Thursday, February 9, 2017

TABLE IN THE GARDEN INSPIRATION THURSDAY

Every Thursday, we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm.  
Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and someday, hopefully anyway, recreate it...enjoy!

Garden table and chairs, photo courtesy of countryliving.com
One thing we have always wanted (and a few Inspiration Thursday posts have had similar photos) is a dining table in the garden.  It wouldn't have to only be to eat, it would be a great place to just sit and sort veggies, write, plan, or just take a break.  We saw this photo online and loved the smaller, more intimate style of it.  Of course we couldn't feed an army there but it would be kind of nice for a small group and/or just us for breakfast or lunch.

Love the rustic wooden table and then the vintage style chairs.  We could easily get this done soon, if we could just find the right table and chairs, because we have a big empty space in the garden on purpose for just something like this.

Be inspired!


14 comments:

  1. i just found a fabulous wooden table that i want to get to replace my potting table. i'm still thinking about it because it's expensive and will be in the elements. if you want a good garden table for a good price, go to a re-cycling store. we have one here and they get cool tables all the time that are perfect for the garden.

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    1. Ooh, great idea, thanks for that. I might just have to do that. After I finish with the fruit trees, ha. I love the idea of something that can just weather outside and in a few seasons, hey, something to replace it, right?

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  2. I like that. I have a large tree in my backyard that has branches and leaves hanging down to form a canopy. I long to have a small table and chairs under that canopy someday.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Those great, large trees just cry out for that don't they? Hey, someday for both of us!!!

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  3. That small setting is just lovely, I think it works so well because it is in a 'room ' part of a garden, which would be quite easy to copy.
    Some of the charm is the fact that it is rustic and has seen a few years of use, you could take a couple of trips on the weekends looking for pieces like that in your local rural areas, trying some good food and sourcing some local produce along the way. .....who knows what you could find. ...have fun.

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    1. I do like the 'room' aspect of that. Our garden is very open, so it might not look the same but hey, we still want table and chairs. I think the rustic look is what drew us to it too. Thanks, we'll see what we can end up doing!!

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  4. And, those chairs fold! That table looks like it was stored in a barn...lol. When you see an estate sale or barn sale, stop. I have found amazing things people dragged out of the barn for a sale or after the old folks died.

    I live in a cooler climate than you, but I think we might have similar situations in some ways. There are days in the spring and fall that it feels good to sit in the warmth of the sun. Then, two weeks or two months later, I seek shade. Therefore, I have table for both situations. Think about that as you locate tables for sorting vegetables.

    If you have a place that needs a quick canopy, try Jackson vine. The scientific is smilax smillili or something like that. This the green vine you see growing over and around front doors in the South.

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    1. OOH good idea, thanks for that tip. Table in shade and in sun is a good idea. I will looking that vine too. Thank you!

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  5. Can you have both? Maybe under a different tree or a different section of Barnabus? Then you'd have the best of both worlds.

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    1. We're definitely doing something under Barnabas too. More of a long dining table. That will definitely be in the shade. And would that be "best of both worlds part 1 or part 2"? Bwahahaha!!!!

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  6. That is a wonderful old-ish table along with those cute chairs. Something like that will be perfect in your garden.
    I love all the heirloom tomatoes on that table.

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    1. The tomatoes ARE a nice touch aren't they? Heck that might have subconsciously drawn me to the picture too.

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  7. i am about to move my potting table to the lower garden and get a new table for the main garden. my old table has been out there for years and years and really held up well.

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    1. Yay for you. I like how you think too, if I get one now for one place, in a few years I can move it elsewhere and tell 2nd Man we need another. I'll refer him to you. ;-)

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