Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Antique Table Thrift Score

 I have been on the hunt for a side table to sit next to my antique Windsor rocking chair that has been passed down through my family.  While perusing my favorite thrift store I was surprised to find this beauty.  As soon as I saw the carved flower medallion on the leg from across the room I high tailed it over there to get a closer look.
 Just look at the dental detailing on this piece and the beautiful wood grain showing through.  Yes, she has has some flaws and shows some wear and tear, but don't we all? ;)
 I simply fell in love!  She is so pretty and needed a home where she would be cherished.  She is the perfect companion for my rocking chair. 
I tried to get a picture of her label but it came out blurry, sorry about that.  She was made by the Imperial Furniture Company of Grand Rapids Michigan.  The owner of that company claims to have come up with the idea for the coffee table. :)  The company was founded in the early 1900's.  My research shows that this piece is most likely from the 1920's or 30's.  Further research shows that similar pieces start their value at $100 and go up from there.  

So how much did I pay?  $14.98  Yes, you read that right!  Right after I put it aside and had them hold it for me at the store while I continued to shop another lady who runs a resale store wanted to buy it and kept trying to get the saleslady to sell it to her.  She was shameless and kept offering to double and even triple the price they were asking.  My wonderful friendly saleslady just kept saying no, it was already set aside for another customer.  I just love that store and the friendly staff there and I love my new treasure!


  1. So, Debbie.....what is your favorite thrift store? I love the Hope one next to Zips in Moscow.

    1. I also love the Hope thrift store but my favorite is Palouse Treasures behind Dismore's in Pullman. The staff there knows us well! I also love that the proceeds go towards training the handicapped in our communities in different job skills...something very close to my heart.


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