Sunday, October 16, 2011

Small Makeover

Hello everyone,
        Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We enjoyed out belated Thanksgiving dinner here today with all 23 of us.We are fortunate to have all of our children living close by. My favorite part of our family get togethers is seeing all the grandchildren having so much fun after they finish with dinner just running around and giggling.
   Since it is Metamorphosis Monday I though I would show you a little makeover that I did a few weeks ago.The table above is one that we had for years and I had planned on painting it for awhile but just never got around to it but finally it got a couple of coats of Victoriana paint.
I put an old lace tablecloth on it with a pic of grandson Sam and a bouquet of hydrangeas from the garden.

In behind I have this platter that I got on the 70 mile yard sale for $1.50 and we put it to good use today for our sliced turkey.
I also got this pretty brown and white transferware covered dish there also for $8. I love little covered dished so I was happy to find another one.
While we are on the topic here is another larger one that I also bought recently for a few dollars.

This is the table before it was painted-well it is partly painted here as I almost forgot to take a picture.
Well, it is not a big transformation but it brightened up this little corner rather nicely I thought and I was happy I finally got around to doing it.

If you would like to see lots more, visit BNOTP for Metamorphosis Monday if you have not already.  I am also joining the house in the roses for Show off your Cottage Monday and  there are lots of interesting things to see there too so go ahead and enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by!



FinsFan said...

Hi Carolyn- gorgeous pics as always! Love your doorway area-so warm and welcoming oxxo Have a great one :)

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, a beautiful transformation. The table looks great with its' new coat of paint. Love your brown transfer ware. Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with your family:)

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
I like the table much better with the paint colour and it fits right into that corner perfectly.
Wow, 23 for dinner - we won't get that high until the grands start to marry and have children. :-)
Small family dinners are pretty quiet, especially now that the kids are older.

High Street Cottage said...

The table looks gorgeous, I have one to paint this week for my booth, lots of work, but when you see the end result just so pretty! Love your flowers too, they play so beautifully against the china.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It's so wonderful when the entire family can gather at once! Well done. You have so many beautiful corners in your place. Your table is sweet with your new covered dishes in my favorite colors! It's all picture perfect with that darling cottage shelf hung over it! Happy Thanksgiving!

June said...

I think that table has such a beautiful form Carolyn and painting it sure brings that out. It is the perfect size for your corner.
I am so glad to hear your Thanksgiving celebration was a wonderful time. And I agree with you about having all the little ones around having fun at gram's house.

Your gardens are gorgeous all arrayed in their Fall colors. And your photos are amazing of Quebec. I can't believe how beautiful it is there.
hugs from here...

Cindy said...

Sweet vignette and your little table is so pretty.

Deborah said...

That corner looks so nice Carolyn!
Love the cabinent above it too!
Ahhh your grandson is sweet and love the hydrangeas!!
Have a great week!

Deborah xo

Cindy said...

Your little table is lovely and it really makes that corner pretty.
Hugs, Cindy

podso said...

Carolyn it sure does brighten up the corner. I love that platter you found --it looks like Johnson Bros. I'm glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving together. I'm wondering what Victorian paint is!

Charlene said...

Oh I LOVE the covered dishes. Transferware is so perfect for this time of year. And your platter divine. I know you will enjoy using all these goodies for years to come. Charlene

Victorian1885 said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving! Our Family time is so special as you know.. everyone grows up so quickly! Your table looks fabulous painted and adorned with your treasures! Have a wonderful week..


Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Great to read that all 23 of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, regardless the date you managed to get together. That is important and makes for fond memories to cherish. It also soothes the worries about a little one... Let's count our blessings!
Love to you,


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The table looks nice all painted up~and as usual you style it just like it is in a magazine! Love the turkey platter and transferware. I am hoping one day I will find a purple transferware turkey platter!

Elzie said...

I just love that table. It's so unlike the ones we uses to have.
And beautiful pics as always.
Hope you have a nice Monday.
Love Elzie

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a beautiful post!Your table looks great and gorgeous shots. Love the makeover.Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Janet said...

I just love your little table and vignette! Such great finds, too!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How created such an enchanting corner and your screen door is wonderful!

Susan said...

Hi Carolyn...Love the table transformation. Beautiful! Great job. Susan

Linda said...

You did it again, Carolyn! It looks lovely. I love the way the sun is streaming through you doorway there - you captured a feeling of warmth and sunshine through your camera lense...

Wow! You always manage to find the most wonderful treasures at the sales. Lucky. Lucky.

Wishing you a beautiful week ahead,


Shabby soul said...

The table looks so cosy now.
Lucky you my sweet Carolyn: you're 23 all very closed! This is a family!
And your hydrangeas are beautiful too
Have a nice day

Deb said...

Oh my goodness! That first picture is beautiful - it looks like a magazine! I love the table :) Beautiful!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Glad to hear your thanksgiving lunch was such a great success. It must be lovely having a big family and all living close by. I hope my daughters will stay in the neighbourhood too when they leave home :-)!

The table looks great!

Happy new week,

Madelief x

sabrymagic said...

This beautiful china and good job for the table
Good start of the week

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, your table looks much nicer now. I LOVE the bouquet of hydrangeas and that sweet little cabinet overhead! Sweet little covered dish too!


~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Such a lovely picture of the table with the sweet screen door beside it! Your home must be beautiful.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Carolyn...your small makeover packed a big punch! Love it!

Sabrina said...

Love, Love that front door!