THE FRENCH FARM TABLE

2.03.2014

Hope y'all had a good weekend. We finally enjoyed some much warmer weather which was a nice break from the unusually cold we have had in the south this winter.

Are y'all ready to see the new farm table from France along with other changes made in the breakfast room? I guess I have made y'all wait long enough.



I know many of y'all, and I myself, loved the yellow table and chairs I was using before, but I love a real antique farm table and I truly lucked up on this find in Normandy last September.

These old tables are shorter and narrower than our newer ones. Mr. Savvy said folks must have been smaller in stature centuries ago.

I love that there is a large drawer at each end of the table. I have a few daily place mats and cloth napkins stored in them.

I was hoping the yellow chairs would work with this table, but they were too big. Luckily I had these six chairs in storage. These were purchased in the early 80's from Storehouse along with a butcher block farm style table which I still have. It was replaced with the yellow set.

These black chairs were a huge splurge for us in our young married years, but well worth every penny. They were made in Italy and the rush seats are still like new. The chairs were originally a teal blue color, but a few years ago I painted them black and distressed them.

I love the chunky table legs

and the thick planked cherry wood.

What is rare is that there are also two leafs that came with this table which I will share another time. I didn't even know until this was delivered that the whole top of the table lifts off and sets back down on pegs. It is all put together with pegs just like the buffet. The two leafs have holes and pegs that fit into each end of the table. The table will seat twelve with the leafs.

As you can see I added the red checked curtains back in here. Actually this is a new pair I ordered and replaced the burlap ones. With the yellow table gone I needed to add more color with the curtains.

Some art switching took place. The pheasant picture and this picture swapped spots. I didn't even have to move the nails. 





We're really loving this farm table. It actually fits the space better. 

You can see the before Here.

Have a super week!

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80 comments:

  1. It is beautiful Kim! I especially love the new buffalo check curtains.

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  2. Kim, what a fabulous table! Oh my, that thick planked cherry wood is just awesome and I love the chairs you are using! The room looks just beautiful and what a wonderful and great look your new buffalo check curtains made! This is a "Wow!" indeed!

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  3. Oh what great wood!! Wow, it is gorgeous, and I love the black chairs with it! People were definitely much smaller, because everything antique I have is for a petite person it seems.

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  4. Love, love, love the new table! The chairs look great too! What a fabulous change. It seems as if it was meant to be there! Have a great week!

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  5. OOH, I love it. Adore it, really... perfect for that space...I agree, it's a better fit all around.

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  6. I can see why you love it so. I'm dreamy eyed over it myself!

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  7. I love it. The patina is fabulous and the size just right. How wonderful you still have those chairs, Kim. They work great with the table.

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  8. allow me to harbor a bit of jealousy. i've been looking for two years for a rustic farm table that can seat 12. i've found it in yours... you know who to call if you find it doesn't work for you ;)

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    1. Sure thing, Sarah. You may need to go to France to hunt for one. Just saying. :)

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  9. LOVE the new look....and I'm drooling over that gorgeous table! Just wondering where you purchased the buffalo check curtains....I am in the market but that look for our master bedroom but have been unable to find them. Thank you! Suzy from PA. wkohr@comcast.net

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    1. Susan, they are from countrycurtains.com.

      thanks

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  10. What a beautiful table Kim and the black chairs go perfect!!

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  11. It was so worth the wait. I love the black chairs with it. Again, you have created pure perfection.

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  12. Fantastic table! That gorgeous, old wood tone - love it! Lucky duck!

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  13. The new table is gorgeous. I really loved the yellow one, but this is stunning too. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Oh yes, I was waiting for this reveal, it's just beautiful! Those chunky legs are fabulous and the black chairs complement it really nice.

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  15. I was one of those dying to see your French farm table! It is truly FABULOUS, Kim!!!! The drawers on each end are an added bonus, along with two extra leaves. Love, Love, Love your whole breakfast room...the checked panels, the lantern lighting, and how great to still have those chairs. They're perfect with the table. Oh, and the antique scale is the perfect centerpiece!!
    Mary Alice

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  16. I am laughing while I type this....who "just happens to have 6 other chairs in storage?" This is a stunner, Kim. Such a good purchase, and paired with the lantern and black chair....done! What will you do with your old chairs?

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  17. Kim,
    What a beautiful table! Your chairs are a perfect fit and I love the red checked curtains. Perfection!

