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Sunday, June 14, 2009

TODAY'S THRIFTY TREASURES


This is my first
TODAY'S THRIFTY TREASURES...
Thanks to our gracious host, RHODA !!
Drop by her pretty place and see what she is showing today...
then visit the others on the list....
THANKS so much for coming by my place.
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I have blogged about this table before....
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I didn't BUY this vintage, Singer sewing machine base...
it belonged to my mother.
I am not sure if she had it when I was a little girl
or if she bought it 'somewhere along the way'.
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I am totally in love with MACKENZIE-CHILDS

and I really wanted a black and white table, using this base...
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and along came MR. SWEET with a supply of
BLACK and WHITE tile and .....
made my dream come true...
*sigh
It didn't take the grands long to learn that it would make a
TERRIFIC checker board....
playing with poker chips....:O)
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LOTS of fun times have been had at this little black and white table....

42 comments:

ellen b said...

That is just fabulous bj!! I love it! Have a great week!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....wow, girl, I love it!!! This is such a fabulous table and it works so well in the room. I hope you enjoy it for many, many years.

Hugs, Barb

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very nice! Someone else has a machine base table posted today. I have one also and have really enjoyed using it.

Cathy said...

Ooohhh...you know I love it!!! What a great piece for a MC lover!!! Wonderful!!!

XOXO
Cathy

Melissa Marie said...

How creative!! I love the black and white tile...what an awesome idea!

~~Carol~~ said...

I LOVE tables made from sewing machines, and yours is the prettiest I have ever seen!

Rhonda said...

AWESOME....What a great find and idea! Love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen Grace said...

My grandmother taught me to sew on an old treadle machine like this when I was a yourng girl:>) Wish I had her old machine now, cause I could make it into one of these rockin tables! I love what you did with it BJ, and I am totally in love with Makenzie Childs too!

Dixie said...

I love it! pretty... practical... and even the grands love it... how great is that!

Becky said...

LUV the table!

Shelia said...

Dear BJness! I love this table! Love the old sewing machine base and the black and white tiles are wonderful. I was just thinking how my Grandpa would have love it! He played checkers with his little friends on his front porch and this table is perfect~
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

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

I LOVE this table.....
xo
Penny

Cathy said...

BJ...of course that would be fine with me!!! You are such a sweetheart!!! Thank you for your kind words!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

This is just awesome BJ...you could have done met monday also with this great table...Love I am loving your new pic of me on your porch swing...I only hope I look that good at your age..I'm only 5 years behind you...May you have a great day my Dear friend....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kammy said...

Love it ! Great idea and so sturdy I bet !
Hugs !~ Kammy

Barb said...

THAT IS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!

Think i will go join in on this.=0)
Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Jadehollow said...

BJ I love it !!! I found one this weekend and posted about it this week also. I'm going to put a granite top on mine.. Yours looks like a ton of fun for the kids.
Debbie

Smilingsal said...

I learned to sew on a Singer treadle machine.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What an fabulously chic table! You clever girl! Mackenzie-Childs has so many lovely things.

Happy week!

Tina

The Tattered Cottage said...

Your table is gorgeous!! Someone else found a singer base also and I think she is going to put granite on the top.
Toni

Beverly said...

That Mr. Sweets is a true keeper. Your table is just perfect.

And, so are those cute grands. ;-)

squawmama said...

Hey girlfriend... LOVE the table... That is my kind of deal... Beautiful & practical... I bet the kids do have fun playing checkers on it and no need to worry... They just can't hurt it. Have a super duper day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

The Raggedy Girl said...

BJ:

I have actually found some time this morning and thought I would visit a few of my favorite blogs.

I have been so busy but I really miss keeping up with everyone's posts.

I think of it as having a neighborhood of good friends.

Black and White are my new favorite colors and this project is really inspired. I love how nice your tile work looks and how cute that it became a real game table.

Have a Wonderful Week!
The Raggedy Girl

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

BJ! I just love your table, it is so cute and adorable AND totally unique. Great idea to use the old Singer base. I have my grandma's old Singer & treasure it.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

What a fun table. An opportunity to take something your mom had, put that husband to work, and end up with something fab. Happy thrifty Monday.

Christie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! The table you posted about here is amazing! It's awesome to have something that belonged to your mother in your home, especially when you can change it to add your own bit of flair.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this BJ. We had an old sewing machine base and had a top made for it, for the farm kitchen. The kitchen was U shaped and teeny tiny. The table worked perfectly. When we moved, we gave the table to a friend.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That is so freakin cute! I love it! I love that the Grandkids are using it to play checkers even more!

Manuela

Melissa Miller said...

BJ that is the cutest table ever!
Happy Summer! :)

Rebecca said...

Thank you for visiting my humble Bloggie, BJ! I'm sorry you can't get the Follow This Blog thingy to work. I'll see if I can follow yours and let you know what I find out. It might just be down!

Love the table by the way...right up my alley! :)

Your words about your momma's sewing machine made me cry. :) A good cry, tho!

Blessings to you and thanks for visiting! I entered your name in the drawing for the sachet. I hope you'll be able to follow as that will give you another entry! Whooo Hooo!

xoRebecca

Betty said...

I love your table and its sentimental value, past and future!

Rebecca said...

I just tried to follow your Blog and the system must be down or something... :( I'll try again later!

Where in W. Texas do you live? I lived in Kermit when my daddy pastored a church there in the late 70's. Also, my sister's Father-in-law pastored a church in Odessa in the early 80's!

xoRebecca

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Hmmm...I thought I left a comment last night but I sure don't see it. :(

I think it is absolutely wonderful that you have taken something special like your mother's sewing machine base and turned it into something that is making memories for your grandkids. I just know that years from now they are going to have great memories of sitting at that table and playing checkers at Memaw's house. :)

salmagundi said...

Great post! The table is perfect. Checkers are so great for the little ones - easy enough, yet logic skill building. Sally

santamaker said...

What a great idea for your singer base! I love it! I have a base as well that I'm using as a sofa table, but it may just have to reincarnate some time as a porch table with tiles like yours. I just love it.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello BJ!

The table is wonderful, I love it!:o) Wishing you a beautiful week!

Smiles...

Beverly

Brenda Eason said...

I love it. you are so talented!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How fabulous that table turned out! And what fun to be able to play checkers on it! laurie

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I remember when your hubby made this table for you! I thought it was incredible then and still do. It turned out fabulous!

Kady

dec0r8or said...

I love that old sewing machine bottom! My grandmother had one of those--I wonder if it's still hidden in an attic somewhere....hmmm....

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'm glad I got a chance to come visit YOU too! :)

Debbie said...

What an absolute great table. I love it. Debbie

Sue said...

What a cute little table you have fashioned from the treadle base! The b/w tile is so classic- you had a fun idea and ran w/it....
:-) Sue