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Post# 363117   12/5/2016 at 01:13 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I've been looking at this table in an antique store for over a year.  Well,  it went ON SALE!!!!!!!

  I gave the modern one  I had to a friend.  I also gave her my old refrigerator.  She was in desparate need of one, AND, she looks after my cats when I go away.

  This fits so well in the house. (not everyone's taste, but...)

This post was last edited 12/05/2016 at 01:40

Post# 363118 , Reply# 1   12/5/2016 at 01:29 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, as you can see,

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it goes with EVERYTHING.

Post# 363131 , Reply# 2   12/5/2016 at 06:17 by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
It goes

very well.

Post# 363175 , Reply# 3   12/5/2016 at 22:08 by jodan3399 (Brownsville, PA)        

That is beautiful!!!

I'm not sure what I like more, the colors in the marble or the carving of the wood. It's the perfect fit.

Post# 363194 , Reply# 4   12/6/2016 at 10:52 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks. It IS perfect!

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It is a very thick slab of black marble, dates back to the turn of the last century.
The one in the front living room has the exact same marble. I'll post pics of both. The carving caught my eye, way back. I couldn't justify buying it. Then, it went on sale, and my friend loved the old, modern "Butler's tray one. Suddenly, I COULD justify, and, I did. That carving is a lot to dust. I of course, washed it and polished it carefully, making sure everything was tight as well. So, there it is. The verb in this house is "subtract". So, with the 'subtract' and the 'add', it was a wash. Thanks for the compliments. Nobody has been here yet to see it.

Post# 363197 , Reply# 5   12/6/2016 at 12:07 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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The table complements the sofa nicely.

Post# 363229 , Reply# 6   12/7/2016 at 01:02 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I'm a real

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"furniturephile". CAn we add this word to scrabble?


  I LOVE furniture. always did.  With the antiques, like our older vacuums, I always wonder where they came from... how much were they?    Who owned them?  etc...........

Post# 363235 , Reply# 7   12/7/2016 at 06:39 by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
I would agree

that "phile" is a suffix to most nouns, so why not?

Post# 363238 , Reply# 8   12/7/2016 at 08:46 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Gottahaveahoove wrote:
With the antiques, like our older vacuums, I always wonder where they came from... how much were they? Who owned them? etc...........

I reply:
My great grandmother had a HUGE dining table that would seat like 20 people with all the leaves in place. Needless to say, there were a lot of matching chairs around it, which have been distributed amongst the family over the years. I have six of them and my sister has the table. At some point, my dad re-covered some of the chair cushions and in removing the old upholstery, found a note from an employee of the Grand Rapids Furniture Company who had originally assembled and covered the cushion back around 1915. It wasn't any sort of official build sheet, just a personal note, hidden in the cushion as sort of a little time capsule. I wonder how many other such notes that individual stashed in other chairs over his or her career.

Post# 363252 , Reply# 9   12/7/2016 at 10:41 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I knew carpenters who would write things on the walls before

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installing cabinets. Some people wrote dirty things, too.
I have 3 Jacobean chairs, (came from a convent). When I took off the horrible upholstery, I found beautiful tapestries underneath. They were too worn to use, but, I kept them.
I've written notes about this old house all over the place. Someday, someone might discover interesting stories about this old place, and the people who lived here.
I LOVE the histories of old places, things, and people.

Post# 363254 , Reply# 10   12/7/2016 at 10:43 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
When the baby grand piano was delivered in 1983,

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I had it overhauled, tuned, etc. We found prayer cards , etc inside it.
It came out of the same convent as the chairs. All of the notes, papers, cards, etc certainly told an interesting story.

Post# 363490 , Reply# 11   12/12/2016 at 19:45 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Beautiful table John

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