Sunday, May 29, 2016

Thrifty Shopping & My Table Has A Secret

Since I am redoing the kitchen I think the adjoining breakfast area needs a little attention too.  I love my trestle table.  It has a fabulous secret that most people don't know about.

The top slides over and folds in half so it can become a library table.  Isn't that amazing.  I love this.  (This picture was takena  while back in my dining room)

The trestle base is so pretty with it's turned posts.

 I love that the top is planked and distressed solid oak.  I've had this table for over 20 years and it is still in perfect condition.

 See how pretty the color and finish is.

 The chairs are so heavy, really solid too.  They're a great classic traditional style.

 I bought these on consignment years ago and you can imagine my surprise when I turned the table and chairs over and saw this.

 It came with 6 chairs, I have loaned 2 to my son for his breakfast room.

The style is still a favorite.  When I am having extra guests I can add a couple of rush topped benches from under the coffee table.  If I need to seat 8 then I can add two rush benches to each end and have plenty of room for everyone.

I love the bench idea a lot, so I thought maybe an upholstered one would add some extra character to the set.  I love the style and color of this one.  A charcoal gray linen that should work beautifully with my new barstools for the kitchen island.  I found it on Josh & Main - $133.95 regularly $209.99.

Can't wait to get it and rearrange things.

How about you, do you like to use benches on the dining table?

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  1. You know, they really don't make things like they used to!

  2. You know, they really don't make things like they used to!

  3. Your table is just gorgeous! I have quite a few pieces of Ethan Allen and they just never wear out. I have passed quite a bit on to family members that I didn't use any more and they're still going.


  4. Beautiful Marty. What a great piece.

  5. I like the picture on the wall behind the table.

  6. I absolutely adore that table!!! Ethan Allen is the best, I bought all my living room furniture there and I plan on keeping it for life!

  7. I LOVE your table. I grew up with long bench seats on either side sitting with our huge antique solid black walnut farmhouse table with my family of 7. The table had 4 leaves and could (and did often) seat 14, sometimes more with some squishing, haha.

    I think your bench with be a nice addition. I do have to say your rush mini benches are a great look, too. Love those.

    if you EVER want to sell your table let me know. I absolutely adore it!

  8. Ethan Allen makes an excellent product! I like the rush seat benches but the upholstered one would look good too. xoxo

  9. Oh dear friend, a well made table by Ethan Allen; of course it's winner and will last forever, they just don't make them like they used to, anymore! Love your table, it's classic wooden piece.
    I love the bench and the color too and it's perfect for your dining room.

  10. Interesting and I've never seen anyone use 2 table runners, great idea!

  11. I so remember that table from Ethan Allen.....Our very first furniture purchase as married couple was breakfast table from Ethan Allen...I have it to this day....And oh my has EA changed....Definitely a more modern transitional look to keep up with the market demands....however, still with a very classic look.
    Great table and chairs.