Welcome to my crazy life! I love to refinish and re create on a dime. Join me in this adventure creating beautiful in your home. I live in South Western Ontario, am married to the most amazing man (he has to be amazing to put up with all the "junk" I bring home) Together we have 4 GREAT adult kids, one daughter in law ( I couldn't have asked for a better woman for our son) and I'm Oma to the cutest and brightest little boy. Yes I'm biased!
As you can see by my last couple of posts I went to my first town wide yard sale of the season over the weekend.
After unloading everything, organizing and doing some emailing with clients, calling two of my boys (I have two boys who share a birthday, which happened to be Sat) I grabbed my hubby and we headed out for dinner across the border. After all, the next day was my hubby's birthday. That's right, half our family's birthdays are done in two days time.
On our way home we took the scenic route..something we often do.
Always on the lookout for interesting things left on the side of the road. You would be surprised how many people do that. Often things are not worth stopping for, broken kitchen counters or toilets etc. I can't count the number of couches with and without torn pillows I've seen sitting there waiting for someone to rescue them or the garbage man to haul them away.
Oh that's not helping me get through my story is it?
On the way home we passed a pile of things on the side of the road...a futon, some pillows and something laying on the ground..looked like bed springs or something but the colour was interesting...so I asked hubby to please turn around and have a look.
I hopped out and knew instantly that it was some sort of fold up bed. I didn't mess around but asked him to help me load it up in the truck.
Believe me when I tell you this sucker is heavy. There is no way I could have loaded it on my own. Even with the two of us it was a bit of a struggle. We are not weak people!
After taking this pic we folded it up and put it away, and carried on with our evening. I measured the width and then went home.
It wasn't until last night that I finally was able to sit down and do a bit of research on it.
Turns out this is called a campaign bed because it was taken along with solders during the civil war!
ALL of the ones I've seen on the net were 30 inches wide, with no casters (which is not surprising as they often fall off) Mine is 47 inches wide and has all it's casters and is in GREAT shape.
So I decided to contact a few auction houses to see what they had to say. This could get interesting since Sotheby's have contacted me twice about it today.
Stay tuned. It could mean nothing...but it's could get interesting :)