Wednesday

~A Table Story~

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The table, we ordered, was delivered Tuesday afternoon. 

Furniture maker, Jake, told us about a 100 year old barn, destroyed by one of Missouri’s infamous tornadoes, a couple of years ago.  He was given the old barn, for the clean up, after the storm.  Since then he has taken those old barn boards and beams and turned them into beautiful and useful pieces of furniture.

Jake, 31 years old, learned his craft from his father.

The legs on our table, were turned from lengths of the massive barn beams.  The top and sides are made of the barn siding boards.  The only new wood used is in the drawer.

The old barn wood is filled with holes, mars and scars from 100 years of good work on a Missouri farm.  This makes our table even more special.

When Jake, with J’s help, brought the table and benches into the condo, I was all smiles.  I absolutely love it. It is the perfect table for our lake place.  I know I can seat 6 around the table and may be able to squeeze a couple more places in, for 8.

Jake delivered another piece of furniture and loaded it into our truck.  We took it home last night and set it in the breakfast room.  I’ll tell you more about that piece, when we return home.

In the meantime, we are back at our lake place, where I set a humble table, to celebrate Susan’s 100th Tablescape Thursday.  It’s been awhile since I participated. 

Setting our new table is a wonderful way to celebrate 100 Tablescape Thursdays.

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Thank you Jake!

87 comments:

S. Etole said...

This is definitely love at first sight! You are most blessed.

Sherry said...

Pat,
That is gorgeous!! What a beautiful tablescape too! I love the goblets.
Sherry

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your tablescape is lovely and WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!! I Love your new table and benches. What wonderful history goes with those pieces.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Pat, what an awesome tablescape, that table is just amazing, love the benches too! I have to admit, I covet that table!

Nancy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a special table and beautiful setting-enjoy!

The Cedar Shingled Barn said...

What a beautiful table! The pics are amazing also! Thank you, I enjoyed your post very much!

XO,
Valerie

Allie and Pattie said...

Pat this is my absolute favorite table- you must be SO thrilled. I agree with your first commenter- you are indeed blessed
xoxo Pattie

Sailing Simply said...

OH how I love your new table! I knew it was going to be good when you described it was being made from old barn pieces. I love the color on it too! Your setting is gorgeous as usual, love all your pieces especially those goblets, placemats, and fish plates! Happy 100th TT Anniversary!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pat, I LOVE your new table. How great that it is made out of such old wood with such a great patina with all the nicks and scratches. I would love to have a table made out of old wood like that. I love your gorgeous setting and of course the best photos. I can't wait to see your other piece.

Janet said...

What a beautiful table Pat, so much history!

Lori Webster said...

Love the new table, Pat....and the photography is gorgeous, as always! Hope you don't mind me sharing this.

Cindy Rand said...

I am so jealous! How I wish I lived closer to Jake! Love the mix of paint and stain. And the decanter and goblets are lovely! Also thanks so much for your camera advise. I am going to check them out tomorrow!
Your so sweet~thanks!
Hugs, Cindy

thestonerabbit said...

Hi Pat!! I LOVE it that Jake is just 31 years old and is such a fabulous artisan!! I REALLY LOVE that his dad taught him to make such amazing pieces as that table of yours!! AND I triple LOVE that he uses reclaimed wood....wood with history...wood that will continue to give joy to the new owners! What a thrill to have that wonderful table and the benches! They are truly beautiful.

Of course, your table scape is just the icing on the cake!!! If tables could smile..yours would be doing that right now! I know I am!

L, Dana

W.C.Camp said...

When you ordered it, I knew it would be nice but I wasn't so sure about using old wood. But wow it really looks great with the perfect combination of old world craftsmanship and 21st century panache! Love the fish dish too and I like even saying better ... FISH DISH - FISH DISH - FISH DISH! W.C.C.

Pat@deepintheheart said...

I love your table! It's beautiful. I also love the goblets. I'm anxious to see the other piece of furniture.

Rita May said...

love the table, the shutters, the window, the placemats, dishes...oh I just love it all!
Cheers!
Rita

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat! I know you must be thrilled! I am in love with your table and benches and how great that they came from an old historic barn. That makes it even better!

