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Monday, May 25, 2009

MY VINTAGE DINING TABLE...

THANKS to DIANE for hosting another
2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY
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When Mr. Sweet and I decided to convert our garage to
a much needed dining room (remember, I think that was my
first 2ND TIME AROUND posting)
we knew we needed a TABLE....a LONG table
since we have (now) 17 precious people in our immediate family...
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We STAY on a budget...a Social Security budget
so ......
I went THRIFTING...
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I found this amazing 8 1/2 foot long dining table that
sits 10 comfortably and 12 in a pinch....
having the rounded corners allows to sit more people around the table...
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This beauty was so well cared for...not a scratch nor a ding...
NOW...
NOT wanting 10 0r 12 chairs around...
Mr. Sweet built 2 long benches that will hold 3 on each one....
(or 4 little bottoms :O)
I painted these in BLUE and WHITE....
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The cabinet that Mr. Sweet made, there in the background,
matches the table and chairs...which is a lucky thing
on my part...I just happened to choose the right stain when he finished it...
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There were only 4 arm chairs that came with the table...
Instead of searching for more to match, I prefer to use
two wicker arm chairs at the ends, when needed...
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i am actually keeping my eyes open for a darling
little loveseat to add to one side...
(like TINA'S at CHERRY HILL COTTAGE....SHHHHH, DON'T tell her...she already feels like I am STALKING her cottage !!)
The blue and white large rug was a LUCKY garage sale find that belonged to a friend
of Beautiful Daughter's...
she CUT ME A DEAL on it, too !!
a $600.00 rug, in PERFECT condition for......$25.00
THANK YOU SO MUCH, JANET....
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Looking into the dining room from the kitchen, thru the pass-thru...
I ALWAYS use tableclothes...
I just love them !!

38 comments:

marty39 said...

What a lucky find. I love large tables. I have one that is round but has 4 leaves and I can also seat 12. I think they are the greatest. You can just add however many leaves you need. Your dining room is just gorgeous. I love all of the beautiful furniture and accessories. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

Betty said...

What a beautiful table and the rug...what a deal. I love tablecloths too!

kari and kijsa said...

A very blessed Memorial Day to you! Beautiful post!!

kari& kijsa

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

BJ...what a treasure...love the length of your table! I also love that you have a fireplace in your dining room...would love that!!! How cool that Mr. Sweet made that piece for your dining room. And what an amazing deal on your beautiful rug! It was meant for your room...it's perfect! I love tablecloths, too! :-) Susan

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful table! I need a table like that! We have a table that seats 6. But our dining room would not fit a larger table. Actually I need your dining room!
xoxo
Penny

Stacey said...

I just love to see pictures of that room. Your table is pretty. The wood is gorgeous!

Chandy said...

I used to have an oak that could seat up to eight but since we're in an apt. no can keep so we gave it to our next door neighbor's mom who's always wanted an oak table with a leaf!

Great finds, BJ! Love the table and the rug!

Adrienne said...

Hi BJ -
I always love to see your beautiful dining room. And I only wish mine was the size of yours - it would be nice. Mine is very small but my table is nearly like yours. The base of yours is different but the color, shape and style are the same. Great minds think alike, they say. Thank you for sharing your wonderful room with us again. You found a great deal and I love the idea of benches. I have eight chairs to deal with, for which I'm thankful, but it's hard to store the extras when it's just the two of us. Your sweety is so talented. He can come to my house and build things any time he wants to bring you and come visit!
~Adrienne~

Angelika said...

I love it I love it!!!

Like you, I am always on a look-out. I needed to do my livingroom and had been dreaming of a fireplace surround (I don't have a fire place in my tine apartment, so a surround will at least mark the area.) I managed to get a beautiful one in perfect condition from Ebay for (UK) £18. I later found out that it is a gunuine, original Art Deco surround worth £400-500. Also I managed to find two lovely cream leather arm chairs for £5 (!!!) for both of them.

If you're interested to have a look, I think there are pictures of the fire-surround on the Christmas decoration blog (tags).

