A new piece of furniture for the kitchen arrived yesterday... Unpolished, water stained feet from the washing of floors, old ring marks and rusty hinges, but I love it!
An unusual Victorian baking table, with a large flap that lifts up and is supported by two lovely legs.
The big plank of wood creates a substantial table for working from and I think it will make an ideal, extra buffet table for Christmas.
With worn, tapered feet,
And worn stretchers.
The perfect place for a rustic display of hyacinth bulbs in old cake tins,
And a carved wooden lamp base with a lampshade made from a piece of striped, linen mangle cloth.
It works well too with the old pine dresser I bought a couple of years ago...they both have the same patina of old pine.
Easy on the eye and timeless.
I know pine in years gone by was always painted, but I do like this bleached, unpolished look...
Which brings me to my new bête noir.
I think I may be tiring of painted furniture.
Is it me... Or does It seem that every Tom, Dick and Harriet is doing "Shabby Chic" these days?
Everything is getting a coat of Annie...
Some good... Some very bad.
What do you think?