Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lost and Found...Childhood Table & Chairs

 Tickled Pink About My Find!

I'm thinking we had just the right amount of stuff as kids...
      just enough to remember the specialness of each piece.

 Wire holder purchased from Margo @ Winnie and Talula'a

 Mother-in-law's salt shaker
One of those remembrance pieces, for me, was a little table and chairs set, red and white, with a chalk board center

Not unusual nowadays, with the chalk board craze, but unique back then, almost magical, to me.  Last time I saw my beloved set was in our old barn, which was eventually torn down. 

Moma held on to WAY more than she should have, through the years, still, this is one piece, of my childhood stuff, I wish she could have kept...Moma picked it out for me, as a present. I loved it then, and still love the same style today, so I guess my decorating may change some with the trends, but my core style, Moma helped develop, has stayed true to me through the years, whatever that is...I just know it when I see it...Is it the same with y'all?

Thrilled to find an exact twin in Georgetown, this summer, 
it now hangs out in  in my refreshed laundry room, easily taken down, anticipating a time when the grand daughters 
ask to have a  
tea party! 

~Maybe someone rescued it from that barn, all those years ago~

Doing laundry, more of the room later...



WhiteWhispers2u said...

It's darling! Love the red & white~Cheers Kim

Unknown said...

what a lucky find
funny what matters eh
and what triggers
happy memories
(it's seriously cute)


Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

That is such a sweet find! I am so glad you found it- I bet you didn't hesitate to make that purchase.
So sweet. I know those Grands are going to love sitting at your table-

I can't wait to see your laundry room complete!

Enjoy this weather we're having this week!


Granny said...

Love that little table and chairs. I can't wait to see pics of it all set up for your grandbabies to have a tea party.

Have a blessed day. Jackie

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

What a special find! What if it was yours??? Lets pretend it was :)
I just put my kids' rocking horse in the shop to sell...it was always in the way...now I'm wondering if I should go get it. Those little pieces do hold such special memories don't they? Hope it's still there! Chat soon, Laurel

kimmykats said...

One of the special things I did with my "country" grandmother were tea parties....I still have the tea set she gave me.

nancy said...

This makes me smile.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Oh My! Isn't that adorable. Just so special that you found an exact twin. Maybe it was yours??
Just too fun. And I love how you have it displayed.
(following a blog trail.. from Glenda over @ Serendipity Cottage )

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

How cool! I just found one at a flea market Saturday. I had to redo the top. It was not as cute as yours. jusy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a sweet post, Lezlee...wouldn't surprise me at all if it had once been yours...and is home again!

Coleen's Corner said...

I've never seen a little table like that - the chairs yes, but my Great-Grandma had the adult size version. Now that I'm so in to all of this I always wonder what ever happened to all that stuff. I just love all your little trips down memory lane!

Jenn Erickson said...

It's almost magical the way that childhood relics sometimes return to us! I'm so glad you found the table and chairs...or perhaps it found you?

I'm absolutely smitten with that salt shaker!


Tete said...

Lezlee, our mom's must have shopped at the same store. I had the same style table and chairs, but my table was all red with the alphabet in white going all the way around, with red chairs where yours are white with white trim where yours are red...mine was in the barn, too. Left behind.
I am so glad you found one like you had, and who knows- it could very well be the same one. Mine did not have a chalk board center. The legs were white with red tips.

Thanks for the memories. I spent so much time playing at my table, sitting on those little chairs.
Hugs- Tete

Vicki@MorePowerfulBeyondMeasure said...

That's your table and chairs, I just know it...I'm sticking to that sweet thought too! Your arrangement is precious and those grandbabies are gonna be so happy around that table one day. Can't wait to see the laundry room. Behave, Vicki

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh Lezlee, I'm so glad you found it's twin. I love it! Sooo cute, and your grands will love using it. laurie

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Holly Lefevre said...

Oh my - what a great way to display the piece - I have a Raggedy Ann table and chair from my childhood and I would love to do that to it. This is so sweet...it makes my heart melt and tickles me pink!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I squealed outloud when I saw this table and chairs and hung on the wall...I wish I had mine from childhood...but NOW, I will keep an eye out for a set....really, this is just so cute!