The March issue of Traditional Homes magazine had an interesting article about piecrust tables. I have a fondness for antique tables of all sorts and would have more scattered about the house if I had more room. Something about those little side tables just catches my eye when I’m out there browsing. The details, patina of the wood, and the uniqueness of them are just beautiful and I would love to have more.
From Traditional Home….”An 18th century classic, the elegant tea table, distinguished by a round, scalloped top (not unlike a dessert pie) has been gracing fashionable drawing rooms and parlors for more than 250 years.”
I‘m quite sure that my piecrust table has none of the history that is mentioned in the article, but I love it just the same. Mine was a yardsale find from several years ago. At the time, I had been laid off from my job and money was rather tight, so $75 for a table I didn’t really have to have did not seem to be the smartest thing to do that day. But, I dug in my pockets (or checkbook) and came up with the money. And am I glad I did!
The detailed edges are so pretty and dainty.
It sits in my livingroom between two leather chairs and is a perfect accent table in that spot.
It had some marks and nicks when I bought it, but is still a beautiful piece and just shows that it’s been lovingly used through the years. And you just don’t get a patina like that in a new piece. I know I’ll keep it for many years.
I’m having a ball here in Florida and of course, have taken lots of pics. Visited my old college yesterday and wow, at the changes. I will meet up with Kim this morning for coffee at Daisy Cottage. I cannot wait! I’ll report in on my trip next week, so stay tuned. I should be able to catch up this weekend with everything from the trip, but have some saved posts to share with you til then. Thanks for stopping by!