Monday, June 21, 2010

Antique Tilt Top Tea Table

I had amazing luck at an estate sale just around the corner this past weekend. On the second day, somewhat late in the day I spotted and bought this early 19th century tilt-top tea table with a square top and cut corners. Doesn't it look perfect between my two early armchairs? Luckily I had already negotiated a better price before I started looking at it more closely, flipping up the top, turning it over to examine the base, vase-turned shaft, snake feet, etc. because there suddenly appeared in the wings a lady asking for second right of refusal. Poor table, rejected for a whole day and a half before being discovered by me to be loved again. Webster (behind chair) loves it too. My friend Jill gave me the flowers she arranged so beautifully right from her garden. I even had a small square black plate to put under her urn in case it leaks. The roses are shedding their petals but everything else is still going strong.

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Marilyn said...

Beautiful arrangement....all it needs is a couple of crocheted pillows!!!!!!!
I'm joking.....don't throw the urn at me!!!
Lucky you...great find.

The Cedar Shingled Barn said...

What a great find! It looks beautiful next to your chairs. The flowers add such a nice touch.


laney said... was there...just waiting for all good things in life...

Cindy said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful find. To think it had been waiting so long for it's new home. Lucky you.

Gal Friday said...

What a beautiful room and arrangement.
I am glad you were able to bring that antique table home with you--it's in the perfect place now.

The Queen Vee said...

Nothing I like better than a great find at an estate sale, thrift shop, garage sale or flea market. Your new old table is surely the buy of the week and it looks perfect in your home, just like it had always been there. Clearly it was meant to be and I'm delighted for you.

Sabina said...

I am soooo envious. I've always wanted a table just like this but they are hard to find and very, very expensive. Love yours!!!

P.S. Right back at cha' Sunshine Award over at my blog. ;)