9.22.2010

I Spy A Table

While visiting a dear friend in Dallas, I saw this table through a shop window:



Isn't it gorgeous?!?! It's sitting in the front window of Vintage Living. The shop was closed when we passed by, but you can see an "inside view" of this lovely table on their website. And I bet you'll enjoy some other things you see there, too!

Yes, I did call the shop when I returned to Houston to ask the price. Gulp. Back to waiting and hoping that the right table will find me.

I just wish it would find me sooner than later because in exactly two weeks, we're hosting 80 (yikes!) 4th grade parents for dinner. Any temporary ideas? A smart designer friend has suggested renting one for the night. But my husband's worried about a wobbly folding table (he calls himself a "bull in a china shop" and has visions of knocking the table in a way that would cause red wine to go flying!). Any other thoughts?

Maybe I'll have a table miracle while wandering the fields of Marburger or Warrenton. I'm allowing myself a quick drive out to the country next week before hunkering down in my studio for card season, so we'll see!

In the mean time, I've got some card clients coming over for appointments today, so maybe I should remove a little of the clutter from my dining room.

{Things to put away...and things to sell.
New linen lamp shades anyone...
a Pottery Barn Chair?}

Have you noticed that when a room isn't furnished in the way it's meant to be used it becomes a dumping ground for all kinds of randomness? 

I hope you're having a great week, Sweet Readers!

10 comments:

  1. Our house is available. Might be a few drop cloths on the floor, but, hey, there is a dining room table! (:

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  2. I have a half finished post on Lisa Luby Ryan's shop in Dallas and was going to email you to tell you you might find a table there. I figured the stuff would be pricey. Good luck with the hunt!

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  3. LOVE that table! I did notice your lamp shades too, if only I had some nice lamps to place them on I'd snatch them from you. ;)

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  4. I think this table might be the "holy grail" of your existence. You have good karma...I just know that this Thanksgiving will be on the table you have wished for.

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  5. Linsey-should the table NOT find you before your 80-ppl. dinner; I'd use an 8' long table from Home Depot, cover it with a burlap or linen cloth. They really are quite steady!!! (do you have favorite booths, go-to spots @ Marburger and Warrenton?). I'm gong 10/1 with a couple of girls).

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  6. Hi Linsey, I can see why you liked this table...gorgeous! Good luck at Marburger and Warrenton.
    xo, Sherry

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  7. you might try this place...
    Colin Gibbins 2215 Woodhead St Houston, TX 77019-6820 - (713) 524-4011
    Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
    was in there today and thought of your dilemma, think he even might be able to make one for you(?) hope this helps.

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  8. Thanks for the great ideas! I've gotten some good ones via email, too. Y'all make this so much more fun! Thanks for following along!

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  9. Gorgeous table. Top looks like old floorboards. I've been hanging out too much at salvage yards (!), but it seems like with a bit of salvage, ingenuity, a good local carpenter, AND some fun with paint...a very doable design. But for the crowd...rent folding tables! Good luck! Trish

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  10. you have such an eye for style, Linsey!

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