Wednesday, March 25, 2009


If you're a thrifty mama like myself - you gotta go join the party over at Tales from Bloggeritaville hosted by my new friend Leigh. She is one of the SWEETEST people in blogville, and I am so happy to have had the privilege of "meeting" her. Thanks Leigh for hosting this great party! Now go grab a margarita and get your game on! And please don't forget to stop by Leigh's blog to see other great Thrift Store finds from like-minded shoppers!

Now, for those of you who follow my blog, you know I'm a stone's throw from Atlantic City. (And for those Geography buffs out there, I'm also only 15 miles from Philadelphia!). So, the other day my dear friend Missy told me about a local liquidation warehouse that recently bought out all of the furnishings from Caesar's Hotel and Casino! Now, I'm not usually very luck at the slots (don't go very often), BUT I scored big at this warehouse. They had things as far as the eye could see, and most was in mint condition. I ended up leaving with just this console table, which I paid only $20 for and promptly painted black. The best part was, it came with a glass top!

It found a home in my upstairs hallway. Still thinkin' of ways to accessorize - I'm open to suggestions here folks!

What I love most about this piece is that it came straight from Caesar's! How cool is that?! - a true conversation piece.

Ladies - this place had handpainted headboards in every size and style (hand-painted, upholstered, tufted) for $10 a piece! Gorgeous 80" x 80" silk tapestries with 8" of fringe and hardware included for just $35!! - Imagine the number of chairs you could re-upholster with all that fabric! What I really wanted was an armoire that was to die for and only $20 (I could SO see this shabby-chic'ed out). Unfortunately, the seller talked me out of it because it's too heavy to move upstairs (the DH would NOT have been happy about that).

Of course I will be venturing back there just as soon as I can find a friend in the U-Haul business!

That's it for me. Check out my other post on Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch (another very sweet lady!).


Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh, those legs!!!!! That is a gorgeous table, and it looks perfect there. Great paint job!

Keetha said...

I don't know about the accessories, but I do love it at the top of those stairs!!!!

Leigh of said...

HI Kim!
Forst I wanted to say what a charming tablescape! I love it.
But girl! (Jaw open) I LOVE this table! I agree with Kimm- the legs! Holy smokes!
And it has a great story behind it. How cool is that? I love it painted balck, it just makes if pop with class and sophistication. It looks great at the top of the stairs.
Maybe a lamp, onto a stack of books, something like ornamental boxes or a vase, ...the possibilites are endless. I am so envious! WOW!

ANd how SWEET are YOU???? What nice things you had to say about me. YOU, my dear, are just a doll! I appreciate it sooo much!
Thanks for participating!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Beth in NC said...

Ohhhhh, I LOVE that table! You have it in the perfect spot too!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

What an awesome find, Kim! Love that you painted it black and it is perfect at the top of the stairs. You could not have asked for a better piece there! I say on one side Add a tall flower arrangement, you could find simple Forsythia at Michael's and put it in a tall creamy white vase, then on the other side a skinny lamp a couple of picture frames, some hardback get the picture! Looks great and I love that it has history!

Oh yeah, that Leigh is super cool isn't she? I think she is my other soul sister!
Have a great weekend.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

You really scored with that console table and I love the way you painted it black!

Tracy said...

Wow!!! What a great table with such a great story! It's beautiful! I especially love it painted black. = ) Congrats on an awesome treasure!

Lisa Shatzer said...

Love the table. What a find. It looks so good at the top of your staircase.