Saturday, May 1, 2010

Alpine table

My husband's passion for older books, brings us often to second hand stores like Salvation Army stores. I usually head for the furniture area. I've come across a few treasures in the past. Our most recent find is a long and narrow table you put at the back of a sofa. It has a bit of a Swiss Alpine style, which we thought would be perfect for the library. I believe it's made of oak or some other kind of hard wood and has a nice patina. I don't know how old it is, but we love it; I think it has a nice energy to it. One of my favorite interior design books is Alpine Interiors and I find that the gingerbread details on our house and on our shed are very much reminiscent of a Swiss or Germanic chalet. It also reminds me of the style of furniture you see in Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The furniture in the home of the seven dwarfs, of course... not the evil queen.


sunshine said...

Swiss Alpine.
I've heard of it but to be honest, I didn't know the style. :) Now I do!
What an amazing find! That table is beautiful and so true to the style of your home for all the reasons you mentioned.
I love it!
Cute baby on the back of the couch! :P


Astrid said...
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A. Kadowaki Busby said...

Hello Laura,
Sorry for this late reply, I came back just yesterday from visiting my mom in Quebec. Yes, that table is a great find, we get lucky once in a while, but one does have to be able to withstand the offensive visuals and stale aroma these second hand stores have to offer.
Thanks for dropping in.


The Blackwood Cottage said...

That is a great find!! I wish my husband would go along on my book and furniture hunts, he is going to hear about this post. Ha!