Your tablescape looks super on there, and your wire cloche is WONDERFUL. Love the texture of that piece, and I also adore your goblets. I just love the whole thing!

Happy Tablescape Thursday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Dining Delight said...

Happy 100th week of TT to you! Fantastic table and what history behind it! The 'scape you created on it looks wonderful! Great pics as always!

DD

Kathleen said...

The stories that table could tell! It is charming, and your scape is lovely!
Since winter, oh my. Any withdrawal symptoms? :)
Can't wait to see the other piece, you tease you!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! Beautiful!Jake is very talented. Your tablesetting for the table is perfect . Your did good!

salmagundi said...

I love furniture with a history - new history, old history, and in this case - combined history!! Enjoy it. Sally

Sheila said...

You know my Missouri heart would go pitter patter when I saw the table! What a beautiful piece of handicraft...& a special piece to be handed down. Your table setting is gorgeous & I too love the goblets! I'm heading to Indy on Sat., especially to make a trip to Homegoods!

Entertaining Women said...

Your new table is a treasure! Congratulations. The tablescape is beautifully balanced; you have a good eye for design. I particularly like the glorious blue goblet. Thank you for sharing your talent. Cherry Kay

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Wow, gorgeous! I love the story of the origins of the wood in your beautiful table and benches, Pat. Just stunning.

Sheree said...

Oh wow Pat! I love it!

See now, if this was me I would have a really hard time not taking that table and chairs back home with me to have on a daily basis! You did good...:)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OMG Pat I L♥ve it...it looks just like it was painted with milk paint and I bet it weights a ton...Your photos are indeed once again just beautiful girl...You do come up with the best stuff...Thanks for a fun post Pat...Hugs and smiles to ya, Gl♥ria

Through My Red Door said...

Pat-I love stories like this one! Your table is gorgeous and I love your blog too, very pretty!

susan said...

I am in love with this table! I just love furniture made with reclaimed wood. I love knowing that it has a history. Can't wait to see the other piece. Jake is a talented young man! Love your table setting!

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Mimi said...

What charming pieces of furniture, Pat. Your tablescape is simple, yet very elegant. I am in awe of your photography skills.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

A piece of art! I want to run my hand over the top of it! Beautiful!
And your tablescape does it justice!
Yvonne

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What beautiful work that young man does! The table is marvelous! The placemats are perfect with it! Love those glasses! The whole tablescape came together so well, along with the boat painting on the wall!

Katherine

dec0r8or said...

Great table, and a great story to go with it, Pat! And of course, another great tablescape to entertain us all! Thanks for the eye candy!

marlis said...

I love the table, wow are you blessed. It's gorgeous. I would to be able to run my fingers over the wood. I loved those little fish dishes and the bi-colored glasses. It would be so fun to sit with you at that table.

Sharlotte said...

Always a joy to visit...your table is so fresh and inviting. The little fish bowls are precious! Love the little shells too in the white bowls. As always, enjoyed your crystal clear pictures!
Sharlotte

xinex said...

It's beautiful, Pat! I love it, such a pretty farm table, love the benches and the color. Your tablescape is gorgeous!...Christine

Adrienne said...

What an incredible heritage in your new table! It's just perfect in your lake home. So lovely and your tablesetting fits it so well.
~Adrienne~

Anita said...

LOVE your new table!!! And of course the tablescape is gorgeous as always!

D said...

Hi, Pat,
I know you are so proud of your beautiful,new table. I'm glad we "all" get to enjoy it. :)
D

Helen said...

Can a table be scrumptious?
Yours is!!!!!

Rowan said...

How marvellous that wood from the old barn has been given a new lease of life instead of just rotting away or being burned. Your tablescape is lovely, elegant but rustic as well. I love that rattan tray.

Johanna said...

