December 6, 2014 by Terry
Fast 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…
I 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.
I 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:
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)
… the chairs :0)