Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Flea Market Table

When Hollywood Housewife and I were tootling around the Rose Bowl Flea Market on Sunday, I mentioned that I was looking for a small table to set between my black ghost chairs. I didn't want anything too big, just large enough to set a drink on or some hors d'oeuvres. I LOVE to entertain and I think part of a good room flow/design is to have places to "dock" your food or beverages on. While I love the chairs, the space has felt unfinished to me, so I set out to rectify that.

I decided that since the chairs themselves were a modern interpretation of classic design, I could be a little bit flexible with the table I found, so long as the color matched the rest of my furniture. (My space is SMALL, so while I appreciate eclectic design, I've avoided it in my home.)

I found a couple of wobbly pieces, but then my eyes caught a gorgeous hall table with an italian marble top and a lyre (go AXO!) base...I was mesmerized by it, but it was too big and not at all what I needed. However, while I was drooling over the lyre piece, Laura pointed out a small companion to it...and I knew I'd found the perfect table.

After a little haggling, this beauty was mine. It was incredibly heavy to carry to my car, but SOOOO worth it!


On another note, several of you have commented on the previous blog post and twitter that you love going to the Rose Bowl Flea Market...I DEFINITELY plan on going again, so I thought we could coordinate a blogger field trip! Let me know if you want to be included in the list and prior to the next one, I'll send out a fun email with details!!!


7 comments:

Amanda Patrice said...

So pretty! And I want to marry those chairs!

Tira J said...

Awesome table! And yes, I want in on the blogger fieldtrip.

Kristin said...

YES! Count me in to that field trip. I've always wanted to go!
LOVE that table!! Great find.

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

love it all!

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

Very purty! Perfection!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

This is PERFECT!!! What a great find! ox

Sara said...

I saw "lyre" then "AXO" and I went WOOT (2003 Iota chapter alum here)! Love the table (and the blog...though I have no idea how I ended up here so I can't give credit where credit is due)!