Sometimes you know what you want. Way before it fits into your life. Such is the case with our new love.
About a year ago we went to Groningen for the weekend. One of the things we saw there was a table. We totally fell in love with it but clearly did not have a house to match it. It was large it was sturdy and it combined wood with Stainless Steel. So much what we like.
We even liked it so much that we even tried to sell it to a friend of ours. He’d recently purchased an apartment and knowing the lay out we decided it would be perfect for him. Unfortunately he did not bite.
So what do you do? Simple, you buy a house that fits around the table. Whilst looking on line for the table we found an even nicer one, the Gulliver. So SO called the manufacturers to see if we could buy direct or if there were any outlets near us, as going to Groningen to purchase a table was just not on the cards for us. The manufacturer told us that if we’d purchase in the next two weeks we’d have it before Christmas. Talk about a marketing tool!. Off we went.
We went to a place called Metz. SO knew where it was ……………… sort of. He knew where the street was. However he had not counted on the fact that there was an old part and a new part of the street, both being rather on the longish side. After what seemed like a long hike (it always is when you are looking to find something) we had to make a phonecall to ensure we were on the right track We were on the right track, just another 40 houses down the road really. This of course also brings up the question; ‘how did we cope without mobile phones?’
When we found the place we asked for the Gulliver; There it was; in the woodtone (nut, usually dark walnut). The size in the shop was 2.60m by 1.20m That obviously was a bit too large for us. We settled on 2.40m by 1.00m That is enough for us. It will seat 3 on each side comfortably and there is enough room for two at each head. So I think SO and I will sit at each head, after all it is a table essentially for two. It will be a huge difference form our current 1.40m by 0.80m.
Of course we need chairs with it, but we did not manage to buy them yet. We tried a few but my favourite was not quite it for SO and vice versa. One we could both agree on looked awful with the table. So we will have another look at that later. At least we will have the table that we had in mind when we bought the house.
Oh yes we also bought a chair for in the lounge area. We’d seen it in the street at somebodies place an just loved it. So when we found it at Metz we immediately bought it. The neighbour has it in yellow, we will have it in blue. The neighbour involved does have good taste, wish I could say the same about manners :-), but I still would like to say thanks for the idea.