Pat,
what a blessed idea to use this old woood insted of throwing away it. I imagine how much have this old wooden boards seen and exyperienced. And what awesome table and benches Jake made of them. Really outstanding. Would love to have them, too.
So you did right not to cover this pretty surface of the table. I love your tablesetting, especially how the pretty glasses catch the colors of the amazing fish plates. Thank your for sharing this and I hope you will enjoy this pretty table everytime with lots of nice meals and lovely guests.
Greetings, Johanna

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That table is just wonderful Pat! Really, I am so impressed! And your tablescape is so pretty, the glassware and the pretty dishes, just beautiful!
Cindy

bj said...

I do love that beautiful table.
You have it set to perfection!!

Carol said...

Wow, what a beautiful table! And such history behind it, how cool!
Carol in GA
http://antiquesanduniques.blogspot.com

Lacy said...

beautiful Pat!!..thanks for sharing!..lacy

Southern Lady said...

Oh, what a beautiful treasure, Pat ... and to think it was crafted from pieces of that old barn. I'm sure you will enjoy it even more because of its history. It is truly a work of art!

Picket said...

Oh my word girl!!! Just looking at that glorious treasure brings tears to my eyes..a 100 years of life perserved in the very grain of that table and the talent of that young man turning it into such a beautiful thing.. oh my word! I want to touch it so bad I could squeal...girl I love this and I love that it has found a home with you who will give it many more memories to hold...the table setting is just pure 'Pat' eyecandy for sure...but the table is pure 'heart' candy....touch it for me Pat...love ya girl...~Picket~

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I'm so happy to see that the barn has been transformed into another useful but beautiful object! And your table is serene and simple--perfect for a lake house! Linda

Jen said...

What a beautiful table Pat. How interesting to hear about the origin. Makes it that more special

Jeannette

Barbara said...

What a beautiful table! Isn't it wonderful to think of the history of the wood and now all the good times that will be enjoyed at that table It is truly a treasure. Your tablescape shows it off beautifully. I especially like your wired cloche.

craftyles said...

I absolutely love your table and the history behind it. You've shown it off beautifully with the great table setting!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Stunning. Your table and benches are just gorgeous. Such beautiful workmanship. I love the natural with the green. So pretty. Your tablescape is just fabulous too. I love the touches of the coast you added and all the beautiful natural elements. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

Catherine Holman said...

I've always wanted a long harvest table for my dining room. But, I don't want to give up the round table that I painted for that room.

once in a blue moon... said...

love your table, the colors are perfect... and the wall is fab too! love it all, perfect table with perfect pieces surrounding you and gorgeous photos... heavy sigh, i love starting my day content!

Sue said...

What an absolutely beautiful table! And your table setting suits it to a T. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I have visited your blog often, your photography is stunning.

Stephanie said...

It came out GORGEOUS!!! I love it! May you enjoy many happy family meals at the table together!

Carolyn said...

Oh Pat! I love the table and the history is so special. I know you will enjoy it for years!
Carolyn

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

What a wonderful idea and what a gorgeous addition to your home, Pat!
Brenda

Rochelle said...

I am so loving your new/old table! IT IS GORGEOUS!!
-Rochelle

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is wonderful! No wonder you are so excited. I love how you followed the color of the table with your table setting. The boat picture picks up the colors on the table, the goblets are wonderful (I want them) and everything you used, I love.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love the table.

Cindy said...

What a beautiful table, and to know the history of it makes it even more attractive. Your tablescape is lovely, too, the blue and green goblets, especially.
Hugs, Cindy S

Kris said...

My first thoughts are, how lovely and what a blessed woman you are. I glanced to the left and that was the first sentence of another most happy and appreciative follower! Your photos are so amazing and truly exude your lovely persona. Thank you Pat, for great things to savor, enjoy and inspire. What a soothing palette you have created with long lived beauty in recycle.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Pat, what a delightful story of how your table came to be! You have set it just right, with the textured mats and simple but elegant white dishes. May you enjoy it for many years!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I'm in love.....

Kathysue said...

Hi Pat, Oh MY!!! I love love love this table. How perfect for your home and I love the story of its beginnings. You did a wonderful tablescape as always!!! You know what you love and I love it too!!! Thanks for stopping by. I think it will be fun to make the plans for my Someday family room. Who knows what I will discover about myself along the way!!! Have a great weekend, sweet and talented friend,Kathysue

Angie said...

