Saturday, February 25, 2012

Things I love: kitchen table

 I love my kitchen table; I bought it off craigslist a few years ago, and from the moment I laid eyes on it; I knew I had to have it! I will hold on to this piece for as long as it still stands, and although I envision a large harvest table in my dining room dream house future; this table will likely be in my kitchen for years to come. It's made of pine, has two leaves that can be removed and the perfect amount of patina.

One of my favourite things about treasure hunting has always been that no matter what you find, you know it always had a story before it got to you. Often times we don't actually know what that story is (so we make it up), but every now and then one is told to you. I bought this table from a fashion designer that was downsizing from a gorgeous house on Lakeshore to a condo in the city (Yes, I thought she was CRAZY). She told me this wonderful story of a British Prime Minister owning this table before she bought it in England and brought it back to Canada. That story, was all well and good until I was moving the table and noticed this moving label underneath it:

I'm not going to lie, I was more excited the table had also lived in NB than it coming from England. Then I decided to google the lady I bought it from, and turns out she's famous! Designing costumes for movies and shows, she has worked on X-Men, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Being Erica. Who knew a table could share so much- do you know where your table's been?

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