Friday, November 20, 2009


Hello, hello!

Yesterday I got my new, old kitchen table! We have an antique shop here in our town and although for the most part I don't purchase from it, (tad expensive), every now and then the guy will give me a good deal on an item I inquire about.

I went in a few weeks ago and asked him... "Corky, I need a round, oak table for my kitchen. It has to be sturdy enough to be able to kneed dough on it, do you have one?" Then we proceeded to haggle away at a price. We finally came to an agreement and he showed me what he had. Then they cleaned it up (you should see his shop! LOADS of stuff EVERYWHERE! Some in great condition and others in need of some serious love. The one he showed me needed some lovin'. And boy did they give it that cuz it looks wonderful now! Anyhow, it is now in my kitchen looking totally smashing!

So now.... I'm in the market for some new chairs. But for now, I'll just recover the two that I have and hopefully I'll find two more somewhere soon. Hmmmm, I think I may stain the chairs a little darker as well.

Fun, fun, fun! I just love my new old table! ;-)


chellebelle said...

Oh!! That is the kind of table I dream of! I love old furniture like that, but I avoid it for now as I have growing (wrestling) boys and fear for any good piece in my house, I have John's Grandmothers old sewing table that I use and love, but I won't refinish it until children are grown!! I cannot wait to see what you do with the chairs! (maybe an old fashioned tapistry type material?)

insanely crafty said...

Love it very pretty. I love old things they are so much better then new things!

Pam said...

Oh, it's beautiful!

chellebelle said...

Hey Joan! you can knit that sweater! If you can learn to fence, learn to play the violin, care for children, teaching them to love generously, then you too can knit.. take that sweater to your local knit shop... this week! and have someone help you with those shoulders, then check out Elizabeth Zimmermans' books, she is no longer with us, but she will teach you all of the world of knitting, you will never look back.. If I were there with you I would bring my yarn over and we would knit away.. also, there is a book called "The Sweater Workshop" that will have you making the strangest piece that is for nothing but the learning process..I cannot wait to see your finished sweater!!!

corinnea said...

That is a gorgeous table!!! It is perrfectly you. Can't wait to see your tabelcloth adorning it!!!!! Are you kiddos there yet? Post pics!