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.