Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Face-down Tuesday - 3.1.11

Face-down Tuesday - 3.1.11

I'm still feeling pretty crummy so being face down wasn't too terribly unpleasant today. It's a good napping position. Better with a pillow underneath...

Anyhoo, this is me at the table I inherited from my grandparents. It was in their kitchen for something like 60 years and nearly everyone who came into their home got to carve their name in it. It all stared with the small artist's palette that can be seen to the right of my wrist that was carved by my great-grandfather.

It's strange to see this table in my house now, and not theirs, but I am very happy to have it. If this table could talk...

12 comments:

Spirited Earth said...

i love the history of your table and while it's not the focus of face down tuesdays..it's very cool.
i've had a maple parsons table for 30yrs..now thinkin' we should have been carving on it all this time.

krakenmosaics.com said...

That table is awesome! The most brilliant idea I've seen in years.

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

The story about the table is awesome. I love family history like that.

Nic :) said...

Love your blog, have given it a "stylish blogger award" because every post makes me smile!

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Hope you're well!
I am loving your posts!
x

Courtney said...

What a fantastic table!

mairedodd said...

what an absolute treasure... you are surrounded by the talent and art of your family - it must be very reaffirming in times of doubt...

FryeStyle said...

I'd like to rub my hands over all the carvings. What a great piece of art. You should make shards from some of them - press the clay right into the carving - or make a mold first.

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

That table is the best thing I've seen all day (longer, actually). Love it. xo

Libby Leuchtman said...

That table is amazing. How lucky that you still have it in your family.
Feel better soon

Rebecca said...

LOVE your table. What a brilliant idea! It's not quite the same, but I had a wooden pencil case which all of my friends at school wrote on and I loved it...then one day I got back from something or other and my parents had sanded it all down and varnished it....I was gutted but they just couldn't understand why I preferred the graffiti-ed version! Hope you feel better soon.

Julia said...

Another great Facedown photo. Thanks for sharing your table too. Gimme some treasure like that instead of the fancy flatware and crystal any day.

Winchell Clayworks said...

I was thinking "giant texture sheet" too. Very cool..