Saturday, May 28, 2011

Antique Tatted Doilie Table

 Have I told you the reason I am so in love with antiques?  No?  Well, it is because they have a story behind them.  The idea that I own something that someone else used and likely loved before me makes my heart flutter.  With this beautiful table I envision a sweet little Grandma sitting in her rocking chair tatting these gorgeous doilies.  The doilies are so delicate and the detail so incredible, that they must have been made with love.

Click {HERE} to see the before pics.

And now, meet Tattiana:

We got this table from a sweet elderly couple in Bluffdale, the same place I got the antique drop-leaf table.  I initially went only to get the drop-leaf, but we began talking and I told her of my love for all things old so my son and I went on a tour of her home to see all of her treasures.   She is the one who had the brother that lived in Kansas and collected antiques.  He died at a very young age due to a heart attack.  She inherited some of his antiques, though I am not exactly sure if this table was one of them.  She did tell me that she knows that the doilies are over 100 years old. 

The only major repair we had to do on this piece was that the glass was cracked so I went and had a new piece cut to fit.  To re-finish this table we did a Caromal Colours Peppercorn basecoat with a Parchment top coat.  We applied toner, then finally Liberon wax to seal the paint.  I think the redo on this table turned out nothing short of incredible.  If my kids were a little older and I knew that they wouldn't break something this delicate, I might have kept it because I love it that much. 

One of the stores I have my furniture in, Forget Me Not Boutique, was having their grand opening sale this weekend so I took some pieces in yesterday.  This table was one of them.  As I was unloading there were a couple of nice ladies shopping and so on their way out they asked me how much the table was.  I told them the price and they said they loved it but had to get to work so would think about it.  As soon as they left, Molly, the boutique owner, and her mom came up to me to ask how much the table was because Molly's mom loved it, especially the tatting.  Molly's mom's Aunt Helen (I believe) used to tat and so this piece meant something  to her.  Molly's mom ended up buying this piece for $70.


Deborah March said...

Ooohhh, she's BEAUTIFUL in white. I think Molly's Mom got a GREAT buy!!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

You are totally speaking my language, as we love antiques too, and for the same reason. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party..that is a great looking piece.

Helen's Decor said...

Brenda, I'm loving your makeovers. I share a love of them after years of fighting it. Ha! I grew up with parents, who loved them. I had to dust them! Thanks for sharing your talent.
Helen of Helen's Decor

Christina {The Tattered Tag} said...

Hi Brenda~

What a lovely transformation and the doilies are such an added bonus!! I invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash.


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Anonymous said...

Deborah--Isn't she great! She did get a good buy, didn't she?

Debbie--Thanks! I so enjoy linking up to your parties!

Helen--I had to dust my mom's too! I am thanking her right now for instilling this love in me, even when I fought it!

Christina--Thank you. I would love to link up!

Is anyone else having troubles posting in Google Account? I sign in then it puts me at Anonymous!


Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Wow! I love it!! I would love for you to link up tomorrow at "It's a Party"!

shanna said...

This is one of my favorite pieces you have done so far

Anonymous said...

Hey, I just remembered something, your GreatGrand Nana used to Tat, and boy was it teeny...

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