Oh, friends, I’m in love! With this antique work table or is it an antique drafting table? Either way, she came home with me this weekend and is sitting ever so pretty in the Maine dining room!
I found this antique work table at one of Sage Farms Antiques’ pop-up weekend antique shows while out “Thrifting with the Gals“. They are definitely a must-visit if you are ever in this area. But, only open one weekend a month for antique shows, so be sure to check out their website or Facebook page before planning your visit.
Ella and I braved the weekend traffic and 90-degree temperatures to not miss this pop-up! Join me here to see more.
Antique Work Table
This table was marked as an old antique work table on its tag. The top slants down ever so slightly and has a top crease as if it used to open but it does not.
My guess is that it used to be a tall desk that was converted into an antique work table at one time.
Here you can see the slight top slant as if it may have been a drafting table, which I absolutely adore. But I honestly don’t think it was ever a drafting table.
Why the slant though? I have no idea. This is what is so enjoyable to me about collecting antique pieces with all their quirks and unique characteristics. You never know what was altered and what for in the past.
When I see a large piece like this, I always envision it in more than one place in our home. That way if I get it home and it doesn’t work, I always have a plan B.
I’ve had this space in our dining room that I have been looking to fill and it was a bit challenging because of this corner cabinet. But I think this antique work table fits in very nicely and I’ll be able to use and decorate it in so many ways!
They would look perfect hanging over this antique work table or drafting table? Just a simple wall switch.
Next, I went foraging for some summer weeds and wildflowers, Goldenrod, Queen Anne’s Lace, and Purple Loosestrife to create a flower arrangement for my new antique work table.
Do you collect and make summer weed arrangements too? Check out all this summer’s weed arrangements here.
Something as simple and small as a Queen Anne’s Lace bouquet in one of my mother’s pewter pitchers can be so inspiring.
Ok, back to this antique work table!
I found this old phone at Sage Farms Antiques’ too. I was originally going to put it on a nightstand in the guest bedroom, but I love its look on what I am now calling our antique desk and work table.
Now I really want to find a high stool or chair to go with this antique work table.
This antique work table and desk will now be home to my mother’s sterling silverware set too along with other desk-related items that we need to store.
Do you see the cute little cane chairs that I thrifted for free last week?
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