Saturday, February 26, 2011

Early birthday gift...

an early birthday gift from my Mom....
this table is way way way older than me...
it has been sitting in a garage for atleast 28 years...
Mom pulled it out....
had a new piece of wood cut for the top...
and tiled it herself...1st time to tile...
doesn't it look great...
she took photos of the process...
when she gets them to me I'm going to share...
cause this table was in bad shape...
it belonged to my Great grandparents..
it was used as a kitchen work table...
look at it now...it is beautiful...
look at the chair...isn't is sweet...
a friend gave her the pillow...
 she turned it into the cushion...
I just love the color she picked....
I know proudly have it in my office...
a perfect place to make phone calls..
without the distraction of the computer...
Thank you MOM......

15 comments:

Deb said...

Mom is so clever and talented. It makes a great desk and is so special because it is a family heirloom. Very nice. Happy Birthday!

texwisgirl said...

WOW! Beautiful! That's the type of refurnished treasures I really like! Simple yet full of love and care.

I LAUGHED OUT LOUD when your new header shot loaded up! OMG!!!! That is SO cute!!!! You know I love those squirrels, and that one is just hilarious!!!

bettyl said...

How lovely, Deb! Those are the best gifts--the ones with lots of love!

Farmchick said...

What a wonderful piece.

Clint said...

Isn't that great! What a wonderful little story. My gosh---reminds me of my mom's maple dining room table that I have in my dining room----bought it at Foley's in Houston in 1952---and I still have the receipt.

Thank you for sharing. I'm thinkin' of a post of my own....

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

That table is amazing...what a wonderful gift. Your mom is very talented. I love those kind of gifts, they hold many wonderful memories. Thanks, for sharing it. Enjoy it. Hugs

Janie said...

Your mother is very creative. I'm so impressed with the tiling.
It's great that you now have a refurbished family heirloom in your office. That was a great gift.
BTW, love the squirrel photo in your header!

Dani said...

This is a awesome gift. A gift full of memories and LOVE.

Have a great week ahead!

Cherrie said...

Wow she did an amazing job!

nanny said...

Your mom did a great job on the table. It is so pretty, I love the colors too. I know you are so proud of it!

nanny said...

P.S. Saw a ladybug in my kitchen this morning and thought of you!

Zoey said...

Your mom did a great job! How nice that you now have a useful part of your grandmother's kitchen in your home.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your Mom is very talented too, I see! How lovely that she was able to save something that belonged to your great grandparent! I love the sweet needlepoint cushion, too.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Deb, your mom did a beautiful, beautiful job! Love your new desk and chair!! Lucky you!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a very thoughtful and beautiful gift. Happy Birthday to you!

~Lisa