Table Burnout

Well, friends, I've hit my limit. I'm all shopped out. Sharing finds with you makes shopping fun for awhile, but I can only handle so much before I start to feel tired and empty...kind of hollow actually. Is it just me or does shopping do that to everyone?

I have a feeling I'll find a table when I least expect it, but for now, I've got this verse on my mind (it becomes my prayer when I feel overstimulated by worldly things):
Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. (Psalm 119:37)
Not to say tables are entirely worthless, but I do begin to feel a little on the worthless side when I shop too much! Time to give my attention to other things God has given me...family, friends, Christmas cards (LLH Designs re-opens after Labor Day...lots to do!). But before I switch gears, a few final table images.

For all you zinc lovers:

Love the chairs:

A beautiful oval with great patina:

{2 Lucy's}

Love the clover cut-out in the base:


Clean and simple:

{from Vieux}

From my favorite catalog, Wisteria:

Very tempting to buy Wisteria's super French looking table (despite it's 43-inch width) and be done with it (especially since we are hosting 80 parents for a 4th grade dinner next month...double yikes!). But then I look back over all my photos and remember how much I love the intimate feel of a narrow table:

{Sent to me by a lovely new friend and
blog reader who lives in France.}

Someday, just the right table will fill this space:

Until then...
we may have to invest in a folding table and a drop cloth!

 Have a great week, Sweet Readers!


  1. I'm really not sure what you are looking for. You've shown us so many and they are all lovely.There has been something for everyone's taste. Take a deep breath and go back over your finds...it is there. You just need to look with a new eye and a clear head.

  2. You are so right, Dianne...lots of lovelies and I could be happy with any of them if they were the right dimensions and price. Paitence usually pays off. Here's hoping!. :)

  3. mmmmm....that Wisteria table is so pretty and looks like it would be perfect in your beautiful dining room. Too bad the size isn't right. I know how you feel. About 7 years ago I wanted (didn't need) an antique barley twist, gate leg table. I searched at every antique store here, in MA, on every vacation, ebay, etc. No luck... either too small or too large, not in good shape, too expensive, etc. My poor husband had to listen to my woes. He even started looking when he was on business trips. Finally, I gave up. I found one about 3 months later. You'll find your table too. Oh, and that oval table from 2Lucy. I would buy that right now if I lived in Houston! :)

  4. Thanks for the reminder on Psalm 119. I totally know what you mean when you say too much shopping makes you feel "hollow." I just try to remember that the things of this world, no matter how cute and lovely, will not last and our treasure is in heaven. I needed that reminder tonight!

  5. Ahhh, Linsey, thank you for that Scripture. I totally "get" it. Worn to a nub by shopping. So, you'll release the urgency and sho enough, YOUR table will show itself! :)

  6. thought of you when I just saw this post...http://heidiclaire.blogspot.com/2010/08/trestle-table.html

  7. You will find the perfect table. Maybe it just needs to find you!
    Hugs, Sherry

  8. I just found your delightful blog through a comment you left at HeidiClaire blog. I hope you find the table you are looking for.
    I do know that feeling you get when shopping leaves you feeling empty. I struggle some days balancing my love of beautiful things against my natural inclination towards material wants.
    I recently made over a coffee table in this trestle style and love it.


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