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1910 Special Order Eaton’s Catalogue Dining Table

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December 6, 2014 by Terry

Eaton's catalogue coverWay back in 1910 Mr. D. Mc Kenzie browsed through the Eaton’s Catalogue and decided that this dining table ( the one for $6.90 ) was the one for his family’s dining needs…

eatons190900eatouoft_0207He ordered it and had it delivered to his home in Saskatchewan.

IMG_6093 IMG_6097 IMG_6098Fast forward 104 years to a hockey tournament in Strathmore, Alberta.  This is where I found this lovely little light oak table.  We were there for our boys’ hockey tournament and I thought I’d like to check out a little antique store I spotted while driving through the downtown.

I couldn’t resist the legs … the old dry light oak … the tongue and groove square top…

DSCN3934DSCN3925I am always amazed how much my Enclave can hold!  We had the table, both boy’s hockey gear and the team jerseys …plus our own luggage in there!  Not to mention I made my husband stop through Calgary on our way home “just to look” at one of the thrift stores I like there… I also ended up squeezing the bottom half of a mid century modern china cabinet into the vehicle before we finally headed for home! I went back the next day for the top.   Did I ever mention how much I love my Enclave?  :0)

Anyways, I could hardly wait to get home and put the table together!  These aren’t the most flattering pictures but it’s all I have for now since the batteries died for the camera during the photo shoot.

DSCN3926 DSCN3936It is gorgeous with it’s 5 legs!

DSCN3921I know, I know… this is probably the 5th table we have had.  Someday I will find “the one”, for now it’s just a pleasure trying to find it. I listed the last one for sale right away and it sold within a couple days.

To see my previous tables click on the following links:

From Drab To Fab

Chippy Farmhouse Dining Table

A Tale of a New Table

I do need to find (or make) an extension leaf for it as it does only seat 4 people right now but that’s minor … I’m in love with it so we’ll make do until I can find a leaf.

I love that it comes with a history, maybe that is what makes it so attractive and beautiful … I like to imagine a family 104 years ago sitting down to a family meal :0)

DSCN3926And while our table keeps changing, at least one thing remains the same

… the chairs :0)

Smiles!

Terry

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12 thoughts on “1910 Special Order Eaton’s Catalogue Dining Table

  1. Lol you and your dining table, me and my coffee table! Finally we’re both satisfied…right? We are, right? Well regardless you have a beautiful table right NOW! I would have loved a video of you cramming your car full…

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  2. rebecca says:

    That’s a great story to go with the table.

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    • It is isn’t it? I can’t believe it has survived this long and is in almost perfect condition! Must be quality! While looking through the catalogue one thing i noticed was that clothing was three times the price of the furniture! How wierd is that? (also you could order a double barrel pistol…lol)
      Smiles!

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  3. I truly love your eye for taste. I love those table legs, and a leg in the center, first for me. Really unique and history to boot. A definite conversation piece. My entire house is a work in progress. I keep trying and changing décor until I get it right! You love your Enclave, but it loves you more! Great post.

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    • Thank you Linda for the kind compliments! If you like this table, you should see the antique one I have in my garage… it has 6 legs!!! It is so grand and beautiful!…except it is in really rough shape with many broken little parts to put back together…hmmm … someday! :) I think a home is and will always be a work in progress just because as we mature our tastes grow and change. I love change :)
      I hope you are having a great weekend!
      Smiles!
      Terry

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  4. The wheels are a good idea! I always get tasked with moving tables so wheels are a blessing lol. ;)

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    • I agree! I’m not sure they are the original castors though … I wonder if they shouldn’t have the metal castors. Plastic wheels in 1910? I’ll have to look that one up :0)
      Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment!
      Smiles!
      Terry

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  5. […] For those of you just beginning to get to know me, well … lets just say … I have a “history” with dining tables!    (check that out here) […]

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