Today I sold my beautiful Ercol coffee table and despite having my initial reservations, and good friends proclaiming NOOOO! You’re crazy! on my sale posts on Facebook, I am now utterly delighted, let me tell you why.
I have a thing for beautiful furniture, have you noticed? But at the same time I do not have a bottomless bank account, this is something I have spoken about in a previous blog post, last year, Baskets full of money. I also do not have endless space to furnish with my finds.
Changing my frame of mind over the years has helped me to be more pragnatic when it comes to my belongings. I am by no means sensible when it comes to buying things, I love the thrill of the hunt, the anticipation waiting for it to arrive, styling it in my home once it does, sharing with you lovely lot. But equally I see nothing wrong with having some fun with an item, a new style, a different room set up, but eventually deciding it isn’t a lifer.
My beautiful Ercol Windsor 454 coffee/supper table was hunted down on eBay, it’s arrival via a courier was eagerly and a little anxiously awaited and it’s safe journey to our home was celebrated by 2 little budding artists.
I bought it with the intention of it becoming an art table for the girls, having wanted one for a fair while, but the trouble with children is they just won’t stop growing! I knew it wouldn’t last them long, so it became an unplanned coffee table in the entension.
I loved it here because I loved the table, but the space it used up has bothered me slightly since the day it arrived.
The thing with ‘space’ is that we feel we should fill it, it can be this nagging feeling in a room, making you question whether something is missing. But I’ve come to the realisation that we didn’t have the extension built simply to fill it with nice furniture, I wanted space.
So it’s sold and I’m so excited because I’ve made someone else very happy, as they now get to give this lovely piece of design a new home and with the money I have from the sale I can pay for the concrete to be delivered for our new patio. I’m moving the money forward, into something that will give me far greater pleasure than just a nice looking place to put a cup of tea and a magazine, I’m going to get to step out into the garden bare foot, potter and create healthier more uplifting habits and hobbies for myself and really all this has been made possible from one piece of furniture. When you look at it like that it’s really no loss at all is it?
Happy hump day lovelies x
You can read lots more about the extension in this comprehensive post I wrote a few months back..