Monday, February 8, 2016

Checkers Table

Y'all, I work for the best people.  My job is a small job, and I call it play because I so enjoy doing it. I merchandise/decorate for an antique place (The Antique Barn in Gallatin Gateway, MT) and I only work a few hours a week.  

While at work each week, I have been eyeing this awesome checkers table in another dealer's booth.
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It reminds me of the checkers table that my grandparents had in their upstairs hallway landing in their old farmhouse.  

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Today, when I went to work and conducted my customary "walkabout", where I walk around the store and see what needs cleaning up, I found a sold, pick-up Monday sign on the table.  I was sad until I also saw a card with my name on it taped to the table.  My bosses bought the table for me!! I am so touched--it is good to be appreciated, isn't it?
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The table is perfect sitting here on my gallery wall.
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I know, I need one more row of checkers to play--it is missing two black ones, but I have a couple old ones to replace the missing one with.
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I love that it is handmade, the different colors of wood on the top, the checker pieces, and the crackle on the board.
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I will probably sand, rough up the legs some--I think the dealer painted/added these.  But, I love it--love the memories of my grandparents' home, love the sweet gesture of my great employers!

4 comments:

  1. How thoughtful! I love the gameboard...the table looks great where you put it!

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  2. This is such a wonderful table. It looks great on sitting by your gallery wall. You have some very thoughtful bosses.

    xo Dianne

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  3. What a lovely surprise! Your bosses are really sweet, Becky. It seems to be the perfect work place.

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  4. how thoughtful! What a nice place to work.

    love your new checkers table.

    gail

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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