Hello Dear Readers!
Hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend!
We traveled to Florida to attend my Great Niece’s graduation and the added bonus
of visiting with my mom and my siblings and their families.
On my way down we stopped off I-95 to meet up with our dear friends to have
lunch and to pick up some great pillows
that my friend JoAnn had picked up for me.
You shall see those pillows at a later date.
When there is time,
I always try and stop at one of my favorite shops on the way home.
The Plantation Shop, on Amelia Island, Florida.
I always find some treasures there
and this time was no exception. My purchase led to:
Antique Bamboo Tables Added to the Dining Room
I actually saw two Bamboo tables on my last visit there and passed them up.
Of course it haunted me.
I was actually drawn to a three-tiered one; however, it was sold.
So I was happy that this one was still there!
When I decided to place it in the dining room
next to my sweet little bamboo and cane chair,
I thought about how I wanted to create my vignettes.
I immediately thought of my mini-bamboo table.
Since these tables are approximately over 100 years old,
the material on the top of the larger table has been replaced as over the years
the woven tiny reed like material tends to break and disintegrate.
My mini bamboo table has its original top.
You can see the wear from these photos.
I found this sweet little bamboo table
at an antique shop several years ago while antiquing
with my friend Mary Alice.
It was hiding in a corner with a $25.00 price tag….score!
Since the tables are English, I thought it appropriate to place
the sweet chintz pitcher (Grimwades Royal Winton Ivory England)
that I obtained from
Amy’s (Maison Decor) estate sale.
I later found out that it belonged to Amy’s dearly departed neighbor, Evelyn.
I placed the red transferware mini tureen by Mason on the bottom shelf.
Another “English” piece used to style the table.
The vintage European books, with the exception
of the French books on the small bamboo table,
were all purchased from The Plantation Shop this past November.
When I went back to the shop this past weekend, the books were all sold.
Oh darn! I was hoping to buy more.
There were last least 100 of them!
You can see the book display in that amazing
English antique cupboard that I took a photo of this past November:
I plan to use this table in my future sunroom; however, you just never know
where it may land. It is such a versatile table to place in any room.
Whenever we are in the area of that shop,
I ask my hubby if he minds taking a little
side trip. He knows just what I mean…
and also he knows that there is a good chance
that there may be a strong possibility
of me finding a treasure to bring home.
He’s a trooper!
Hope you enjoyed my Bamboo Styled Corner of the dining room.
I really think my little bamboo table needed company … don’t you?
I wish you a most beautiful day!!!