The first table --
Before we left for our recent trip to Santa Fe, I was doing a little browsing on some of my favorite antiques shopping sites, and ran across something I had wanted for a long time. French Garden House, an online shop and blog operated by Lidy Baars (I hope I spelled her name correctly!) sometimes has really pretty tole trays, although I have never been lucky enough to score one there. Either they were beyond my budget or someone else beat me to the punch!
I have collected a few over the years, mostly at estate sales or in a trade, but I have been looking quite a while for one with a little folding stand to use as a table. I recently missed the boat on one at another estate sale. Then I saw one in Lidy's newsletter which I get emailed to me. I jumped on it! I called her and asked if she could send it to me after I got home, which meant that she would have to hold it till about mid-January. She did, and it arrived Friday. Here it is! I just love it -- it is exactly what I wanted.
The second table --
Yesterday, I painted a tabletop, and today I put a second coat of wax on it. This whole thing was brown, which as you know, I detest. We bought this little table at Hobby Lobby several years ago, and I have envisioned it several different colors. As usual, when it came time, I just went with my feeling at the moment. One day when I was feeling groovy, the base got sprayed mirror-bright silver, but the top?
Nothing for months. In fact, it languished in the garage till I created my little kitchen lounge. Usually, I kept some camouflage on that brown top. Then yesterday, I was looking through my paints. Florence ASCP! I had bought a little sample pot of this color, and I was thinking that maybe turquoise and silver is a classic for a reason. So I just did it.
I like it. It picks up the same more saturated shade of the wall color which is in my Rwandan basket and the throw I bought in Santa Fe. Who knows how long this will stay in here, but for now, it works for me.
I am linking to Susan for Metamorphosis Monday and to Nita for Mod Mix Monday. Also, I am linking to Brenda for Tweak it Tuesday. Later in the week I will be linking to the Texas ladies for Cowgirl UP, Yvonne for Tips and Tutorials, Kim for Wow Us Wednesday, and Courtney for Feathered Nest Friday.
Last I will share with Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Feature Friday.
P.S. I am still getting spotty internet, so if I don't visit you that is the reason.