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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I ADORE DROP LEAF TABLES...

TABLES...
don't you just love 'em...
I've always LOVED

They are so versatile..and such great SPACE savers...

This is my coffee table with drop leaves on each side.
How fun it is to be able to DROP either or both sides for more
"moving around" room ...
and then to pull the sides  back up to serve GOODIES on the table.
 I've had this wonderful drop leaf  HARVEST dining table for over 45 years..
It was the very first dining table MR. SWEET and I bought after we married.
It served us so well as a dining table...
Now, it has been painted a CHEERY CHERRY RED
and Mr. Sweet made a beautiful hutch top to go over it..
It is PERFECT in our dining room...
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Adding a hutch top to this table really was a great move for us..
Not only do I get to keep the table that I love
but now it is a beautiful piece that adds lots of interest to our dining room...
I JUST LOVE IT....

Thanks so much, Mr. Sweet...
You KNOW how much I have enjoyed this beautiful hutch top you made....

I think THIS table is adorable...
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So................if you're in the market for a new table...
be it a dining table or an occasional table..
think about a drop leaf...
I LOVE 'EM..
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26 comments:

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

I love them too BJ! And you know I have that CSN giveaway, so you could get another drop leaf table!

I LOVE coming here and hearing my Sweet Nothings song...everytime I see you blog I start singing the song.
Hugs,
Penny

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

p.s. your table and hutch look wonderful painted red!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

BJ, I love that red drop leaf table with the added hutch. Your Mr. Sweet sure did a good job of building that. It is just gorgeous. My mom has a very old drop leaf table that she uses behind her sofa. She has had that as far back as I can remember.

La said...

Love the red one.

This summer I attended many estate auctions and a couple of the auctions had a drop leaf table that is round when the leaves are up and when you put them down the table is triangular. I loved them, but did not bid on them. If I see one this next summer, I think I'll bid. La

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful table BJ!!!
I love them!

Kisses and hugs.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I must say BJ I am a big fan of drop leaf tables! I love yours painted red!!

salmagundi said...

I love them, also. I only have two, but would probably buy another if the occasion arose! Love your red table and hutch. Sally

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I am DEFINITELY in agreement on "Drop Leaf Tables"... I have lost track of how many I have and I MUST own a vehicle large enough to carry one home that needs to be adopted... LOVE all yours and WOW that hutch Mr Sweet made you is "To Die For"...
Hugs to you, Donna

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beeeej,
I love them, too!!! I love your olden red one! I have my maple drop leaf tea cart. I love it!!!
Xoxo

Sweetladyelaine said...

Your husband is so talented! Love drop leaf tables....yours are very pretty. thank you for sharing.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a great idea BJ! I'm lovin' it, so pretty and functional! You've gained so much space between the two-enjoy:@)

Diann @ the thrifty Groove said...

Oh, I so agree! I love drop leaf tables! I have two of them and adore both of them!

Deserae said...

Love the table with hutch added to the top...very clever! I am a fan of drop leaf table too and have a couple of my own :o)
~Des

nancy said...

My mom have two drop leaf tables. One coffe and the end tables. I always like it and its make the room much bigger. I love the charry table and hutch too.
Have a good week.
Nancy

Julie Harward said...

He made that one? Awesome! I have an old one..it is kind of green/tourquoise mix color..it looks like someone used it for canning...I just love it too. I also love your red one and the hutch over it os perfect, I so agree! ;D

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Your table is pretty but the hutch he made is adorable.......I really like it. Trish

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

The one you began and ended with is my fave!!!

We ate all our non company meals at a little drop leaf table when I was growing up. My dad still has it in his kitchen.

Theresa said...

I love drop leaf tables too! I only have one but it is precious! I love your red one:) Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

What a beauty you have and that hutch is gorgeous. Could he drop by my house and whip something up, ha!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Kathleen Grace said...

I never realized your gorgeous hutch was a drop leaf, what a great idea for serving! I love drop leaf tables too, but I don't have a single one in my little house.

Chicken Wrangler said...

Those tables are pretty handy, for sure. I don't own one, but grandma used to have several of them!!!

Mary said...

Oh yes, I have two drop leaf tables -- one in the dining room and one in the kitchen. I LOVE your red table and that beautiful hutch filled with lovely dishes. lol And Mr. Sweet is so talented!

Shelia said...

Morning, BJness! Oh, I love these drop leaf tables too! I have a Duncan Phyfe one and just love it too. I really love your coffee table.
Your Mr. Sweet is so wonderful! I love your hutch top he made for you and the color! Oh, how I love it! I just love seeing your most lovely home, BJ!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen said...

I do too! I love your coffee table.
I am always looking at tables with drop leaves. But I think dh would DROP if I bought another table!

Mimi said...

I love your table painted red and the beautiful hutch Mr. Sweet made. Aren't you lucky to have such a handyman? I, too, have a drop leaf coffee table and an antique drop leaf tea cart.

Life on the Edge said...

Aha, I know what this post is about! You're going to get something else real good from CSN!

When I first started out on my own, my parents gave me one of their old tables, and it was a drop leaf. I loved it so much because it was perfect all folded up for just my daughter and I, but it would stretch halfway across my living room when I had the leaves up and another added in the middle! I'd probably still have it today if my ex hadn't ruined it in a move when he took it all apart. It never slid together right after that.

Kady
Life on the Edge