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  18. Lovely, as always! I loved the yellow table, too, but this one is fabulous in its own right. It's good to have options!

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  19. Such a great looking table! I love the black chairs with it too. I do think this one fits your space better.

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  20. Kim, you were so fortunate to find such a nice old farm table. Love the patina. The old table in my post called Creating an Office is also narrow and lower than tables today. I guess they were shorter back then. Ha! I don't know. My table has straight legs so we attached extenders to each leg, staining them to match so that we could sit at it. Enjoy your blog!

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  21. My heart skipped a beat when I saw that table in the antique shop….it was waiting for you to come across the ocean and give it a great home…love the new look of the room with the drapes. And I see that the EA sconces are not there…love the antler there…so I think we shall see them soon in another fabulous place...

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  22. It's perfect, Kim. I love how the chairs go so well with the table - the rush seats are just the thing.

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  23. Your table is gorgeous! Those chairs go so well...perfect! ;)

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  24. I love it. And the little drawers are perfect.

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  25. Oooohhhhh, the patina! You can't fake that. It is beautiful Kim. Perfect marriage of table and chairs.

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  26. Beautiful...and most important you'll always have a piece of 'France' not only in your heart but forever in your home!

    Rita

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  27. I will not be rude and ask what you had to pay for that beautiful piece of history, but I will be rude and ask what you had to pay to get it shipped to the US..If it were mine, I'd put a sleeping bag underneath that baby and stare at it all night long...

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    1. Lora, I don't mind answering either. The table was a great deal at 900 euros which is around $1200. The shipping is what is bad, but a 20 ft container was used to ship all our loot back and those run around $5000 and then there were other fees.

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    2. Thank you Kim..Glad to hear you got "loot". Don't you love that word? I'd say lots of loot would justify that shipping cost...good for you!

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  28. I love, LOVE the table!! The woood is GORGEOUS!! My table looks alot like this but is not an antique, but I love having the drawers at each end too. Wish it came with leaves though!!! How neat is that!!?? LOVE the black chairs with it, aren't you glad you save (hoard) things:):) Love the curtains too. Beautiful transformation.

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  29. Kim!!!! That table is amazing. I would have fallen in love with it the minute I saw it too. It looks great in your breakfast room and fits perfectly with those chairs. You must smile every time you walk by it.

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  30. SWOON. WORTHY!!! Love it with the darker chairs and the buffalo check curtains....I'd never leave the room! Beautiful, simply beautiful! Kimberly

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  31. Kim - what a beautiful post! I love that table too (but who wouldn't, right?) Lovely photos - great job. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day.

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  32. Beautiful table with great history.......and the 'new' black distressed chairs are perfect with it!!! SO GLAD the red check curtains have appeared!!! The rods are perfect with the chairs. Very rich and warm.....

    By the way, I bought my curtains from a place called Paul's Curtains on the net. Much cheaper than country curtains. And you can get them lined too.

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    1. Good to know. I just checked the buffalo checked ones on their and they aren't long enough. I bought 108" and their's only go to 84" in those.

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  33. Kim, love this farm table so pretty and so much character. Love the Buffalo check curtains too!

    Cynthia

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  34. It's a beautiful table.

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  35. Beautiful table! And I have always loved those red checked curtains. They look perfect!
    -Shelley

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  36. I love the table and the checkered curtains add a nice touch of colour!

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  37. That is a beautiful table and chairs. the chairs go perfect with the table. Love the curtains! I love gingham.

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  38. Beautiful table and beautiful kitchen! The red curtains really pop against the more neutral background. So pretty. I'm on the search for a kitchen table and chairs, myself...it's never easy! Hugs, Catherine

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  39. It is charming and one of a kind. I did love the yellow though;}

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  40. Love the changes and the new color combo! It looks great, Kim!

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  41. The scale is better -- definitely gives you more space in there. I like the red-checked curtains better, too. Nice find with that table.

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  42. Oh it is awesome Kim..the real deal. Love the scale too!

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  43. Don' t you just love it!!!!! If only that piece could talk just think of the stories it could tell. Amazing piece of furniture-especially with the leaves that pop in like that! Wow! Those smaller chairs actually look great with the piece!

