Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Small Change

Today is Metamorphosis Monday and please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see the other transformations.

Since we've lived at Linderhof for 21 years, metamorphosis don't happen very often. The house, for the most part, (as well as the garden) is where we want it. If we do something, it is often small -- perhaps a new bedspread or new towels for the bathroom.

But this weekend, we did a bigger metamorphosis . . . .
Our breakfast room with a table we found at a flea market the week the room was completed. Husband Jim thought it would work well in the room and home it came.

It was nice, but . . . it was square and took up a bit too much space we thought.

I yearned for a refractory table in oak(that could seat six and perhaps be extended to seat eight) and if there were some rush seated chairs to go along with, so much the better.

But, we happened on an Estate Sale this weekend and for $165 . . .
We found not a refractory table but an English mahogany one. It DOES seat six as is and if you extend the table could seat perhaps eight or even ten (if the chair seats were small).
I like the table in this space much better than the old one. It goes well with the black painted Duncan Phyfe chairs.
And it has a great band around the outside of the table.

It's definitely a keeper although it is not the much wanted oak one. I am very happy with it and am pleased that husband Jim was the one that thought it would be a better table in this space.


Peg said...

Very nice table. I look forward to seeing many beautiful tablescapes on it soon!

Kathleen said...

That is a beautiful table, very classic..
I like the old one too!
And not being a party girl, BARRY stays closed up most of the time, LOL!
But he is handy to keep the beverage area OUT of my kitchen!

Deanna said...

this is gorgeous!!!
You got a beautiful table for a great price.

Southerncook said...

I love your new table Martha. What a great "find". It seems to go perfectly in your room with a view.


Anonymous said...

Very nice. I love the table.



The Blushing Hostess said...

One piece of furniture but a huge effect. I love it. The band is beautiful.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Fabulous table, I love the lines and how beautifully it fits in with your chairs and dining area. Cindy

Unknown said...

Lovely table! Definitely more versatile shape! Thanks for sharing!

Have a great week!


susan said...

You got a deal! I love the deails on the side. It may not be the oak you really want, but I think the dark wood is beautiful!

Kammy said...

I love what you did, You Go Girl !
Hugs, Kammy

Unknown said...

Beautiful table! It look wonderful that room.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very nice table. I really liked the old one as well. Looking forward to seeing it more.


Michelle said...

What a gorgeous table and chairs! Love the wood grain on the exciting!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh, the wood itself is just beautiful! (I know everyone wants to paint things. But I like to see just wood sometimes myself!) And this one is a true beauty!

The Stylish House said...

Your new table is a beauty and I like it against your black chairs. I hope you are having a nice summer.

Tricia said...

Beautiful table and I love your chairs as well!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting me today.

Pondside said...

It looks as though it belongs, and for more than that you really can't ask. I'm imagining all the wonderful dinners that will be served at that table, and I'm sure the conversation is as good as the cuisine!

Marilyn said...

The new table certainly seems to fit the space better, and the oval shape seems to leave more room for the chairs to move in and out. So company may be more comfortable and linger longer! And what a nice room to relax in with guests. Thanks for sharing.

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Beautiful table! It looks perfect for the space, too! You are really going to love have so much seating space...great find!

Joyce said...

Great price for such a pretty table and I really like the detail around the ridge. Looks much nicer then my Pottery Barn DR set for sure:)

Decor To Adore said...

Your table metamorphasis looks great~ well done.

Have a blessed day!

Jo said...

Very nice!...Jo

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

I always love visiting your home. I feel like I was there with you, visiting like old friends.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Nice table! I hope you found a good spot for the other cute table!


Bill said...

Congratulations on your new acquisition! It's very beautiful and offers much greater flexibility than the one it replaced (although I also liked the other one). The price was fantastic, and it looks great in the space!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

I love your new table and the chairs are perfect, so vintage. My Grandma had the same chairs, I only wish we still had them.
I always enjoy your posts.
Take care and have a wonderful day,

Aly Beth said...

Your breakfast table, with the swervy edge, is my favorite!!

Great find!