Bargain: New to me Campaign Table!

I’m so happy it’s thrifting season again! Finding a bargain is one of my greatest joys, because I know what I’m purchasing is usually about one-tenth of the original cost.

Last season one of my $20 unique finds was an antique side table that fold ups. Our friend, Stephen, gave us the history behind these campaign tables, which were used during military campaigns.


I have a new-found appreciation for my bargain, musty-smell and all. It works perfectly as an overflow table for serving pieces and water pitchers.

It’s interesting to share the history behind yard sale finds or bargains at dinner parties! It creates unique conversation, and you never know what you’ll learn!

I’d love to hear about your most recent find? Or, do you have something in mind you’ll be looking for this coming yard sale season?

This post is linked to Rhoda’s Thrifty Treasures, over at Southern Hospitality!

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24 comments on “Bargain: New to me Campaign Table!”

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  2. This table looks similar to one my friend found roadside in Germany on one of our many junking expeditions in the late 90s. It is LOVELY!

  3. I love this piece. Never imagine it can be done so easily. I will try this one.

  4. WOW…what a neat OLD table…thanks for sharing it with all of us! Come by and show it off at my PAR-TAY…hope to see you there:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

  5. Wha all of it, especially the table, it is sublime! I am on the look out for a table to convert to crafting table/desk for my office.

    I headed over from Southern Hospitality’s Thrifty Treasure blog. So glad I stopped by.

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
    .-= the BLAH BLAH BLAHger´s last blog ..Craft Room or Craft STUDIO??? =-.

  7. What a find!!!
    .-= Amy from She Wears Many Hats´s last blog ..What it is? It’s a winner. =-.

  8. Now THAT is a find! Love it, love the ‘history’.

  9. How neat! Love the simple decor on top.
    .-= Jessica @ This Blessed Life´s last blog ..Ballard-Inspired Grass: The $5 Challenge =-.

  10. Sandy, I read your post and was struck with a memory of being back in language training. Our amazing teacher is a card carrying communist (I’m serious) and told us how she thought America had plastic trees before she came. She also told about the things they heard of our yard sales and how aghast they were to hear that we would sell our children’s things on the street!

  11. Nice find! I love the table.
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Yard Sale finds, Fabric Scrap projects and Target haul!! =-.

  12. Cool table…love that there is so much history there. I have done way too much thrifting lately…I have to sort through it to figure out what is my fave piece.
    .-= Holly L´s last blog ..Rethink A Natural High =-.

  13. What a lovely table! The story definitely adds to the charm. My hunting season will start next week and I have been making lists of things to look out for, for weeks now.

  14. I’m looking forward to garage sale season. I haven’t gone looking yet, and I’m getting ready to make a list of things I want to be looking for this year.

  15. That is a great find! The condition of the wood is beautiful! We thrift together as a family…it is like treasure hunting and we never know who is going to score the big treasure!
    Have a great week!
    Wendy
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..Stracciatella =-.

  16. Hi Sandy,

    Love the table! It beats those folding banquet style tables for overflow. Yours definitely has more character! I also love your kitty! Our Simba looks just like yours. He’s actually our second gray and white one. If you are interested, you can see him and his adoption story here… http://cindis.blogspot.com/2008/04/coincidance-or-reincarnation.html
    .-= Cindi´s last blog ..Three Lovely Ladies! =-.

  17. I love your table! It is more fun when you can know the history behind your great finds. Hope you had a good weekend…
    .-= pk @ Room Remix´s last blog ..Sunny Sunday Inspiration – 3 =-.

  18. Came out awesome! I’ll be looking for anything to furnish my (soon to be) step-son’s room for the summer – he’s 8!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Repackaging… =-.

  19. I absolutely love this table! What a wonderful find!

  20. Amost everything in my house has a story. The only brand spanking new pieces I have in my house are my daughters’ beds…those were also given to them by their grandmother, my mother, and there’s even a story behind that. My couch and loveseat, however, would be my thriftiest find…I just happened to be in the right place at the right time…a friend of mine was moving out of her temporary apartment to move home to Jackson and just needed someone to take the 1 year old tapestry set off her hands. I paid her $100 (bc I felt guilty) and moved the furniture myself :)
    .-= Patti Smith´s last blog ..Heaven on Earth =-.

  21. The table is beautiful.

    Looks like your party will be fun, I hope to join you!
    .-= Beth ´s last blog ..Dinosaur Debut =-.

  22. WOW! It’s gorgeous. :) I love that it folds up too. What a great find…who knew a military piece could be so chic? ;) Visiting from Rhoda’s. :)

  23. What a beautiful piece! It looks like it’s in really great condition, too.

  24. Sandy, I love, love your find! That is a very cool table, what a great patina. Thanks for sharing, gf! I’m going to try to join your party soon too.

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