the set and it would be theirs. I decided to get there at 7:30AM so I could be first in line when the doors opened at 8:00AM. Of course I left late and rolled up at around 7:40 to a small group of people already waiting at the door! Thank goodness they were dealers who had their eyes on the stuff that was inside!
At 8:00, when everyone else rushed inside, I stepped over and removed the price tag from the table to claim it as mine. I’m glad it was in the price range I had decided on, because I had my mind set on buying it!
After loading it into my truck I started wondering about the age and maker of the set. I finally found a logo underneath the tabletop that read “Woodard”. Little did I know that this would end up being a great find!
Woodard wrought-iron furniture is built by hand and is very solid. It is super expensive too. Sellers all over the Internet have this set with four chairs priced anywhere from $500-$1200. Made me feel better for paying full price. 🙂 I never found out the age of the set, but my guess is it’s from the 50’s-60’s.
I had completely decided I would bring this set home and keep it until I started thinking about the fun Spring display I could create at Jenifer’s Antiques. This always happens when I find cool furniture! My poor house has hum-drum furniture and I take all the good stuff to my booths to show it off!
So I took the set to Jenifer’s on Friday during my lunch break. I ran out of time to dress the bistro table and chairs up to their potential, but I had fun with the time I had.
I really couldn’t decide if I wanted to go with Spring pastels or funky bright colors. I finally settled with a Spring display since I had lots of things with pastel colors. If I would have had more time I would have gone with a color scheme that was maybe 2-3 main colors so it would be easier on the eyes. I think it’ll do for now, though. Here’s a close-up:
Another fun find at Sale by Nick was the small brown Camark pitcher. It matches the Camark mold behind it in every way except for its size!
Of course I had to add a few cute birds to the Spring mix. The Goebel sparrows up front and center look almost lifelike!
I had a lot of fun hunting down this bistro table and decking it out at Jenifer’s. Who knows what I’ll be hunting down next!