Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Our World on Tuesday

I just love flea-markets and especially flea-markets in France. It is like going on a treasure hunt , looking into old and dusty boxes, looking for beautiful old linen, turning old porcellan to see if it might be the "real thing". Last Sunday I only found an old table, not that we need another one , but the price was irresistible.


It took some scrubbing and cleaning with vinegar and water ( to get the smell off) some sanding and many layers of olive oil (best for old furniture).


The result pleased all the members of the family!



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12 comments:

  1. This table is so lovely. I wish it were mine! I could see me using it a lot for food photography. What a joy to find an old piece like this and restore it to it's former beauty and to be a treasured piece again. Have a lovely week. I am joining you at Our World Tuesday.

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  2. You KNOW that I'm sooooo jealous! What a beauty!!!

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  3. Hübsches Stück, wenn man wei0, wie man es restaurieren kann. Aber wahrscheinlich reicht es schon mal, das Holz wieder einmal zu pflegen, schon sieht das Schätzchen wie aus dem Ei gepellt aus!

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  4. Wow, yes that was worth a bit of scrubbing up. You got a bargain there.

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  5. You obviously have an eye for buying a bargain that can be transformed into a beautiful piece of furniture.

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  6. Wow! The result is fantastic. You also have a thumbs-up of approval from me. :)

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  7. WOW! This is a beautifully rustic piece of furniture. I could think of amny places I could use a table like that--what a wonderful find!

    PS: I love the name of your blog!

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  8. It is a nice table, good job of restoring beautiful colors!

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  9. That's a beautiful table. I would've bought it, too. Thanks for the tips about vinegar and olive oil. :-)
    Take 25 to Hollister

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  10. Ist der schön! Da hätte ich auch nicht widerstehen können.

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  11. Looks like I've missed too much of the always interesting happenings over here at Chai and Chardonnay, Karen! What a beautiful find...Please come on my next flea market trip and help me restore a table just like this ;)

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