Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hydrangeas and a French table...

As you know my Mum and Dad arrived to spend the Holidays with us and whenever they arrive they always come with goodies.
This trip they managed to get loads into their little hatchback including this French table which Mum picked up for $20! It was in a bad way with smashed glass inlay pieces and was gold, but Mum and Dad worked their restorative magic and this is the end result. I LOVE it!!
We moved it into the lounge room this afternoon and straight away I went to the garden to cut some of my favourite white Hydrangeas for my old zinc tub to go on top.
A bowl of silver baubles....

and some candles and it is ready for the season.

The legs on this are gorgeous.
Mum painted it white and Dad fixed the broken glass by replacing it with wood panels for the four sections. I think it is better now this way.

It is perfect for the space and goes so well against our 130+ year old floors.

Can you tell I am smitten with this lovely gift?
My Mum and Dad are legends at finding horrible furniture and making them gorgeous.
I will show you some other gifts they brought soon after the holiday break. I still cant believe they got it into the little car will all of the other booty they brought!!!
So, do you like my new coffee table?
Ness xx
all images taken at home this afternoon by me =0)


  1. The table is lovely! What a wonderful gift. You are one lucky girl!

  2. I love it, it's gorgeous and I want one!

  3. Love it...looks perfect in your living room and what a bargain, gold star to mum and dad for finding it for one...and giving it an awesome makeover! Love Hydrangeas..miss not having my own garden...cant even keep my plants growing well in pots due to a rascal of a cat we have. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas lovely..keep safe and well and I look forward to blogging with you in 2011, Anna x

  4. What a gorgeous table! I have been hunting for a coffee table for a while and you just can't buy something like that. Lucky you, it looks beautiful in your room. Well done Mum and Dad! x

  5. What a talented family you are!

    Merry Christmas to you Ness and all whom you hold most dear,

    Felicity x

  6. Such a wonderful gift. Love the table and can't wait to see what else they brought.

  7. Wow! What a gorgeous table...and for $20!!! Incredible! What great parents you have! it is too would NEVER find something like that here in NZ for $20..broken or otherwise. It is simply fabulous! And your couch is nice with the printed cushions..I particularly love the cross one..made me pick up some fabric transfer paper and load the printer...feel a cushion cover coming on!! I need something else to do on Christmas Eve!!lol...Love your blog...stumbled across it when looking up 'Christmas table settings' on google :)...yay..i'll be follower now.
    nice to 'meet' you! Merry Christmas!
    jessie, nelson, new zealand

  8. Omg your parents rock! That table is amazing and perfect for where you have it. Can see lots of table scaping happening in 2011. Enjoy. Mel xx

  9. I love it - and yes better off without the glass but most of all I love your flowers - delighful :) merry days to yuo ness and your fam le xoxo

  10. Yes Ness,

    We can tell you are smitten with it!!! And yes, it suits the space down to the ground!!!! It not only fills it up nicely but is a really nice height for your lounge suites.

    Enjoy your day tomorrow.

    Take care
    N.W. Coast Tassie

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  12. Ness!

    A lovely table and a lovely family. A tribute to the magic and love of the season!
    ~*Merry Christmas!*~

  13. Oh my goodness, I love your gorgeous table!! Do your Mum and Dad want to adopt a daughter here in the States - haha! Beautiful...and I adore your Christmas tree too. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    God Bless,

  14. That table is fabulous and I love your new header as well.
    Merry Christmas my sweet friend.

  15. It's so beautiful! I love that they replaced the glass with wood. I have never been a fan of glass top tables because all I can think about is having to keep them clean! What a great addition to your home!

  16. Ness, that table is gorgeous, just lovely and I love how you've dressed her up for the season.
    A very merry Christmas to you and yours!

  17. It's so strange too see that you have the Hydrangeas in your livingroom together with the christmas tree.
    Here the Hydrangeas are under the snow in the garden.

    Beautiful blog.
    Lovely greets Lia (from Holland)

  18. Love your table and the whole place looks smashing! Merry Christmas! xo

  19. Your Parents are Gems...I Love your New Table it is Gorgeous and they have done a Fabulous Job..well done Mum & Dad...
    Have a Lovely Xmas & a Happy NY to you & Your Family....
    I've really Enjoyed your Blog this Year.
    ho ho ho

  20. I absolutely LOVE it! What an awesome gift! Your parents should have their own blog about the things they restore!!! I love my mum but she still doesn't get why I have to "scratch" all my furniture when I paint it white.. lol! Have a lovely Christmas! take care, Maryann

  21. All is very beautiful... Merry Christmas, Ness...

  22. ~*~*Merry Christmas Ness!!~*~*Hugs,Rachel

    *French Farmhouse 425*

  23. I remember reading about other wonderful gifts your parents have brought you before. Merry Christmas to you and your family, may it be magical and bright. And love your table ! XO

  24. Wow Ness, they need their own TV show & quickly! Maybe MOTH could do the occasional guest spot - now wouldn't that make for interesting telly! Merry Christmas to you sweetie, Mic & the boys.
    Millie xx

  25. What a lovely gift from your clever parents...I love people with such vision. It's beautiful and your flowers, candles and bowl are the perfect finishing touch.

  26. It's amazing! Wow! What a great surprise! You're lucky to have parents with such fabulous skills and such a good eye!


  27. Love your table and your beautiful home Ness! Also love your cross pillow...a little after Christmas shopping for me maybe! Merry Christmas to you and your family! ~Deb~

  28. What a gorgeous find. and how clever are your parents!

    Have a joyous Christmas Ness.

    Sandy K

  29. Ness, Beautiful table and I like the top so much better than glass. Have a very Merry Christmas.

  30. I just had to stop by and say Happy Holidays to you and yours.. I so enjoy your blog..

  31. Thanks everyone. My Mum enjoyed reading all of your comments on her handy work.
    I hope you all have a wonderful Hoilday with your Families.
    Ness xx

  32. wow they are sooo clever I love it just the right spot for it too! :)

  33. Oh you make the cushions!! awesome..sorry I want to run with your inspiration!! didn't know you sell them!..i totally love your blog, your home, your outlook on life...ah, bliss. you're inspiring me to go 'all white' as i've wanted to for years but each time I buy a piece of furniture, i shrink back and leave it as is (if it's quite lovely in it's own state)...EVEN THO I BOUGHT IT TO PAINT WHITE AND DISTRESS BACK!!lol...I'M GOING TO DO IT!!!!!!
    blessings.. :)
    jessie x

  34. Tried to find the cross cushion covr on your website but couldn't see it...I'd love to learn to screenprint myself, but not quite sure where to start. I do a fair bit of printing onto fabric with my printer..then either stitching onto cushion covers or using iron on fabric. A similar result but not as 'handmade', you know? thanks for being generous with your inspiration!
    happy creating!

  35. I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia - I loved your blog, I found it very inspiring. This is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
    You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it.
    Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!


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