Sunday, August 11, 2013

Temporary Measures

I've had a spot in my living room that has sorely needed a table for a long, looong time.  Every time we have guests over, it drives me mad not having a better place to sit drinks.

I waited and waited for a charming and affordable antique table, but nothing has appeared.  Then I stopped at a yard sale last week (the sign said Furniture, which sounded promising to me) and found this little butterscotch table:

While I'd prefer a good antique, the little pedestal table is the perfect size and scale and is exactly what I envisioned (minus the pedigree and perfect colour) for this spot. It even has little brass feet.  I think it'll be even more perfect when I paint it off-white...

And I love having another spot to create pretty little vignettes!

Have a happy week and sorry for my spotty blog posts (I've been savouring the cool and sunny summer here and I'm planning a very big event I will share soon).

12 comments:

  1. What a cute little table, Terri. I like the shape, and I like the color too. It's unique. Have you considered leaving it as is? I don't know what it looks like in the room, but it looks good next to the white chair. And the colors in the book cover blend beautifully with it. I like the feather in the white bowl also.
    Claudia

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  2. I love the little brass feet and it certainly has a great form which is most important. I don't mind the color but suspect it looks pretty bad with your blues and grays.

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  3. Gosh. That looks terrific. A happy find!

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  4. That's a sweet table. And I noticed the book - La Tartine Gourmande. Love her blog.

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  5. I love the lines of that little cutie. I agree that a coat of paint more suited to your palette is a good idea.

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  6. Very charming! I love the shaped and lipped rim. Is it a tilt-top table? Good luck with your event.
    x Loi

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  7. Hello Terri,

    What a darling table and true find. I love how things can just fall into our lap at the right time. That cookbook is one of my favorites....hope things are going well for you and yours.
    Cheri

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  8. love it terri. I actually think you could get away with the color as is! donna

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  9. Your table find is just lovely. A elegant shape and the colour is very warming! Elizabeth xo

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  10. Hi Terri!

    When we least expect to find it, there it is- I love it and the color, too! Great find!
    xo

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  11. Anonymous6:50 pm

    Hi Terri,
    Love it! Don't change a thing.

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  12. I love it and also think you should leave the color. Everyone has off-white painted things. But butterscotch, it even sounds yummy and plays so well with your antique gold. I would urge you to live with it for awhile as is.

    ps- I am OBSESSED with your blog. Stumbled upon it this morning and cannot tear myself away. Thank you for all the beautiful images.

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