We often think of being patient and/or persistent when it comes to locating a specific item. It can be trawling secondhand shops or even looking for a vary particular item brand-new.
However, I have discovered that patience and allowing things to take their course can apply in equal measure when trying to sell or give something away. Somewhere, sometime there will be somebody for whom your treasure will be just perfect. It is simply a matter of finding them.
A case in point is this dressing table. We bought it several years ago with a view to restoring it but plans and needs changed and we needed to find a new home for it.
The mirror attaches to the back of the dressing table and the mirror is absolutely stunning – almost a metre in diameter with a beautiful pie crust edge.
The interior of the cupboards features a central shelf on one side and 4 drawers on the other.
I listed it over 2 months ago on several local Buy, Swap, Sell groups on Facebook. Despite a few enquiries it failed to be sold. A couple of weeks ago I decided to try Gumtree and was feeling a bit despondent as there did not seem to be any interest.
Yesterday I received an enquiry about the Gumtree advertisement from people who live in an adjacent locality in our semi-rural area. They arranged to collect it at 10am this morning.
I held my breath as I cannot remember the countless times that promising sales or giveaways have failed to eventuate.
As arranged the purchasers arrived with a trailer at the appointed time and were absolutely delighted with the dressing table which they plan to put to good use as they fit out their newly-acquired home.
I was really pleased to see this go to a good home and know that it will be appreciated.