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Sunday, 29 January 2012

A funny thing happened on the way to the antiques fair...

Smith, a furniture dealer from Newcastle, decided to expand the line of furniture in his store, so he decided to go to Paris to see what he could find.

After arriving in Paris, he visited with some manufacturers and selected a line that he thought would sell well back home.  To celebrate the new acquisition, he decided to visit a small bistro and have a glass of wine.

As he sat enjoying his wine, he noticed that the small place was quite crowded, and that the other chair at his table was the only vacant seat in the house.

Before long, a very beautiful young Parisian girl came to his table; asked him something in French (which Smith couldn't understand); so he motioned to the vacant chair and invited her to sit down.  He tried to speak to her in English, but she did not speak his language. After a couple of minutes of trying to communicate with her, he took a napkin and drew a picture of a wine glass and showed it to her.  She nodded, so he ordered a glass of wine for her.

After sitting together at the table for a while, he took another napkin, and drew a picture of a plate with food on it, and she nodded.
They left the bistro and found a quiet cafe that featured a small group playing romantic music.  They ordered dinner, after which he took another napkin and drew a picture of a couple dancing.  She nodded, and they got up to dance. They danced until the cafe closed and the band was packing up.

Back at their table, the young lady took a napkin and drew a picture of a four-poster bed.  To this day, Smith has no idea how she figured out he was in the furniture business.

On a serious note, the above photograph shows the four poster bed at Graham Smith Antiques which is currently reserved.  For further information please visit our website, Facebook or Twitter.  Our new website will be online in February 2012.

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