Friday, October 21, 2011

Finally Found It!

What is it you say???  It is a victorian buffet for my dining room!!!!  I have been searching for at least 15 years for a walnut victorian buffet that was in my price range and unfortunately, all the ones that I liked, well... they weren't.  So last Friday DH and I decided to go preview the furniture that was going to be at an auction on Saturday and low and behold there was a buffet.

I felt my heart going pitty pat and the auctioneer came over and was showing it to me and I asked how much do you think this will bring?  He said not under $2000!!  My heart dropped like a rock.  Waaaayyy more than I wanted to pay.  I said I wanted to pay less than $1000 and he just laughed and said no way would I get that buffet for less than $1000.

But Saturday morning we decided to head over to the auction anyway.  We were very surprised that there wasn't very many people there, but there wasn't a whole lot for sell, mostly all furniture.

The buffet was item number 97 on the list and as I watched the items being sold before it, I was surprised to see that they weren't bringing near as much money as I thought or the auctioneer thought.  As a matter of fact I bought a couple other things before the buffet even came up.

Finally, the buffet came up on the block and I could hear my heart pounding in my ears!!! "Up next is a Victorian Buffet from the early 1800's, solid walnut" What's the bid??   $100, 200, 300, 400, 500 that was by bid... going once, going twice,.... people you aren't looking here cried the auctioneer!  SOLD!!!!  I got my buffet for $500!!!  The auctioneer just looked at me and shook his head and smiled.  I was so excited I practically jumped for joy.

It fits perfectly in my dining room!   See those bottom doors?  You push them and they are like Lazy Susans... 
 Look how the doors swivel!

The detail on the back is just gorgeous!
You can't imagine how happy I am to have finally found the buffet that I have been wanting for much less than I ever expected to pay!  I am so looking forward to decorating it for Christmas!  And don't hve to wait too much longer to do that, do I?
Hope everyone has a marvelous weekend!


Happy@Home said...

How exciting to find the piece you have been wanting so long and at such a fabulous price!! It is beautiful. The lazy susan doors are really neat.
Congratulations on your great find.

Vee said...

Oh how wonderful! It was meant to be. Sadly, in this economy, there are many stories like this one, but I think yours is an especially sweet story about getting what you had longed for for so long. It looks as if it is beautifully made.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really is a wonderful piece of furniture! Something that will last! And it's just what you wanted...and needed! ♥

Mountain Mama said...

Beautiful!! I love Victorian furnishing too. Congratulations.

Leann said...

Hi Linda

Your fish hatchery photo reminds me of when we used to take ours sons to our local fish hatchery - they loved going.

What a fun trip - the restaurant looks like Cabela's store.

Enjoy your new piece - a Vee mentioned it was meant to be.

thanks for your visit!

lvroftiques said...

Yay!! I'm so happy for you! It was obviously meant to be yours *winks* Vanna