As I was driving home, I noticed they'd finished loading the truck. I stopped to say that they could just follow me and then somebody asked if I would like a 6'x3' dining table... um yes please! The woman - who I presumed to be the wife of one of the guys outside - asked me to come and have a look at the table, to make sure I really did want to bring it home... then she offered me the chairs in the top picture (there are 4 altogether. They have matching cushions for the backrests - I will take more pics tomorrow!), plus some bar stools with wicker kind of seats, plus a butler's trolley with drop down sides, plus a couple of mops and a mop bucket, a plant pot and more!
Joe was impressed just with the barbeque, coffee table, vice and cane desk (which I will use for storage in the garage), but when he came inside and saw everything else, he was just as gobsmacked as I had been a couple of hours earlier. Everything needs a bit of TLC, but it's all stuff you can do things with - the coffee table has old brown tiles which I will remove and mosaic with broken bits of old china I have waiting for a home. But all in good time!
Can you believe it?! I will post more photos tomorrow - Sophie is particularly proud of her proper desk (the one with the hutch) and has it set up with teddies, books, drawing materials and more.
Smiles all around!