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  44. Love the table. Old pieces just give us a since of our ancestors. I was told by a dealer that French dining tables are almost always narrow, no reason, just are. I love the chairs, I have 4 of them. Bought them years ago, my daughter and son-in-law are using them right now. I like the drapes, picture and antlers, they just all seem to go together. You got some beautiful pieces. Thank you for sharing. Paula

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  45. Love your new, old table Kim! The finish is so gorgeous. Love the curtains and the chairs too!

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  46. The table is simply amazing and the black rush seat chairs look wonderful paired with it, Kim! And, I love that you brought back the red/white buffalo check in there, too!

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  47. Great find Kim, it's perfect!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  48. Gorgoues patina Kim. I agree it fits perfectly in your space. Love the black chairs and the buffalo checked curtains two favorites of mine, so fun and the lantern is another nice touch. Looks very inviting. Another plus is it is a wonderful memory from you trip to France.
    Kathysue

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  49. It looks like a completely different room. I love the table, chairs and the red checked drapes!

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  50. Oh, Kim, I LOVE it! You have styled this space just perfectly!

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  51. Love your new antique farm table! I kept going back and forth - before and after - to study the changes. You have such a great eye, Kim. It is always a pleasure following all your changes. Can I come over for supper :) xoxo

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  52. That farm table is so great! The rich old wood adds such warmth and character. Love the red check curtains with that lantern!

    ~Linsey

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  53. Oh, Kim!! What character and such a statement!! It couldn't be more perfect in that space with your black chairs!

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  54. It's truly beautiful, Kim! But you mentioned you have other tables and chairs and, where are they???
    Brenda

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  55. Gorgeous!! The table is awesome, and looks great with those chairs, The red checked curtains are perfect! Love all of it!

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  56. Kim,
    Just gorgeous. The checked curtains look great with the table. Wow what a beautiful piece of french history. I just found out recently that the reason they had drawers in tables way back then is when the men would sit down to dinner they would out of respect and politeness put their guns in the drawers during dinner. I just love the history in these wonderful old pieces. Great and beautiful score Kim.
    Kris

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  57. There's no denying that the yellow table wasn't pretty, but this table is a beauty! It has so much character, and looks fabulous in the space and with the black chairs. I've always loved that chair style. The red checked curtains were a spot-on addition. With your French table and Italian chairs, you've got a great European look going on there!

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  58. Kim, I love this beautiful farm table! I can only imagine the memories made while sitting around this table. How wonderful to have a piece of the past.

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  59. Kim, What a gorgeous table! I adore it's size. the wood, the little drawers... no wonder you brought it home from France! I can't believe that you had those wonderful chairs and did not use them. I love the way the black brings depth to your dining room. Beautiful look from table to curtains!

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  60. Kim, I can see why you are thrilled with that farm table and the new look! It is so comfy looking. Now, I am wondering where the yellow table/chairs will live? After all, I must live vicariously through your decorating adventures!

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    1. They are in storage and will probably be sold. thanks

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  61. Oh I am loving it- what a perfect table for you! I love the patina~ It's gorgeous!

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  62. Your table is absolutely gorgeous Kim! It looks perfect in your kitchen.And those chairs work beautifully with your table too!
    xx
    Anne

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  63. the table is really a fantastic piece. Glad the black chairs fits nicely

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  64. You already know I love this table. I still laugh when I think of the photo of us "pretending" to fight over it! I think it looks great in your space!

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  65. Both look great, but I am in LOVE with this new one....hey even your new window treatments feel like they are in your header now! How very cool to have such an awesome treasure from your trip of a lifetime....was the shipping very much?

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  66. Gorgeous! I love your new table.You will have so many wonderful memories with all the items you bought in France for many years to come. Your chairs look great with you new table. I also love that you shared the cost of item and the container cost.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  67. Love your table! The finish, turned legs and lines are gorgeous. What a wonderful reminder of your trip to France. So cool that you kept your chairs from the 80's. You'd never know it was from that time period. It's proof that you can't go wrong when you buy furniture with classic lines. Hope you're hanging onto your other chairs so you can switch things up from time-to-time. Kim, I also love the way you incorporate color in your home too.

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  68. That's a wonderful table. What a fabulous find. It will always be a treasured piece. The black chairs fit with it very nicely. I like that big picture and the new curtains.

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  69. Absolutely beautiful table, Kim! I love the red tone of it with your checked drapes. Just perfect!!!

    xoxo laurie

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  70. Beautiful table Kim....it is something to be treasured for sure! I love the black chairs with it and the check curtains.....I am just wondering what will change next:)

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