A Marriage!

Hubby and I went to a fabulous flea market about three hours from our home. It is in Bloomington, IL and it called, Third Sunday Market!

We have been before and I even did a post on it the first time we went. You can see that HERE.

This time, as our house fills up, and we don't want to be called the H word...Hoarder's. We kept our purchases to a minimum. I know it doesn't sound like fun, but it is fun to see all the 'stuff' and be very selective on what we bought.

Case in point... 

While walking along, I spotted this stool base as you see it here. My first thought was to paint it then cut a top for it. Though it was short, but not too short, it could also be a small table. I thought it had great lines...the kind I love.

I have many, too many, stools in my life because I love to transform them as you can see HERE.
And HERE for a more recent post on a stool transformation. 

So I purchased this and hubby kindly took it to the pickup so we wouldn't have to carry it around.

Then as luck would have it, I spotted this oval tray that looked like it could fit. But remember, the stool was already in the pickup and it was just not in either of us to run and get it. So I took a chance and purchased the tray as you see it here.

When we got ready to leave, I asked Hubby to take the base out of the pickup so I could try the tray on for size. I knew that I couldn't wait the three hour drive home to find out if my instincts were correct.
An almost perfect fit. I didn't do anything to either piece yet and so far like them as they are...A Marriage made by luck!

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  1. What a fabulous find. I love it and the tray is totally perfect. Hugs, Marty

  2. A match made in heaven!! Beautiful!

  3. Don't you love it when these things happen? Love it together! Happy Easter!

  4. Sympatico! Lucky finds and the finished look is lovely. (Visiting from Creative Bloggers' Party.)

    Gloria, New End Studio

  5. I LOVE it/them, and the story! That just goes to show that you were the matchmaker that was meant to get these 2 together!

  6. Great find! You've turned it into a lovely addition to your home! Great job! Thanks for sharing it at the Rock N Share! Blessings, D

  7. Wow, it makes such a cute table ~ I love its pretty lines too!

  8. So cleaver Terry! So beautiful!

  9. The table is just sooo great!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!


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