Thanks for stopping by today! It gave me an opportunity to come back here and see this beautiful table. It is gorgeous.

Marianne@Songbird said...

Oh I love that table. How wonderful that it arrived so quickly. I love the old farm style, the re-used wood and the drawers. I guess I love everything about it. Congrats on a beautiful table!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Pat, what a beautiful piece of art the table and benches are! I'd drive up there and commission one for myself if I could think of where to put it in my house. I love re-used wood with a history, and this is a perfect re-use of the wood. I can't wait to see what he made for your full-time residence. Your tablescape is so pretty. Love those fish dishes and that wire cloche over the apples. laurie

Atelier de Charo said...

Gorgeous setting!!! All looks so beautiful.

Hugs
Charo

Terri said...

That table couldn't be more perfect. The setting is absolutely gorgeous too.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Your new table is wonderful and I love your tablescape! The blue goblets are gorgeous!

Donna

Kat said...

Beee-u-tiful!

Hugs,
Kat

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Pat, simply gorgeous...there's nothing more to say! Linda

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

Your table and bench is a work of art. Jake is really talented. What a wonderful way to reclaim wood, so very green. You dressed your new table beautifully. The dishes and goblets are gorgeous. And the extra eye candy is fabulous, the tray with decanter and the apples under the wire cloche.

All the Best,

Requi

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful table! And you've set it so beautifully -- love your beach top tablescape today -- we're all wishing for a day at the beach after viewing this. Can't wait to see how you set this table again and again -- looking forward to traveling across tabletop land with you for Susan's next 100!

Debbie said...

I'm crazy about that table! What a beautifully primitive piece. Your tablescape is completely LOVELY as well. I have never seen a thing on your blog that failed to delight me.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Hi Pat, The table is absolutely amazing!!! A beautiful perservation of history! And I love your tablescape! Beautiful and enchanting as always! I always gain such wonderful ideas from you! :)

Thanks for your encouraging and kind words on my blog(s). I didn't know about your grandson, and am so sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to you and your family! You are one of the VERY few, who as you gained popularity with your blog, have always taken the time to cultivate the old and new "blogging friendships!" You are always so kind and encouraging in your comments! And SO VERY gifted with a camera, and in keeping your home beautiful! You are one in a million, dear friend! :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Pat...what a beautiful table! I just love that Jake made use of that wonderful old barn wood. Your tablescape is so pretty! The shell dishes are so perfect for summer. Thanks for joining in for our 100th TT. You've created some amazing tables over the last 100 tablescapes!
Susan

Mary said...

I sooooo love this table with benches~ even more special since it is reclaimed wood with a history & a story...full of holes & scars. What a craftsman he is at his age! Beautiful table & setting :-)

Sewconsult said...

i am envious! Love the table & benches. The goblets need to come to my house... now, I will have to find some similar!
Beckie

Melanie said...

What a perfect table! And I must say - your place settings are so gorgeous - you really have an eye for that. Definitely magazine-worthy settings and photos.

~Melanie
www.comfyhouse.blogspot.com

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Pat! Your table is just gorgeous...so much character!@ And i love your tablescape! I am glad you are going to Beaufort, NC! You will love it! Be sure to have shrimp and grits at Clawson's! Yum! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

The Tablescaper said...

Such a glorious tablescape set upon such an outstanding table. It is simply wonderful.

Hope to see you at Summer Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

I love this table. I was wondering if the individual that made the table lived near you? I also live in Missouri near the Springfield area.

I have been wanting a farmhouse style table. My mother was just given permission to take all the wood she wanted from my great grandmothers barn which is falling down. The barn is at least 100 years old and I think this would be a wonderful way to have such a treasure in my home.

Would you email me and let me know if this is something he might could do?

blankenship4christ@yahoo.com

Mary said...

Would Jake like to move South!!!!?
I would get him plenty of work - his craftmanship is awesome.

Love the table Pat and what you did for the tablescape - you are the best!