This week while out “Thrifting with the Gals” at one of my favorite second hand shops, The Cottage by the Brook I found this rustic, folding, wooden second hand table. She was sitting right in front of the Bargain Barn surrounded by the cutest rattan chairs.
I’ve often thought of a long wooden table for our farmer’s porch deck at our home in Vermont. I couldn’t stop looking at this beauty. I loved the size and the fact that the legs fold in just like an old card table.
The chairs around the table were cute but would really need some heavy-duty cushions. And as luck would have it I have 5 rattan green chairs that I picked up at an estate sale a couple of years back that would fit this table perfectly.
I wanted to be sure that the folding legs worked properly. And they certainly did, making it an easy fit right into my car.
Once I got it home I cleaned up this second hand table with some Murphy Oil, which gave it a nice rich color and shine.
The table is definitely chippy, has some paint marks on it, etc… But, honestly, that is what I just adore about this piece.
I couldn’t wait to rearrange the deck and see how the green rattan chairs would fit around this second hand table. A quick trip to the store for a fresh bouquet of summer flowers set the stage and I was immediately feeling all the breakfast table vibes.
Styling a Simple Breakfast Table
If you’ve been following along with me you know that I love collecting blue and white dishwares. It’s such a beautiful way to mix and match different patterns to create a simple yet stylish table.
Colored glassware is always a fun way to add color to a table. I’ve collected a few cobalt blue glasses while out thrifting for our tables in both Maine and Vermont. I also use my mother’s brown glassware in the fall that I also love.
I have found that this collection of vintage brass candlesticks comes in super handy. I use these in almost all my tablescapes along with so many other spaces in our home. They are definitely a thrifted favorite!
The green rattan chairs with the red cushions, that I had covered last year fit beautifully with the table. I am one chair short though, as these five chairs are part of an estate sale set that goes with a round table…
My mother’s vintage sterling silverware always adds that special touch to every table, even this second hand table. Keeping it all simple is key for us.
We don’t eat much for breakfast around here. Some bagels, fruit, and coffee suit us just fine. It also makes for an easy setup and clean-up too.
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