Sunday, May 2, 2010

A THRIFTY TREASURE AND A TABLETOP

I'm linking up with Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
for the Thrifty Treasures Monday party. 


This little table is one of those we found a week ago at a yard sale for $7.50.  It did need a little work such as replacing some missing molding and a new finish. 
The wood of this table is beautiful plus it has some wonderful details; such as the inlaid wood on the drawer, the pretty pedestal, and the rosettes on the feet.


I'm also linking to Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
for her Tuesday Tabletop party.
My parents were married in 1937, and on the table are three of their wedding gifts.  The lamp was a gift from friends who owned the local furniture store, and the picture in the background was from one of my mother's college professors.  The little pitcher holding the lilacs is part of a china coffee service that my Dad's parents and brother gave them. 
Please check out Rhoda's and Marty's blogs by clicking on their blog names above to see who else is partying along.

18 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sally! I love that beautiful table! And what a great bargain! How sweet to have your parents' wedding gifts on display! Love the pitcher! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hey there! I truly do have a "thing" for sweet little tables ~~ LIKE YOURS! It is fabulous in many ways. Love the wood and all the detail. How lucky you are to have those wedding gifts from your parents'!

Great post!
Donna

Lori said...

what a great bargain that little table was. way to go.

Niece said...

Love, love that table! Awesome find!

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, what a lovely table! So romantic looking and what a gorgeous tabletop you've set! That lamp is so pretty! The little coffee server for a vase if just so lovely too! You do have the most wonderful things with stories! I love that! Hope you've had a great weekend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary Ellen said...

Oh Sally how blessed you are the Bob loves to make furniture beautiful! I have a house full of thrift and garage sale furniture that I keep saying "one day when I have time, I am going to redo that!" He does such a fantastic job!!! I hope you give him lots of hugs and kisses for his hard work!!!!

bee blessed
mary

Grannys Attic said...

Love the table and how sweet to make it so special with your Mother and Daddy's wedding gifts. Blessings, Vicky

The Little Red Shop said...

Wow, $7.50? That table is gorgeous!

Have a beautiful week!

: )

Julie M.

PAT said...

The table is beautiful, Sally. I love how you accessoried it with special memorabilia.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What a deal on that table - it is beautiful! Linda

Mimi said...

Fantastic deal on the table. I love how you have used special pieces to accessorize it...your lilacs are beautiful!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love that table...very quaint...and you decorated it beautifully!

xinex said...

Sally, you scored big time on that table. It's gorgeous!...Christine

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Great deal and definately a beautiful table. You lucky duck!~! why dont I find stuff like that..
enjoy~!!
Sonny

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, the table is just gorgeous, what a beautiful find. Love the detail of it. I love the idea of putting your family heirlooms on display in such a beautiful way. It is a lovely vignette. Love the lamp, vase and the picture. Putting the vase on the books gives the whole arrangement even more character. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party. This is just lovely. Hugs, Marty

nannykim said...

What a steal on the table. I love what you have done with it. How precious to have things from your parents to display on it! Great idea.

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bj said...

I love the pretty table..I REALLY love that you have these treasures from your mom and dad's wedding.
They married the year I was born...my birthday is the last day of December...:)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Sally, I cannot believe you got that gorgeous table at that price! It is stunning! laurie