Linda was watching the shop while I was moving the sorting room with Ingrid and Julie and Nathalie (lovingly dubbed by Minivan Mafia sisters). We wrapped up our move round about 1:30, and after some errands I headed home to grab lunch.
Linda called. She said, "What're you doing?" Excitedly ignoring my reply that I was eating lunch, she continued, "You need to come over to the shop. There's something you need to see."
I put my lunch on the bookcase, picked up the dog, and over we went.
Linda greeted us with a Vanna White-ish gesture, drawing our eyes to the couch and this:
Yes! A book table! What every bookshop needs (and its beat up in such a way as to make it perfect here in a used setting).
So you're wondering how it got here, right? Well, that's the magic part, dear Reader.
A nice lady that Linda'd never seen before came in to get a card, and when she was checking out she said, "You know, I have something out in my car that you might like to have." She told Linda that the table was slated for a future at Goodwill. Linda took one look and happily accepted the woman's kind offer.
It's perfect for the space: perfect footprint, perfect height, perfect colors. The detailing throughout is awesome, like the indentation of the "pages" along the sides:
We're in love with it - and we're so grateful. Thank you, Nice Lady, for giving us your wonderful table and for buying a card.
Happy Christmas, indeed! - Jen
P.S. We've all been digging the She and Him Christmas album this season. Here they are with Conan, having a little holiday fun with one of the classics: