Bringing outside in...again!


What may appear to be a run down old table...

Is just that!

It belonged to my Grandmother and is almost as old as she was. Built by my Grandfather,this table held many meals for the newlyweds. As with any new marriage, their family grew and so did their furniture

This humble table found a new home in her potting shed and that's where it stayed for many years to come. With their passing, many of the finer pieces quickly found new dwellings. This table that once graced so many meals was now unspoken for.

My decorating style does not lean in the country category. I'm more Pottery Barn meets Ballard and marinates in Traditional Home. So that humble little table came home with me and sat on my patio

Like many of you {I'm sure}, have many things you want to display but no vacant space.

Would that old table work in such a traditional atmosphere?

Would it stand out too much screaming country come to town!

Not only did country come to town,it set up shop and is here to stay {till another whim comes over me}! Look how nicely these pieces blend. Old can work with new and what's out can come in.

Speaking of bringing outside in, do you see this pineapple? It is a topiary for your garden.

It's nice to think out of the box sometimes. Don't just shop the house...shop the garden shed too. You just may find that perfect piece you never knew you had~

38 comments:

  1. Just beautiful!! I love that your Grandfather made this for your Grandmother and that you bought this gorgeous table home with you...how precious the memories that are tied into that humble table.
    I wonder what it would say if it could talk.

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  2. Now doesn't that look pretty? I love that you have something in your home that means so much to your family!! Nice pictures!!

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  3. I love the unexpected! My whole style is about old meets new. I'm huge on Pottery Barn. My style has no name, but you might see a rustic barn door and stainless steel countertops in my house. LOVE the table.

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  4. So glad you found a way to use your Grandmother's table. It will bring memories everytime you pass by.
    Enjoy your Thursday.

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  5. Morning Susie,

    I LOVE that you found a way to use that table. What memories it must bring to you each time you pass by it. I LOVE the wire cloche with the nest you have displayed.

    Do you get the Wisteria catalog? If not stop by my post.

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  6. Love the mixing up indoors and outdoors items. Now show us the big picture. :)

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  7. I like this Susie! How special that it belonged to your grandmother.
    I have a problem! On my blog, I can't see my posts! Everything else is there except my posts! Has this ever happened to you! I'm so upset!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :(

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  8. We have a little table made by my Hubby's grandfather when he lived on a ranch as a boy. We are currently using it as a bedside table in our master. I love the fact that it is rustic...although, like you, it isn't quite our decorating style, it looks great, and it's sentimental at the same time.

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  9. I think it is beautiful. Can you imagine all the things that took place around that table?

    {{Big Hugs}}

    Cathy

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  10. Oh I Love it and even more so that it has such a Romantic history!!! I would have had to fit it in also!!! I love how you made it fit in and all of the sweet elements you added!!

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  11. I'm with Stacey...do we get the BIG picture? How fabulous that you have that table...I love a little whimsy in a traditional setting.....unpredictable is good! and the pineapple!!! Love it!

    Suzanne

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  12. I actually shopped behind the garden shed at my mom's house and came out with a great side table for my couch. I just added porch post finials to the legs for added height and painted it out. Love those kind of finds. Love the pineapple too!

    -Hayley

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  13. It's awesome! Especially with it's history...think of the stories it can could tell! I just love stuff like that!

    M ^..^

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  14. I'm a firm believer that family heirlooms can ALWAYS work. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Well, since everything I own has a history, this is right up my alley. You're teasing us with those pics though:)

    Mandy

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  16. I love it. It is special to recycle pieces from your family's past. Then it becomes so much more than "just" a table. I love the way you blended it with your other pieces 'of a different style.'
    Wendy

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  17. What a special piece of furniture...I love the blending of styles, it makes things more interesting!

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  18. What an awesome piece of history to have in your home! You made it even more beautiful with your pretty displays!
    Hope you can stop by for my giveaway! :)

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  19. While the table is great
    It's that freakin awesome pineapple that caught my eye.
    How groovy!

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  20. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog is beautiful!

    I love that table. And I especially liked how you used a more traditional and sparkly lamp with it...you know so it could "marinate in traditional" ...ha! that cracked me up.

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  21. The table looks wonderful. What a wonderful piece full of memories.

    Love the pineapple. So cute!

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  22. What a precious family heirloom, your weathered little table is. I could almost imagine your grandparents as a young couple enjoying their first meals together. I would really treasure a table like that! You are fortunate to have it. :o) I too have a few pieces that my grandpa made and every time I see them I am reminded of him.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  23. LOVE the table... what a great story.

    Also, I am in LOVE with that pineapple. Did you buy it recently? If so...where?

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  24. Susie, I love and want to see more of it! Please do post a picture of more of it! It looks like it goes perfect! What a treasure to have...Thanks for sharing it with us. Blessings, Nancy

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  25. I have a table also that is sort of like this...mine is outside under the back porch on one side of my doors...I have two back doors...strange but hubby's idea. I have often thought about painting mine old table...I might this summer..all the fresh colors that are popping out of the spray paint isle.

    Love the look of your new blog!

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  26. Grandma would be so proud...Love the pineapple

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  27. Good Evening Miz Susie,
    I'm sure loving your new blog, it's beautiful, just like you *smiles* And the post on your grandfolks' table is sweet, it must be so wonderful having those pieces handed down with lots of love in them. Imagine all the conversations that must been around that table, I bet on a quiet might you just might hear a whisper of the love and laughter. I think it's absolutely perfect and completely precious to be inside your lovely home.

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  28. I think that any style can make room for family treasures like that table. That is so cool.

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  29. Hey Susie, those blue candles you asked me about are retired from SLaHOME, but I happen to have one set left if you want to email me, we can talk about them....email me at suzanne at joffrions dot net.

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  30. I love the story behind the table, what a precious piece of furniture to have. I love the idea of mixing old pieces with new ones. The pineapple is too cute, you have such great ideas.

    By the way, I love your new look, it is very welcoming.

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  31. Thanks for dropping by! I love the table and the pineapple! Oh and if you have a TJMaxx store near they sell the same things as HomeGoods! Just not as many items. I saw that jar there first and missed out. It is HUGE for $7.99! And I found a smaller one at Ross today for shhhhhhh 99 cents!!!

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  32. what a great table with such great history!

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  33. Looks terrific!! You def. have a way with furnishings!! Thanks for sharing!! A piece of your family's history is always good to have!!

    Blessings,
    Becky

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  34. I LOVE that you're using that table! I think it looks great, but then I'm so dang sentimental it could be a green shag carpet but if it came from your grandparents I'd like it. : )

    I have so many pieces of furniture that were my grandparents'...I haven't quite figured out the best way to use them all yet. I guess it's always a work in progress!

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  35. I think it blends in perfectly. I love the mix of styles and this particular piece holds such sweet memories.

    Happy Friday

    Kris

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  36. Susie, love the story behind the table...love old things to come inside and take up residence! I have quite a few that have done the same in my home., and I'm forever grateful! ;) ~CC Catherine

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  37. wow..I love the table. I have a few old items passed down that have such meaning to me and love it that I can mix old and new and make them look great. You did a nice job. I also love the pineapple! :)

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