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Friday, September 24, 2010

My Dining Table Has A Secret


Today I am joining Laurie @ Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday's.  Be sure to visit her to see all of the other participants.  Some fun and fabulous eye candy.


You've all seen my table with dozens of tablescapes, but did you know it has a secret?


Right now it has this vignette as it's centerpiece, but it can be used in a totally different way.

It folds in half to become a Library Table or large Buffet Table.

See the hinges, it just folds in half and then slides back to the center of the trestle base.  How cool is that!!!

Isn't it a great Library Table or Buffet.  The size is perfect.

I used it as a Library table in a previous house.  Right now it is perfect for our Living/Dining combo.
I am also linking to Courtney @ French Country Cottage for her Feathered Nest Friday.    Be sure to visit her and find tons of inspiration for just about every space in your home.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

54 comments:

  1. That is so neat Marty! It's useful and gorgeous too.

    Happy Fall! ~Melissa :)

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  2. So versatile. You must love that! I sure do.

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  3. What a great table...I love it....very pretty too!

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  4. That is one gorgeous table, Marty!

    S
    xo

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  5. That is a wonderful table and I love it's secret!!

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  6. Marty...I've never seen a table quite like yours....VERY COOL!! I love convertable pieces :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  7. Wow! What a great table! Love it.

    Blessings,
    Kathy

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  8. I love furniture that multi-tasks! Your table is lovely.

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  9. What a great table, Marty! Furniture that does more than one thing is fantastic!! I haven't seen one like that before!
    I'm having my very first link party this weekend- all about decorating inspirations- would love it if you would share one of your beautiful posts!
    I love the new you in your picture too, btw!! :)

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  10. Marty, I love versatile furniture. This table is perfection. It has beautiful legs, gorgeous wood, and a fabulous secret. I always advise young friends starting out in their homes to add gate-leg tables when they find any they like. We have several and they are so useful around the house. Our dining room table has leaves that fold down so it becomes a narrow table as well. It's been helpful when we want to entertain a large crowd in our small home.

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  11. I love your new picture Marty! You look great! I love furniture that is versatile. I have some furniture that I can easily multipurpose. Especially my gate legged tables. Your dining room table vignette looks great!

    ~ Tracy

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  12. HI Marty,
    Love your new picture, by the way! Your table is great, I've always loved a trestle table, but to have one so versatile would be a real plus. Your dining room looks lovely, all the fall touches are just right. (Porch looks great, too!) Have a wonderful weekend.
    xo
    Heidi

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  13. Hi Marty!

    What a fantastic table~! I have always loved it in all your tablescapes and centerpieces but, now I love it even more. What a great piece of furniture!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. That's table is quite unique! I would love to have something so versatile. Your dining room is so warm and inviting too. Carpet really does make a room more cozy.

    Blessings,
    Shanna

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  15. That is so cool, Marty! I love that table.....Christine

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  16. I love secrets - thanks for sharing yours!

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  17. That is so serviceable. Love those pumpkins on the table, I have the same ones on mine. :)
    Glad you let us in on your secret ~ and thanks for dropping by Places of My Heart yesterday.
    Karen

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  18. That's DEFINITELY my kind of table. I'm quite a tableaholic and if it's a multifunctional it would definitely follow me home. AND Do I detect barley twist legs? That's another of my loves...
    Beautiful Marty,
    Hugs, Donna

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  19. So cool! I love pieces that you can use in more than one place or for multiple uses. It is a beauty.

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  20. What an interesting table Marty! I've never seen one like that before-too fun!

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  21. I love that you let the secret out! That is so neat and handy! I'm glad you keep it all the way open most of the time so we can see all of your beautiful tablescapes! :-)
    Vanessa

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  22. I love it that it make a buffet. My husband comes from a family of 14 and we do a lot of buffet style dinning. I could use the extra space too!~Ames

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  23. Gotta love dual purpose furniture!

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  24. How cool is that?! What a neat feature!

    ~Liz

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  25. Oh this is the collest table I have ever seen! Is this old or a recent find?
    By the way I love your picture of you in the profile...you beautiful doll!
    Hugs,
    Terry

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  26. Wow, you could use that table for all sorts of things. In a craft room, library, anywhere. Great piece!
    Brenda

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  27. Super table Marty...love those barley twist legs! Thanks for sharing your secret.
    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

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  28. What a versatile table Marty! The finish and the legs are really beautiful!

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  29. Marty,
    What an amazing surprise!
    I enjoy pieces that lead "double lives". . .one never knows where or when they will need a change in their lives!
    Another lovely post!
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P.S. I'm really enjoying your "new style".

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  30. Well that is cool, I've never seen one like it.

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  31. Marty, that is great. I love the base of it and it would make a great sofa table too.

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  32. Wow Marty,

    How cool is that?? I love furniture that can be used in different rooms and different ways! It's gorgeous either way..what a fabulous table!!

    Miss Bloomers

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  33. That table is very cool Marty!! I love pieces that are like this they make decorating and rearranging furniture full of many more possibilities!!

    We just got an email from a friend in NM that they have found quite a few clothing racks for us for the clothing pantry!! Yippee Jesus!!! (it will be a fun excuse to go and see family too! My mom has been pleading for me to come see her soon!)

    bee blessed
    mary

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  34. What a great table! Love that versatility. Your fall decorations are beautiful too!

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  35. This is great! What a neat table! I wish I could fold mine and tuck it away, when we have company over AND when we put up our Christmas tree!! Love it!

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  36. I would have never guessed! That is the neatest table...ever! Your secret's safe with me. =)
    Have a blessed weekend, Marty!
    Teri

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  37. That is one cool table, Marty! So great that it can "multi-task"! :o)

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  38. That is gorgeous! I'm in love with your table. :)

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  39. Hi Marty
    I love the way your table can convert to a different use. Very cool!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  40. Hi Marty, What a great table! You have so many options with it. Your table vignette is beautiful. Love your white pumpkins! ~ Susie

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  41. What an awesome piece of furniture! I've never seen anything like it, Marty.

    I would just love to have something like that.

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  42. How versatile your table is, it looks wonderful whichever way you turn it!

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  43. Love that table and how it is so versatile...very neat! Marty you would have to be nice about my pumpkins...really it's OK, you could have told the truth:) Have a great weekend. Debbie

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  44. Marty,
    That is an awesome table! I love it. Your front porch is gorgeous too!!
    Sherry

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  45. Wow, what a cool feature! I love furniture that serves double and triple duty so gracefully.

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  46. Your table is so elegant, stately and versatile.

    Marty, You are loved by many blog fans.

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  47. Hi Marty,
    I found you on Ellen's blog 'Abounding Life' so I popped in and I am so glad I did. I am an American living in the UK and just getting that little visit into your beautiful dining room made me feel a little like being home for real.
    Thanks so much for opening your home to us in Blogland.
    Please pop by and check out my blog and I would surely love it if you would join my list of followers. You have me backing you.
    B&P, Firedancer

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  48. Marty, that is wonderful! What a handy table. I would never have guessed that it did that. I'm so glad you shared that with us. Thank you so much for linking this "magic" table to Favorite Things. laurie

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  49. Wow, what a beautiful table to start with, not to mention that it can change into a buffet/serving table. Where ever did you get it from? My sister had a coffee table that would pull up to a kitchen table height, it was way cool. Thank you for sharing Decgal

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  50. I loved your table already and now I have another reason to love it. You are so right -- it would be great if you were entertaining a large group...it gives you more space and still does the job. Your fall centerpiece is just beautiful, by the way!

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  51. That is a fabulous table...so versatile!

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