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.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A New Table

I used to love "Show and Tell" at grade school. For I love to share. It's so much fun to join Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

I've been moving things around a bit at Linderhof and decided that I needed a new table to go beside a leather chair in the sunroom. Not a big table for the sunroom isn't big. But an antique table (of course!). And either mahogany or walnut -- I'm not really an oak person.

Sometimes it takes a looong time to find just the right piece at just the right price. But not for this little table -- and I found it right here in my little town on the prairie!!!

Going downtown last week, there in the window of one of the antique shops was this dear little table. . .

It's Victorian (dating between 1850 and 1870), it's walnut and has a great grain on the top. It's a two drawer Victorian work table with great turning on the pedastal. And it's perfect for beside one of the leather chairs in the sunroom.

On top -- an old bouillotte lamp (from the estate of a Kansas City Judge) and a small silver tray with a decanter of brandy and two wee glasses. Handy for a nightcap.

I love my new table and I love the fact that the search was short.

I also love Show and Tell and so glad to be joining Cindy this Friday.


On Crooked Creek said...

I'm so glad you were able to find the table in your "Hometown on the Prairie"! It appears to be a "perfect fit" for the area. Have a wonderful weekend!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh what a great piece! very unusual, like the fact it is slim but has a drawer. It is fun when u find what u want!

Southerncook said...

Your new table is beautiful.


xinex said...

Oh I love the table, Martha. It's really beautiful. Love the wood too...Christine

......Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

You have a great eye. The table is stunning. One can always tell a quality piece like yours. And the lamp, LOVE IT! So many of the blogs feature items from the big box stores - the Made in China look. It is refreshing to see your post with a truly beautiful and quality piece. Thank you!

acorn hollow said...

It looks perfect and what a cozy spot to have a night cap. It looks like you love books like I love books. sit relax and enjoy

Pondside said...

That is a PERFECT table - you could hunt for a very long time for it, but found it right at home - perfect!

Lydia said...

If your taste in tables is how a person should be judged- you rate an A+.

D.B. said...

Martha, this is perfect! Beautiful, I'm happy it found it's way to Linderhof!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I love your new table! What a great score!
I've been looking for one just like that forever...we need another small table for next to our bed, for the hubby's side!