Happy New Year, y’all! I hope everyone enjoyed spending time with their families and friends over Christmas. I had a great time in Dallas with my family and spent NYE at home in Charlotte with some good friends. It was perfect!
Over the weekend, I made some big girl purchases that I’m eager to share with y’all. Kevin discovered a local furniture store and we stopped by on a whim, not expecting to get anything. A truckload later we made it back to the house with our new furniture. Oops…BUT, I have really great reasoning behind each purchase (duh).
The entryway to our home is HUGE. When we viewed the house for the first time, it was staged with furniture to aid with the selling process (y’all know what I mean). The table used in the entry was 90” long (dang!) I knew our petite 30” console wasn’t going to fill the space, so this was a piece I’ve been on the hunt for.
I fell in love with this table at Crate and Barrel, but was hesitant due to the price tag ($1099).
I thought about utilizing a 15% off coupon on several occasions, but never mustered up the guts to get it. I’m glad I didn’t because we found this beauty.
Look familiar? A 71″ long bluestone top console with a pine base and distressed finish. Literally it has the same dimensions, same materials, same everything (except a few minor details) as the table at Crate and Barrel. The best part: it was only $595 – almost half the price of the other table! This goes to show that with a little patience and some digging, you can have beautiful, well-made furniture at an affordable price.
Dining Room Server
Not long ago, we purchased our dining room table from Macy’s. We opted not to get the matching server in hopes of making the space a little more unique. We wanted something brighter since the dining set is a dark stain. I also wanted a piece with clear, glass windows to showcase pretty dishes and china (one day). Again, I’ve seen several I like, but none at the right price point…until now.
$725 for this solid mahogany buffet (compare to this $1050 similar buffet on Wayfair). I love the versatility of this piece! This beauty is technically a kitchen island. Yep, it’s functional from both sides (drawers, cabinets, etc). It can also be used at a TV console, entryway table, or bedroom piece. For now, I’m loving it in our dining room!
A Small Side Table
In the master bedroom, we have a lounge chair that we never use. Actually, it usually gets piled high with pillows and clothes (guilty as charged). I wanted to make the space more functional, so when I saw this side table I knew it would be the perfect piece to turn my piled up chair into a quiet reading nook. It even has a pull out shelf…how cute!
At first, $135 seemed like a lot for a small table, but considering that places like Pier 1 sell similar tables of much lesser quality (like this one) for $100 or more, I decided it was a good deal. I can’t wait to curl up by the window with a good book!
About Bramble furniture
Great quality furniture!! Find a retailer that carries it here. Be warned that the price points at my local store were significantly lower than the retail prices found online. Always do your research! Most pieces can be customized to any color (but may take up to 6 months to receive). We took these pieces right off the showroom floor instead of waiting for a new one to ship. That was just my excitement getting the best of me. Hehe:)
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