Monday, March 30, 2009

Blue Monday


After my mother passed away, Daughter Amber bought the house that had been my childhood home. It was my sisters and my task to go through our mother's belongings. We left the dining room table and chairs in the attic. The table was not sturdy and the chairs needed upholstered. Both the table and chairs needed refinished. My sister and I thought that we would have to dispose of the table and chairs but were not quite ready to do so. Amber has a friend whose hobby is refinishing old furniture. She had the table and chairs refinished and the chairs reupholstered. Amber was anxious for me to see the finished product. I was actually in awe of the beautiful refinished table and chairs. Of course, blue is my favorite color and that fact made them all the more appealing. I half jokingly told Amber that I would trade my dining room table and chairs for hers. She immediately agreed. She said that mine was less formal and would be better for her house.


This is the chair that was at the head of the table where Daddy sat
The table has two center pieces that I stored in the closet. After I get some help rearranging the sideboard, I plan to place the table in the center of the room.
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45 comments:

Jeni said...

Looks beautiful to me. I love the blue upholstery cover -very sharp!

Diane said...

What a precious daughter and a lovely piece of your childhood to now have in your own home! Is it a Duncan Phife? (sp?) That's what it looks like. I cannot imagine how excited you are to have it! I am so happy for you. Daughter Amber deserves a huge 'Kudos' for this one! Have a great day, Sweetie!

Many hugs............

Diane

Smilingsal said...

I wish that Amber's friend lived close enough to me to refinish a piece of furniture. He did a gorgeous job. I'm glad you traded; I think you may have got the best of the deal. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Knitty said...

The set is beautiful. It must feel so good to have it in your home.

Bo said...

Hi Sweetie...wow, what a beautiful dining set...I can't help but notice your gorgeous new floors too! ;-) Bo

bj said...

Oh, Sweetie, these are just beautiful. I am so glad you have the table and chairs...
xo bj

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

That was so sweet of your daughter to have the table and chairs redone. I know they are a special treasure to you. They are absolutely lovely.

Mary said...

Your daughter's friend did a really great job on the chairs. The color off the velvet is a real eye catcher. Just beautiful.

Constance said...

That's beautiful! How wonderful to sit there and recall childhood memories!

A friend of mine whose children were small at the time, reupholstered her grandmother in laws chairs that they had inherited. They covered them with fabric but then heavy duty vinyl as well before securing them back into the framework. It was great because they always looked fabulous regardless of their little kids!
Connie

onlymehere said...

This is a beautiful dining room set and the memories are priceless! Whoever her friend is did a beautiful job on refinishing it. I can hardly wait to see the sideboard!

Happy To Be said...

GM Sweetie this looks awesome and so special that it was your Mom and Dads...just love it girl..Happy BLUE Monday to you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

happy blue monday! the dinning set looks good..

Raggedy Girl said...

What a precious thing to have and I love how the rug and the chair seats go together.

Have An Amazing Monday
from Roberta Anne-the Raggedy Girl

Nancy said...

Oh I loveeeeeeee that. How great of your daughter to trade so you could have this beautiful set back.
I'm sure it means so much to you.
Hope your day is going well.
Love Nancy

♥ Kathy said...

How beautiful Sweetie ♥ and I love the centerpiece on the table too! Happy Monday :)

Becky said...

Looks great.The rug underneath just matches!

Ruthie said...

I love those chairs! (You know blue is my favorite color, too)
Stop by for my Blogoversary. I thought of you when I posted, because you were the winner of my 100th post - my first give-away! And what a blessing it has been for me to know you.
Ruthie
P.S. I love all the Red Hat Society pictures.

Deb said...

Wow Sweetie! It's beautiful! Deb

CC said...

What a lovely dining table and chairs....and I love that rug underneath. I'm so happy for you that you have your childhood furniture. Happy Blue Monday, and have a lovely week.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Sweetie! What a beautiful set! And how special to have your parents' set. I can see wanting this set, and what a good job they did on the refinishing and upholstery. Loved seeing this...

Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mojo said...

Sounds like everybody was a winner in this case! Always great when that happens. And it's good you could preserve these -- not just for sentimental reasons, but also because they just don't build stuff like this anymore.

Valerie said...

What a lovely table and chairs set; the fact that it was from your childhood makes it even sweeter!

Thanks for stopping by and blessings to you from Kansas,
Valerie

Rafter's-n-Henderson said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful Blue Friday. I am really fond of your taste in colors... I also enjoy flowers on my table to match either the room or my table scape... Enjoy your day - Jaime

Picket said...

Oh how wonderful that you have such a piece of your history and that your sweet daughter swapped with you...I wish I could of bought my grandmother's home..ohhh what a treasure for your daughter.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

How wonderful that you have the set! I know you will cherish it always! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely Blue Monday.

Blessings,
Sandi

ellen b. said...

Oh Sweetie, The table and chairs are so beautiful. Love the color of the wood and the new seats are a great shade of blue. Enjoy!!

Lynda said...

Sweetie, the table and chairs are gorgeous! And the sentimental value is priceless! How nice was that of your daughter to swap sets! She's a keeper, that's for sure!! Enjoy your beautiful dining room with fond memories.

Linda said...

Sweetie, the table and chairs are wonderful and I really like the blue fabric...the set really looks great on your rug. Hugs, Linda

Judy said...

What a beautiful table and chairs this turned out to be. I know you are thrilled to have them in your home and I am sure they hold wonderful memories for you of your childhood.

Barb said...

Love that you have the chair where you Dad used to sit.
What a wonderful memory.

Blessings, and thanks for coming by.

Barbara Jean

Mary from Boogieboard Cottage said...

Beautiful dining set and I really think your big family picture is something great, what a blessing to have a family like that. Thank you for visiting my blog! Mary :O)

Karen said...

Beautiful blue!!!! :o)

Debra said...

Just lovely! Happy Blue Monday!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Sweetie, I am so glad that this precious table and chairs is still part of the family. Your daughter is a real doll to have it refinished. It is beautiful. And the memories are the most valuable treasures. I am sure your parents are smiling down at you.
Hugs, Terrie

Margie said...

What a lovely set! The blue is just perfect for the chairs! Last summer we inherited my hubby's grandparents dining set, and I feel very blessed to have it in our home so that my hubby can cherish the memories every time he looks at it. Treasures like these are priceless, aren't they?

Have a lovely week!
Margie :)

Anne said...

It was like you were meant to have the table and chair set. =) Happy Blue Monday to you!

ivoryspring said...

Hi Sweetie,

Thank you for visiting. I am so glad the dining set is now loved and used again! :)

Neas Nuttiness said...

And it looks so perfect sitting on the blue rug!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Running late this week visiting blogs....Hope you had a great Blue Monday!
Susan

Femin Susan said...

How beautiful Sweetie..... Thanks for sharing......

Elizabeth said...

I love this dining set!

The Muse said...

I love the backs of the chairs....all the circles are intertwined...just as you and your family are...
What a nice way to bring your memories to life :)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh Sweetie , I know you are proud of this set. It looks wonderful !

Femin Susan said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comment.
Feel free to visit again.
Keep posting...........

Neabear said...

The table and chairs turned out so pretty. How nice they got refinished back to their former glory. I am glad you have them now.