Sunday, September 19, 2010

We're Obsessed: Wheat Sheaf

Wheat Sheaf Table

If a coffee table reduces you to lying on the floor for hours at a time just so you can check out its sheaf-y, golden, sexiness... then maybe it's not such a good coffee table. But for better or worse, that's all we've been able to do at Casa STUDY. It all started with a Craigslist search last week for a "gold sheaf table" and next thing we knew, Andrew and I were road-tripping it up to Madison just so we could pick up a decades-old grain-inspired piece of coffee table perfection.


Wheat Sheaf Table

DING! What more can I say? I am smitten.

Wheat Sheaf Table

Wheat Sheaf Table

Our seller was a very kind contractor from greater-Madison who is in the process of selling off his mother's estate. He described the table as having, "sat in [his mom's] living room for years, but it was never used." A lot of "thank you's" and $150 dollars later, this leggy beauty was ours.

Wheat Sheaf Table

Wheat Sheaf Table

Wheat Sheaf Table

Lady Sheafy's in good company too since Coco Chanel and her Rue Cambon apartment were a huge contributor to this table's notoriety.

Coco Chanels Apartment
via Chanel

Chanel's famous love for wheat and it's good luck properties were also the inspiration for Karl Lagerfeld's 2010 Spring/Summer collection for Chanel (see: lots o' embroidered wheat on jackets).


chanel wheat jacket
via Chanel

What's also great about picking up a Craigslist find 150 miles from home is that you also have a great excuse for an early-Fall road trip. Golden sheaf table in tow, the Wisconsin capitol was our second destination:

Madison, Wisconsin Road Trip

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Madison, Wisconsin State Capitol

Madison, Wisconsin State Capitol Elevation

Madison, Wisconsin State Capitol

At the end of the day my peculiar need to visit state capitols was sated - along with our need for a shiny new coffee table - and all was right with universe/wheat-coffee-table-seekers.

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