I have a new obsession…..very old farmhouse tables, it’s totally my friend Catherines’ fault. She bought her massive one from an ad in our local newspaper for £15 and it’s just stunning it can seat at least 12 people!. My love of farmhouse tables isn’t exactly new though, when we were teenagers my friend Sarah at Ginger and All Things Nice had the best ever old farmhouse table in her Mum’s kitchen and I utterly adored it.
So when Paul started talking about getting a new dining room table (mine was a 1940’s ‘temporary’ £5 car boot find about 13 years ago) I started thinking practicalities. My old table as much as I love it, isn’t that useful anymore. You can only get two people round it comfortably as the middle legs are difficult to sit round and now Miss L has long legs it’s time to get a table with legs in the corners. But I will find it a new life out in my new garden project (to be revealed soon!)
We’ve been looking for a *new* table for a while and I can’t find any I like and I’ve realised that what I don’t like about them is that they are well…..new. They don’t have any soul, and I can imagine what would happen if Miss L got paint/glue/glitter/pen on a brand new shiny, very expensive table. Frankly I can’t live with that level of stress, furniture is there for you – not the other way round! I did find one at an antiques barn locally but by the time I got back with Paul to show him, it was gone.
Having looked online second hand they are really expensive, so I’m going to have to keep and eye on the local barns to find my perfect table – wish me luck!