Love reading your blog!!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Lucky you to find such a wonderful table. Mr. Sweet did a wonderful job on that cabinet too. WOW. I bet you love this table even more when it's filled with family. ;) Your dining room looks great!!!
♥ Teresa

Southern Lady said...

What a beautiful table, BJ. Isn't it nice to have room for all your family and not be crowded. I'm sure there have been lots of good memories recalled and made around that table ... and in that pretty room.

Beverly said...

BJ, you are such a good shopper. I love your table, and I know so much love gathers round it.

Thank you for sharing.

Denise said...

Your table is perfect! I love the blue rug, what a thrifty find!

XXDenise

Christy said...

Very nice table!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ,
Love your big table. I think it's great to have a table big enough for everyone to eat together!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around.
:) Diane

KayC. said...

Beautiful table. I love when you can fit family around the table! It looks great and so does your dining room.

Deb said...

What a great find!

The Raggedy Girl said...

Your dining room is just lovely and I love the idea of the benches. The little blue cabinet is darling.

The Raggedy Girl

Shelia said...

Morning, Ms. B. Jness! Oh, I love your big table and how beautiful it is! Your Mr. Sweet is amazing! That cabinet he built is wonderful! Oh, I wish Mr. Precious had some of those skills, but alas, nope he don't! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Diane said...

This table so much reminds me of the table Momma and Daddy had and now is owned by my sister. It was a darker stain, more of a walnut color, but this exact style, and yes could seat 12 on any given Sunday afternoon or special occasion! Wonderful find and I LOVE your dining room! Thanks for sharing with us!

Many hugs.........

Diane

Linda's Blue Gate said...

You and MR. Sweet made such a lovely space for your family get together..... I have to move my table at an angle to fit 12....
Silly.... of course I am glad you added a bobache to your fork chandy...... it really was My Romantic Home Cindy's idea to do that ...
HUgs
Linda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your table is beautiful, BJ! I love a big ol' table, like that. I like to use tablecloths too.

Allidink said...

What a great idea using the benches instead of chairs! Love the table how lucky to find it! I think tablecloths are lovely also! They make a table setting that much nicer and elegant :)

All the best,
Allison

Chris said...

Hey Girlfriend, remember me? I just dropped by for a minute to see what you have been up to lately. I miss having coffee with ya every morning but someday I might be able to to that again.
Love your table and rug, what a deal. I love bargins like that too.

Love Ya,
Chris

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

It looks wonderful! What a great deal on that rug!

Susie Q said...

A gorgeous table! i wish i could fit one like it in our space...such a blessings to have loved ones to be in all those seats too!
Love,
Sue

Judi said...

BJ
YOu did so well with the table. Its a large one and it does go so well with the cabinet also. Now you can sit everyone around without a problem. Good find! Don't you just love when that happens.
have a lovely day
Judi

Smilingsal said...

Beautiful solution so that you can have valuable family time.

The package came. Can you see me? I'm doing a happy dance!

Melissa Wertz said...

It is a wonderful treasure and a bargain.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....I love your table and your entire kitchen is soooo charming. I love it. Bet some great cooking goes on in there!

Hugs, Barb

Kathleen Grace said...

Your dining room is one of my favorite spots BJ! Seeing the way you cook it's probably one of your family's favorite spots too:>)

Barb said...

Hi bj,

What incredible finds. I'd love to shop with you.

hugs,
Barb

Donna Longenecker said...

Hi BJ,
What a great table! It's nice you can fit so many around it. I know you must love having big dinners.

Enjoy your week!
Hugs,
Donna

glimpse of my world said...

Adorable darling!! Just fabulous! Hugs to you!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love that table, BJ! It's very handsome!

XO,

Sheila :-)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is such a wonderful space, and that table is perfect for it! That rug is gorgeous-what a deal! laurie

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Love the table...smart idea to use benches.

Renee

Libby Murphy said...

You lucky girl, you must be living right. I love the table. We have one in our breakfast room that is similar and has several leaves to extend and it's so much fun to all be around one table, don't you think! Our table belonged to my grandmother - she bought it in 1902and the memories with it are priceless.
Happy Twirls,
PS Stawberries are cute cute cute!