Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Small Table for My Store Tablescapes

I am sorry I have not visited most of you. My mom almost collapsed last Saturday and was taken back to the hospital and was just released today. Her BP went down to 80/30. So, my time was spent mostly in the hospital because she did not want me to leave her. I only left her when she was napping and when she finally slept at night and then I was back again the next morning. I am happy to say that she is ok now and they just had to stop all her medicine except for her high cholesterol. The doctor said she did not need any of the others. so they were all discontinued and she is doing so much better now.
My post will be very short because I am still exhausted, mostly from worrying. I just did not want to miss Kim's first party. Please visit Kim and the other participants at http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
If you visited my post last Saturday, you would have seen this table. I found it in an antique shop in Woodville. I like the shape and the size. I thought it would be perfect for the store for me to do tablescapes. It has rollers too so I can move it around. The seller said it came from an antebellum house there so I like the history too. This is how it looked like when I bought it.

John would not let me paint it. He never lets me paint anything wood because he likes to see the wood grain. So I sanded it and stained it very lightly. The "After" picture is below.

Another Before

And After

Thanks for taking over the B + A party, Kim. And thank you all for visiting!


Entertaining Women said...

I love a round table. The conversation is always best in this setting. I pray that your mother continues to hearl. Thank you for sharing your new project. Cherry Kay

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, that table is beautiful. That will be great in your booth. So glad your mom is feeling better and is back home. Thank you so much for taking the time to link to my party!!

Debbiedoos said...

Beautiful table Christine...I am just popping over to say hello, checking out Kim's first party to see how it is going. Wishing you well.:) Debbie

Lynn said...

Table is beautiful Christine! Glad to hear your mom is doing better:@)

Shelia said...

OH, Christine! I'm sorry to hear about your mom and all she's gone through. So glad she's doing better. I surely understand the tireness of caring for an ailing parent. Take care of yourself.
Oh, your table is beautiful! You do find the most wonderful things!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Entertaining Women said...

Christine, thank you for inquiring about my dining room. The painters just finished today. My calendar is pretty booked tomorrow and Thursday, so come Friday, I'll be washing all the crystal and merchandising the cabinets again. I'm really pleased with the room colors. I just have to decide if I want to reinstall my plantation shutters or go with wiindow treatments. Cherry Kay

PAINTORDIG.blogspot.com said...

I am so glad your mom is better- I have been worried this week! I like your table-get some rest!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I have to agree - I like the natural wood on the table top. Don't worry about visiting now. Glad to hear your Mother is much better. Try to get some rest yourself. You and your family is much more important than blogging.

Blondie's Journal said...

The table looks stunning and I agree that this is a table that looks better stained than painted. I can't wait to see what you display on it at your shop.

I am so glad to hear your mother is better, keep us posted and take care of YOURSELF!!


Anonymous said...

I wish for your mom's quick recovery, pls send my love to her.
Christine, I am looking forward to see more of your tablescape ideas.


Gloria said...

Oh no! Your poor Mom and poor you! I am glad though that she is back home and feeling better. Try to get some rest yourself, take a nap during the day, if you can! That will get you back to normal. And your table is beautiful, you did a great job restoring the beauty of it. Give your Mommy a hug for me!
Best regards,

Anonymous said...

I am happy to hear your mother is feeling better since her meds were adjusted.

I love that table Christine!

Dolores said...

Good to hear your mom is feeling better, hoping she continues with good progress in getting better and better.

The table is beautiful!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh C/X I'm so glad that your mama is doing better...You just know how I love that smile of her's that lite up the world...And I can see why you have been stressed my friend..Not easy watching your mama get older..
I love the way you redid the table top and I'm so with John on painting fine wood pieces...Give your mama a cyber hug from me...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That's a handsome table, Christine, and I like the inlay around the edge on the top! The base looks like someone got to it, though, with a paint brush. ;-)

I am so sorry you have been so stressed over your mother's health. I wish I could be there to help you or to do something for you. Know that I am thinking of you and sending you much love...


Sheila :-)

Unknown said...

I love it. I think it would look nice in my kitchen - why don't you send it over (wink-wink).


jean said...

I'm glad your Mom is doing better. That's a typical story for so many elderly people on too many meds. The table is beautiful! Hope you get some rest.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

The table is fabulous- I love the top as you left it! Glad your mom is doing better too! :)

Traci said...

It looks great! So glad your mom is ok now.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, the table looks so pretty. I'm telling you, if I were a customer, I'd be trying to buy that table (of course, you've already told me that I wouldn't if I saw the price!). So glad your mother is doing well. laurie

Kathleen said...

I am glad you didn't paint it. It came out great. Much more valuable without the paint!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is beautiful!! I am a paint girl but the wood grain on this is so beautiful....you did the perfect thing! It is stunning!

I love the base too!

Lou Cinda :)

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