Sunday, March 20, 2011

Flea Market Find

My mother never ceases to amaze me. She is such the opportunist and always seems to be in the right place at the right time. This week she visited me bearing gifts of the gorgeous kind. She picked up this table at a garage sale for $5.00.


The table had an old wooden knob which we replaced. I'm strongly thinking about painting it, but what colour? What do you think? Note the shrine above the table. That was put there by the original builder/owner when his wife passed away. When we renovated the house, I had firm views that to touch the shrine would be of poor taste and bad karma. So it stayed.  I've tried putting vases in it or pictures but it doesn't seem to work. My mum was suggesting buying a statue of some kind and painting it a bright colour to put in the shrine. So I will ponder this whilst I stare at the table and work through what colour to paint it. 

For some more flea market finds, head over to Sophie's.

14 comments:

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

What a lovely little table. What about hanging some little mobile thingy in the shrine? Maybe a string of hearts or birds? Or you could paste some pretty paper to the inside of the space as a feature? The table would look lovely in another colour, perhaps the blue or green in the wonderful painting on the wall. Whatever you choose I'm sure it will look fab.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Actually, Sarah has a good idea about hanging a mobile.

You can get those very light Flensted ones. Though I'm wracking my brains to think of one that's not too childish..

Love the Marimekko!

yardage girl said...

Bargain table! I think green, or maybe blue. Don't worry about the "shrine" - think of it as a window without glass and stack with lovely things - a vase of fresh flowers, photo's, whatever!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

well what can i say except..GORGEOUS!!

JeTaimeVintage said...

Gorgeous little table(and rather spiffy lampshade too) I love the birds idea, or just one colour I would go 50s mint green or blue, but thats just me!
PS is it possible to have too much maple syrup on pancakes.

karlyn Jackson said...

Im thinking yellow to match your gorgeous lamp shade, but you have to really love yellow as it would look pretty bold.

Heidi said...

That table is fabulous...Maybe your Mom could train my Mom!

Cathy said...

Beautiful wee table. I am liking white but it might look lovely in the pale minty green. Celebrate the shrine with a vase. You can rotate the vase and flowers, branches etc with the season. : )

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Your header is gorgeous!! i love the table!!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

I'm in love with the mural on the wall in the room where you took the photo. Love the dainty little table. You could paint it a color that would pull the colors in the mural out into the room. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

if you hang a painting or mirror in front of the shrine, it solves the problem of it being there without having to disresepct the original intention? and you change d├ęcor every so often, naturally..
table looks fine to me as is, but i'm sure she'll be happy with any colour too.. grand!

Seaside Siblings said...

What a great find! Your Mum sure has an eye for a good find.

Natasha said...

The table is lovely. what a great deal.

Hmmm the shrine..what about a mirror that is curved at the top or would that be like a shrine to who ever peers into that mirror?

Paula Gonzales Rohrbacher said...

What a lovely blog! I love your pictures and your writing style is great!

This table is lovely the way it is, but if you have to paint it, I would suggest aqua.

By the way, the little niche in your wall just cries out for an icon (my husband paints icons - not a sales pitch, just an observation!) We also have icon prints mounted on wood. If you are on Facebook, I can send you a link to our Facebook page.

Check out my blog if you like! I really enjoyed visiting yours!