The coffee table set of my dreams! (Oh yeah, and a new couch too)

So, one of the great benefits of being a vintage dealer for a living is that I can trade out furniture and we’ve been doing a lot of that lately.  Today I’m going to show you what is happening in our living room.  First, we got our first ever real adult couch!  Meaning, non vintage, brand-new, costing more than our mortgage.  Although we loved the other set, especially that peacock blue color, we found we really needed more seating space in this room, and thought a proper sectional would fit the bill perfectly.  Thanks to Thrive Furniture and their Taylor L shaped sectional we got something we feel fits into our vintage home perfectly and gives us the space and comfort we wanted.  Plus, their Lucky Turquoise color was almost the same color as our old set!  Now our living room is such a cozy nest, perfect for curling up in front of the fireplace and watching movies.

But the real story of today is the totally amaze-balls coffee table set we picked up today.  Mr. Crafter went to the vintage store across the street from mine while I was restocking and spied something he knew I’d love.  He dragged me over there and it was ours in less than 10 minutes.  I’ve never seen anything like it – it’s 2 coffee tables and 2 end tables with German Black Forest carved scenes under glass, just like my Alpine Chalet collection!  It’s super hard to photograph because of the glass, so excuse the terrible pictures and try to see past the glare to the amazing beauty of these pieces.

This is the round coffee table.  There is a string underneath that if you pull it plays a song and the water wheel turns.  That part needs a little work – I’m hoping my local clock shop can get it working correctly.

This is the rectangular coffee table.  It’s hard to appreciate the depth and intricacy because of the glare unfortunately.

Then there are 2 bi-level end tables too.  Aren’t they amazing?  Seriously, I’ve never seen anything like them.  I love them so much.  Yes, they are kitschy as heck, but that’s totally my bag!  We’ll never have a stereotypically perfect mid century home, but being surrounded by crewel pillows, Alpine chalets, and Mr. Crafter’s found art pieces makes me indescribably happy and comfortable.  And that’s what home is supposed to feel like, right?

14 thoughts on “The coffee table set of my dreams! (Oh yeah, and a new couch too)

  1. I saw the Thrive website the other day and like that they are eco-friendly…plus, they have cool designs/colors on their furniture. I really like the turquoise sofa that looks like the Jetsons.

  2. wow! i’ve never seen anything like those tables! i think the best part is the moving water wheel! i love that someone made a table with a little treat like that. and your new couch is really beautiful. i love the thrive furniture. someday when we have less animals I want to get one of theirs.

  3. Unbelievable!!! The tables and the couch!!!

    Really…just fantabulous!

    I wanna come over. Can’t you have a bloggers coffee party? We’ll all wear 50s dresses and smoke!

  4. So much fabulousness!! Head. exploding.

    And you’re reminding me that I need to contact the guy who I found online ages ago that does custom retro-looking feet for modern sofas. Our ‘adult’ sofa is from IKEA and crazy comfy, not -too- shabby in the retro department (nowhere near is perfect as yours), but will be vastly improved with new feet that make it look a bit more mid-century!

  5. Those really have to be the COOLEST tables EVER; I can see why you are so excited about them! And i hope you can get the mill-wheel to work on the one table; funny, when I looked at it I thought “Wouldn’t it be cool if that mill-wheel actually turned?’ and then I read on..and there it was: the wheel DID turn!

  6. Do you know anything about the tables? I have a similar set and have never been able to find out much about them other than they were from the black forest. Mine don’t have any kind of markings or labels.

    • Hi Michelle! I don’t know much about them either, honestly. Mine also don’t have any markings. All I know is they’re AWESOME!

  7. I have similar tables and lamps that my mother purchased when we lived in Germany in the early 1960’s. They are in excellent condition. There is a coffee table, 2 end tables and 2 lamps. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please let me know. The carving is very intricate.

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