Friday, 8 April 2011

Tabular


Our vintage trestle table has cheered me up no end in the last day or so. I'm sure it's helped to banish my sore throat and cough. About time too - arriving uninvited and staying around for two weeks is just rude if you ask
me. 

I drank my first cuppa sitting at it this morning. It felt very good in the sunshine.

Yesterday the first meal was eaten around it. The girls and I (and a small friend) had made a kind of mini cafe, complete with lighted lantern.



Apparently it was made in the fifties. I like to think it was used in a village hall, although its seen some decorating action too - there are splashes of paint here and there.

The surface is so worn and smooth. At first I thought I might paint it but the wood grain is too lovely.


































It's a good table. We're hoping for fun times round it this Spring and summer.

Edited to add: Another thing that's perked me up is firing and polishing this commissioned rose pendant just now - a present for a thirtieth birthday.

33 comments:

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Lovely post and what sweet little girls. So happy you are feeling better. Sore throats and colds are nasty in the spring. Hope you continue to enjoy the warmth. Love the rose pendant! xoRobin❤

noknittedknickers said...

Love the table. That worn wood feel is so special. And the pendant is just lovely. Glad to hear you're feeling better. C.

a mermaids purse said...

such a beautiful picture- you have set a magical scene- how lovely that table is for summer -Alfresco dining ;0)x its lovely having something old and treasured and wondering the history set around its smooth surface and splashed paint- adds lots to the charm i think- Enjoy ;0)x

Jenny said...

LOVE your table, and all it's character ;) how nice for you all to be able to sit and eat outside, today has been the most gorgeous day for it! Jenny x

pebbledash said...

A lovely table indeed! I can picture many a summery meal there. Glad you're feeling better. Happy weekend!

dottycookie said...

Gorgeous roses, and very glad the sun and picnics are seeing off the germies!

Did we set a date for next week in the end?

Ali said...

Your bunting be-decked garden and glorious table are making me smile. Isn't the sunshine sublime. There's nowhere as nice as a sunny day in spring in England.

Su said...

It's a lovely table, just right for such pretty girls to sit around. Lets hope for many more warm days for eating outside in.

Cottage Garden said...

That's a great table Emma and all the better for the little imperfections:-) I think it will be the setting for many a lovely summertime meal! Love your bunting and your garden is looking very pretty.

Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Jeanne
x

Dragonfly said...

Don't paint it! It's just gorgeous and I love your imagined history. Plenty of cake has adorned it, perhaps?

by Teresa said...

Lovely scene of little girls having a tea party in the sun on a vintage wood table. Thanks for sharing!!

Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely pendant Emma - and your sunny garden is a pleasure to see. x

periwinkle said...

oh no you can't paint that gorgeous wood.There are so many blog photos of beautiful gardens and outsideness at the minute I've got a serious envy going on !!

Miriam Weaver said...

It's a lovely table, it's probably been used for many birthdays, weddings, fetes and family celebrations in the village hall, And lots more special family occasions to come. Your girls look as though they are enjoying it already, hope we have a long hot summer so you get plenty of use.

Lynn said...

Such a heavenly setting! And it's always nice to catch a glimpse of the beach hut...

(Feel better soon.)

Magic Bean said...

Great table.
Fab bunting.
Tidy garden.
Big mug of tea.
Gorgeous girls.
What a perfect way to sttart the Easter hols. Hope the sun lasts. It's making everyone SO happy. Ax

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Wishing you many happy times around your lovely table!
Beautiful pendant too. :)
Happy weekend,
Vivienne x

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Emma -- that new pendant is just beautiful, as always! Your table looks so pretty too -- I'll bet there will be some wonderful memories to be had around it this summer. In this day of paint everything that's not moving, it's nice to see someone have a fine appreciation for pretty wood!

Gina said...

Pleased you are feeling better. Lovely rose pendant.

The Coffee Lady said...

So glad you're out in the sunshine. Your garden looks utterly lovely.

Menopausal musing said...

Oh, look at those three little ladies...............
:O))))))))))))))))))))

Lina said...

Your garden is beautiful. Such a romantic English scene in these posts, beautiful flowers and teacups!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Lovely table and such a pretty cup too X

Tabiboo said...

Eating al fresco - could it get any better for this time of the year? Love your tressel table, it looks absolutely perfect.

Happy weekend and glad you're on the mend.

Nina xxx

Madelief said...

What a sweet photo of your daughters and their friends sitting outside!

The rose pendant is beautiful!

Happy weekend & lieve groet,

Madelief x

mrspao said...

Your garden looks idyllic. I love the trestle table - it is wonderful!

The cup and necklace are both also very gorgeous.

French Knots said...

You just couldn't recreate the feel and look of years of use could you, perfect. Many more meals outside to enjoy this spring I'm sure!

faith76 said...

Beautiful Garden x Leah x

andamento said...

I always enjoy to see photos of your garden, it's so pretty.
Love both the trestle table and the rose pendant (and the garden!)

Naturally Carol said...

It's high time that awful lurgy left you alone! I love your beautiful cup on the new wooden table in your lovely spring garden. The roses are great too.

Rhiannon said...

What is it about pictures of gardens in summer that is so heartwarming and happymaking? I'm sure I'll never know, but those certainly made me smile

kristina said...

A very lucky birthday girl!

And such a wonderful addition to the garden. I was just thinking we really do need a table and benches on the allotment for weekends like this one!

K x

thingsandstuff said...

We had one just like that at our old house! I loved it, in the summer we'd sit out and eat brekkie at it...might have to find a smaller one for my teeny back yard now! I love your blog by the way, such beautiful photography....have followed you :) x