With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Show and Tell Friday ~ Smoking Table

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Show and Tell Friday ~ Smoking Table

This sweet little table was made by John's grandfather and given to us many years ago from John's Aunt Marie.
It is a smoking table and held JHH Seniors pipe and smoking paraphernalia. 
 Originally there was a small drawer in the front but was missing when we received it.
John closed the opening with a piece of wood and I attached a decorative piece before painting over the dark stain.
I didn't have to create a 'chippy' look as everything at my place gets nicks and dings the old fashioned way... just by living with it
Vintage photos
 John Senior is on the left c.1920's
JHH Sr. in his Mays Landing, New Jersey garden in the late 50's.

Joining Cindy @My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday!


Julie Harward said...

I love the little table, didn't know there was such a thing as a smokers table. I love how you said you don't distress thing it just happens naturally..the best way! Love the pictures too! :D

Mildred said...

I love that sweet table and its history and the vintage photos are priceless. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Heather said...

wow what a wonderful piece of furniture to have.....and it turned out wonderful with the wood to cover the drawer and trim very nice indeed!! ~Great photos ~Love Heather

NanaDiana said...

I am going to try this again. I keep losing posts here for some reason. I can't figure out why that happens here..

Anyway- I love your little smoking stand. A great idea to put that piece across the front and add the wood applique to it.

I have my father's stand, too. I guess I should say I did-I gave it to my son last Christmas for his new house. It is green a still has quite a bit of gilt on it. I don't know where he found it but it looks like it belonged to someone that had a bit of wealth. I will have to take a picture of it when my son gets everything set up at his house.

Our stuff gets knicked and bumped and banged too when the grands are here...but I want them to be able to live in the house. They do know to be good with things so they aren't destructive...just kids being kids...and NO jumping on the furniture-lol

Off to bed for me...work will roll around early tomorrow! Hugs..have a wonderful weekend- xxoo Diana

marie said...

That's such a sweet table and the "missing drawer" solution was a great one! What's even better is the memory attached to it. I have a piece of furniture that my Dad made ~ it's such a blessing to have that little part of him.

RĂ³mulo Vela Cervantes said...

I love the carpentry, the sweet table is a precious work of art, full of delicacy, something special for special place. :D

Beth said...

I love the photo and the tables! Beautiful!

Flourchild said...

Antique furniture is the best! What a great post!

crochet lady said...

That is a great table and so much sweeter with the family history attached.

Natasha said...

I never knew they were called smoking tables. It is such a lovely piece of furniture. How special that you have it in your family home now.

Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,

Ann said...

What a great little table. Love your restoration job. I've always thought that the distressed look was great, didn't have to worry as much about getting dings or scratches :)

Snippety Gibbet said...

What a cool little table. I'd never heard of a smoking table before. You and your sweetie did a nice restoration job.

Laurie said...

What a beautiful table - I never would have guessed its original purpose! Your sharing the pictures of John's grandfather gives it such a personal touch. I loved your comment about not needing to create a chippy look; the same thing happens here! Nothing is too precious except the grandchildren!

pam said...

I love the vintage photo....those short stubby ties are a hoot.

tales from an oc cottage said...

LOVE that table!!!

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Diana (Di) said...

LDH, what a lovely tribute and constant reminder of family. Preserving those gifts keeps the genealogy alive, along with a record of the old photos. Great post.

Haddock said...

That table is a real find and good to see that you have preserved it.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

A very sweet table, just so cute. I know you enjoy it because of the memories.

Terrell said...

How fabulous is this piece!! I just love it! I love the entire post too...sooo fun! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your sweet blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link your creations up at my link party - Fabulous Friday Finds! Hope to see you there!
~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~


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