Posting this one here primarily for Jill, who doesn't have a facebook account!
I'm moving into an apartment nearer the city in a week or so (time to move the cocktail cabinet away from my friend's house...she's already missing it...).
My ever-generous mother announced she was giving me a bed as a housewarming gift.
After a day of looking at new beds, I intimated I thought antique & vintage beds were better in terms of price and quality. So we went the rounds of the antique shops. I dithered over Second Empire, turn of the century Belle Epoque, Federation, etc etc. Didn't dare dream I'd find what I *really* wanted.
And then, half an hour before closing time, we found it. There it was, in the window of one of the shops...
French Art Deco. With attached (but detachable) marble topped bedside tables.
It was love. Total infatuation. And before we could ask about it, they had a phone call from a woman who had been driving past and who saw it as well, asking for measurements (I feel almost sorry for her if she comes back tomorrow, thinking "no one is going to buy it at 5.30 pm on a Sunday evening....").
I haven't been able to get a good photo of it, as it was in the window and there was so much other furniture around...this doesn't do it justice. Can't wait until it's set up in the room! With some lovely art deco lamps on the tables. That's the current quest!