Monday, February 20, 2017

A New Potting Table

I bought a new potting table.
 Adieu old table, you served me well!  This table has been on my patio for 10 years in all sorts of weather and though it looks a bit rickety, it's actually pretty solid.

 Hello new table....you look like a real work horse.

 The old table is going to the lower garden.  The new one is unusual.  It's from Paris and I am guessing it's an old farm table.  Notice the drawer on the left without a drawer pull?

 The third drawer is actually on the side and has a metal drawer pull.  Interesting?

Has anyone ever seen a table like this?  Any idea what kind of wood this is made of?

14 comments:

CalamityJr said...

What a beautiful table. Sorry I can't tell you anything about it. I am surprised they didn't put a "dummy" pull on the front where the end drawer is, though I think the drawer is a fun surprise. I know you're going to make great use of your find.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I knew someone who had a big old table similar to that with drawers in it -- used it as her dining room table. It had come from a convent where it was used for the same thing. The drawers were for storing cutlery, napkins, tablecloths, etc.

Joy said...

Hi Joyce, not sure of origins, but I've looked up some old French tables here in London and the antique shops charge £500 or more! Our London flat doesn't have much counter space so now I'm looking at getting a custom-made oak butcher's block w drawers. Cheaper to get made in the English countryside and have delivered to the city! Enjoy yours! :)

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I have no idea what kind of table it is but I sure would like one.

Michelle said...

Not sure about the table, but I love your potting area. Just gorgeous.

Leeanna Henderson said...

That is such a cool table. I'm guessing it's oak.

dkzody said...

Your new table is wonderful. Heck, your old table would be just fine for me, but the new one is quite fabulous. I know you will get much use from it.

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

We actually had a table like that in our summer cottage when I grew up. Wehad very littlke space so it was perfect to have all the knives, spoons and forkes in it. Ours was made from Pine but I think they quite often used oak when making tables in France.

Have a great day!

Christer.

Jim said...

LOVE your new table! I like tables with drawers....our kitchen one has a drawer for the cutlery and is very old but still going strong.
Now....you must not advertise like this that you are working outside in February!! THAT is NOT fair at all!! lol

1st Man said...

If I lived near you I'd buy that old one off of you, ha. That's EXACTLY what I want for our garden area. Dang, I need to hit up some places here and see what I can find. You are so lucky!!

Do you put anything on them to keep them up over the years outside in the elements? I like how it weathered...

AlphaBetsy said...

That is a beautiful table. I know nothing about it, but it is lovely. :)

TARYTERRE said...

a charming table with the drawer on the side. enjoy many years with it.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i never put anything on the old table. this new one has been rubbed with bees wax so i will have to see how it weathers.

Guillaume said...

Love the table and everything.