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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Not sure...

I have acquired a table from my father- in-law. It's not my usual taste, but I've always rather liked it. In fact, we had it in our very first house in Hackney but swapped it for something different when we moved here. It's a late 1950s/early 1960s Swedish table. I've seen some similar ones in magazines, but it was a pic in Selena Lake's book Romantic Style that sort of got me thinking that it might work in our house. I'm going to live with it for a few weeks and see...not sure at the moment, really not sure.

Selina Lake's version. Pic taken from Romantic Style. Photo: Debi Treloar. Book published by Ryland, Peters & Small
Our first house was a tiny  railwayman's cottage, hidden away in Hackney, East London. It was Victorian and had beautiful pine floorboards. I always liked the modern white of the table against the old wood floor (and I loved that house so very much, but there was no room in it for babies!). Our current house is modern, and so there is no new/old contrast. One to think about, anyway.


  1. I think it looks lovely and I love the room it's in. Beautiful pictures on the wall and lovely jug of flowers. I notice you have Angie Lewin's book on the table. I was hoping to get to her exhibition in London this week with Mark Hearld & Emily Sutton but it is closing on Friday now instead of Saturday due to road closures/Jubilee so not sure if I'll be able to make it now.

  2. I didn't know that exhibition was on - I would have loved it. She is so talented and I absolutely love her book. Thanks for your kind comments. My bird tapestries on the walls were an auction bargain last year, I just saw them and had to have them. Fortunately, nobody
    else felt the same way, so they were very reasonable.