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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Guest Suite desk…

I’m in love with a craigslist find my husband and I snatched up this past weekend.  A gorgeous drop leaf table that is over One Hundred Fifty years old.  I wish I knew more history of about it, but I can assure you – it has found a forever home here at Fishtail Cottage. 
It will be a perfect ‘desk’ for our guests to set their laptops up on.  Everyone visiting seems to need a workspace this when visiting, or it can give an extra hideaway for my husband when working from home. (& yes, even a great table for crafts)!!!
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It is a very solid piece of furniture and looks like the table is created from oak?



Definitely fond of the hardware that was used to make this table…the age is almost chilling…
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The top is a little warped and chippy in some places, but the character it gives is more than ‘unique’, and so very, very cool!
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Can you tell that I’m kinda in love? To see what I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie
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16 comments:

Rachel Pallas said...

Its a great piece! ;)

Tanya@takesix said...

What a great find...like you said, the possibilities are endless. I LOVE it. Happy Easter!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Beautiful table...love the legs and great patina. Don't ya just love Craigslist?
Happy Easter,
Susie

NanaDiana said...

What a great looking table. I love drop leafs so that you can make them smaller when you don't need the whole thing opened up for use. What a fun find! xo Diana

Snooks said...

Love the great old finds. They are the best. What stories they could tell.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Ginger Zuck said...

Wowserrrrrrrrrrrr!! You got a beauty! I Love these kinds of tables and finds. Lucky girl. Enjoy!

Vintage Home said...

Love everything about it!

Karena said...

It is not only gorgeous; practical as well and in such good condition! Happy Easter!

I hope you will Come and enter my amazing Cross Bottle Guy Giveaway! (from Artie of Color Outside the Lines))You will love it!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Inspired by you said...

What a fab piece. It looks great!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I never find anything this great on Craigslist! What a grand table -- great features and lines -- you scored big!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Georgous...please, please, please don't paint it.

Crafty Gardener said...

That is an awesome find.

Eileen said...

this is a wonderful Piece. I paint a lot of things, but I wouldn't touch this with anything but oil! It is a gorgeous piece of history.
Eileen @ Cottage Beach House

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Tracie...if you can believe it I am lucky enough to have two old beauties like this! I have one in my studio that I use as my desk and the other is patiently waiting for a place to nest! Yours is wonderful!
Happy Easter!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love the table- thanks for linking up!

LadyV said...

That is a great table! You are so lucky to find such a beauty.

Blessings,

Vee