This morning I took some time out from painting furniture and met my dad for a coffee and a wander amongst the roses at Swanes Nursery at Dural. I captured these photos with my iphone camera. You wouldn't think it is nearly winter.
I then came home and started restoring my old dining table to sell. I bought this table 20 years ago from an antiques shop in Adelaide . It's very beautiful and has served me well but it's a bit small for our family and I've been looking for a new table for several years. The one I really wanted was $4800 which I can't justify so when I won a French oak table with ornate legs at auction on Tuesday for only $100 (an absolute steal) I decided to keep it. I'm very happy!
My old table and a set of 8 chairs that don't go with the table (the chairs don't quite fit comfortably under the table's apron)
and my new one - I'm not keen on the light oak colour so I plan to restain the top dark and paint the apron and legs...eventually. I also bought 3 french oak chairs and then tonight I won 4 similar oak chairs on eBay which I think will match nicely once they are all painted. I'll pick them up tomorrow.