|Syracuse China - Old Ivory 'Lady Louise'|
When we first moved here, the breakfast room was going to be my office. I put a couple of tables there, my computer, and some of my craft things. Before long I moved all of that into the third bedroom which is now 'my' studio and office. At that time my vision for the breakfast room was a 'tea room'. I found and bought a second hand round white table and 4 chairs, and from the moment I brought it into the house, I hated it! The table was too big, round didn't work in the space, and it was just awful, but I was stuck with it - for a while.
|A few of my aprons. I usually only have one per hook, but I'm having a get together at my house this weekend, and I thought we might want to wear an apron, so I've added more so there will be more choices.|
A few years later, after much obsessing over what 'style' I wanted for the space, it hit me! I wanted a farmhouse kitchen. That was where my heart was (and still is!) but my pocketbook dictated for the present at least, the awful white table remained. Then, in late March about 4 years ago, my aunt and I were at the monthly antique market in our town, and I saw this table and chairs, and just KNEW that this was the one for me!!!
|Looking into our breakfast room from the kitchen.|
|The 'tab top' toppers are from J. C. Penney and by Waverley. I added the vintage ric-rack and the red buttons to each tab. They've been in here for several years, and I still love them!|
|For as long as I can remember, this was antiqued avocado green. When I brought it home (our previous house) I had yellow, blue and white, so I made a poor attempt at re-antiquing it to this yellow.|
|During the refinishing process, I found these three patches. They are simply very old duct tape that had been painted over. When I opened the door and looked at the back side I found what looked very much like . . .|
|Pictures I took on a trip to Wisconsin and Michigan in 2002. Can you tell I am addicted to barns!|
|A close up of the 'dinette'. I will put the tablecloth on the table on Saturday morning for our gathering. If I put it on there now, it will be FILTHY before Saturday. Is your husband/significant other a messy eater like mine?|
The old iron stove has a funny story behind it. Hubby and I were at an auction one night, and I liked it, but said I would only pay up to $15 for it. But, I got into a bidding war over it because hubby got in on the act with the auctioneer and kept telling me to bid. I really didn't want it THAT bad, but I thought hubby DID, so I kept bidding (only at his insistance). I ended up winning with a bid of $35~! I would never have paid that much for it on my own! I'm not sure if it's a toy, or a salesman's sample, and would love to know! If you have any ideas, please let me know. Also, I would love for it to find a new home, and will take $60 for it including free shipping!
|Is it a toy, or a salesman's sample? Can YOU tell me???|
|It has a tea kettle, pot, skillet, spatula, cover for the stovepipe, 'lifter' that you use to lift the hot burners, and a muffin tin.|
|Muffin Tin in the oven.|