Tuesday, June 8, 2010

HorganS Table

I took the plunge and sold my black sideboard this week. I am not feeling regretful over this decision as, for a long while now, I have felt that it dominated the small space that is our formal lounge, and now I am looking forward to "the hunt" of finding a replacement.




In the meantime I did find something to fill the space temporarily.
I was op. shopping last week with a friend and spied these gorgeous iron curves peeking out from under a monstrous, untidy pile of quilts, duvets, blankets and other linens. My heart did a little skip as I circled like a hawk looking for a price tag (all the while keeping my cool, so as not to attract the attention of other treasure seekers). There it was...$120. I approached an assistant to tell her I would like to take the table only to be told that it was not for sale but was being used for display purposes only. My heart sank a little. I mentioned the price tag and took her over to show her (apparently proof was needed). The store manager was called over..".no, not for sale any longer, why?, do you want to buy it?" "um, yes please" SOLD.

Isn't she gorgeous. I love her curves and timber top. She's a great size and I am beginning to think she may have found a permanent abode.



This is the label on her underside...I'm not great with Brand names but I think this is a goody...any designers or people "in the know" that per-chance may browse this post, could you please comment and fill me in on HorganS.






I'm thinking that I may give her top a paint-wash but will live with her for a while and see what she thinks.
What a cutie!



What you see below is the contents of the black sideboard, stacked to the side of the room as I am now a little short on storage....ebay, here I come :o)




37 comments:

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi Ange. What a great find. You're right about HorganS being quite a reputable brand. They are one of the leaders in supplying beautiful European homewares.
Good luck with your eBay hunting!
Kristine
xx

Kerri said...

Nice score Ange! Looks great, gotta love a bargain like that. Happy ebaying! K xx

brismod said...

Wow Ange, you're beginning to be quite the op shop queen with your purchases. A great find which will look fab in your home.x

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful table. And you got an incredible deal from the looks of it!

xoxo
Jane

Jenny said...

Hi Ange, great find. Horgans is a wholesaler of lovely items/homewares and furniture. I think you have done well.

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Oooh! Very nice Ange! Love it! Sounds like a great deal to me! So glad you were able to buy it after all!

Big Hugs ~ Teresa

Creamy White said...

Ange, you ALWAYS impress me with you fabulous finds! And one more time, you did it, girl!
Love it!
Have a sunny week!
Hugs,
Li :-)

Kristen said...

You so made me laugh when you said, "all the while keeping my cool, so as not to attract the attention of other treasure seekers." I did that today when I went shopping! The last thing you want to do is give someone else your great idea and have it snatched right up when you turn your back...I should know, cause it's happened to me! haha Great pieces once again! Well done. Can't wait to see what she "says" to you once she's been living under your roof for awhile!

Sandy's Place said...

Hi Ange love your table - Horgans is a great brand of homewares. Good score - Love it.
Sandy x

Kristopher K Design said...

I laughed when I read "...and spied these gorgeous iron curves,"
- what is it about iron - it always manages to draw my instant attention too.
I like the idea of adding a colour wash to give the top a soft antique finish - happy e-baying, cheers Kris :)

Tina said...

Gorgeous table Ange! Great eyes to spy it under a pile of other things! I have a few Horgans things in our home, all great quality homewares. Enjoy your lovely new treasure. ~ Tina x

McCarthy Designs said...

What a great table Deb! Isn't it lucky you persevered and double checked with the sales lady? I love the scrolled legs and I think it will look great with a white washed top. xx

Anna said...

Oh Ange..if I lived in your neck of the woods I would have whipped that sideboard up...that is exactly what I am looking for as a tv unit...darnit!! Love the new purchase...very unique indeed! x

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

What an awesome story! I love when things like that happen to us treasure hunters. That sideboard is beautiful - if you lived close i would have had to steal that from you long ago!!

Jane (aka the girl in the brick house) said...

Definitely a good find - well done!

Restyled Vintage said...

Cool table! I googled and found this http://www.decorationdesign.com.au/blog/spotlight-on/Horgans-Family-finesse

Trish said...

Awesome find, I can only imagine the fun you will have styling your new treasure. Well done!!

Alaina said...

Ange I am torn. I do like your new scroll piece and I can't wait to see what you do with it after it talks to you.

BUT that black piece oh I am in love with it. That is the kind of signature black piece I like to have in my home. I had one too but alas I sold it. I guess I am looking for that perfect piece again.

Have a great week.

Alison said...

Ange what a great piece, such gorgeous curves
Alison

Sergio Caçador said...

wow! amazing furniture!

MelsRosePlace said...

I love it too, fabulous find. gosh i havent done any home shopping for soooo long. Horgans have a website and some beautiful things...

http://www.horgans.com.au/
Mel xx

Ann said...

Nothing like a bargain - well done. Nothing like an ebay clear out too! A x

Blue Artichoke Interiors said...

Thanks for popping by my blog and following along. I'm returning the favor. You're definitely a girl after my own heart and I love your blog too. I think your new table is quite the score. I just rearranged the furniture in my living room yesterday and it is screaming for a sofa table. Good for me! I also loved the black sideboard you sold, so beautiful. I look forward to reading your posts! Susie

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Ange, i'm surprised Sandy has not come around with her paint brushes already...she must be itching to see that top with a bit of a washed look...ha ha. I am too I must add. I think some paint on the top would just make this little treasure sing...Hope you have a lovely weekend cheers Katherine

laura said...

What a beautiful table ange; what an awesome find! I also think it would look beautiful with the top whitewashed.. I am having problems with my husband every time I paint something white. He hates it!! Do others have the same issue? He works offshore, so I have to wait for him to go then get out the paintbrushes!!
Hope you have a great weekend
Lauraxx, summerhouse

A Room For Everyone said...

It's lovely, what a find! I do love the black sideboard too..! Rachaelxx

Kerry said...

That girl certainly has got a classy set of legs on her! I'll look forward to seeing what you may or may not do with her, and all the best for the storage search. You sound like you have good luck with great finds so I'm sure it won't be much of a problem!

Lila said...

I love me a good find! I loved your black side table, but the new one has great potential! Good choice!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

Struggler said...

Stunning legs! I'm glad she's found a loving new home.

Kellie Collis said...

Bargain what a find! Hope you have a lovely week! x

Paper Tree Design said...

Love that table. What a good find! Can't wait to see what you do with it. I really liked your old sideboard but I know what you mean when a piece can dominate. Michelle

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

What a gorgeous table! Great find...

Jess said...

What a brilliant find! The curves are so elegant.

Jen T said...

The new table is beautiful and I admire you for being able to let your black sideboard go...I'm bad about keeping everything! JenT

The Zhush said...

Adore your new table! Good luck with your ebay search!

AK-Magnolia House said...

I love that you were brave enough to give up your side board. Although it was a great table now you are going to have fun finding a replacement!
akmagnoliahouse.com
AK xx

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