Nature Has a New Table

Nature Has a New Table

If you ever have plans to go to a flea market and it starts to rain I recommend going anyway. Yesterday, Katie my mom and I went to an outdoor antique flea market in the rain. The rain was certainly an annoyance and Katie did complain a little but the crowds were non-existent and the prices were great. I got a bunch of things — I’ll show you the rest later — including this old space heater. I had something to use as a nature table on the front porch on my list. I know you guys all know about the bits of nature that are collected by the urchins because your urchins do it too. We didn’t have a place for all those bits and I was having trouble finding something that was all-weather, vintage looking (or actually vintage), and small enough for our narrow porch. Well, there it was in the rain. My mom says it looks like grandmom’s corner — I wonder if she means she wants it to be her corner? — and I really like the way it looks with the chair too. Next I want to find an old architectural piece — maybe a window — to hang on the wall. Hmmm… now that I think about it Hannah is doing the same thing. Now if we could just get my chair and table with her windows one of us would have an awesomely vintage front porch.

New (to us) Nature Table
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9 Responses to “Nature Has a New Table”


  1. 1 emily May 19, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    i’ve been wanting to do some architectural element on one of our outdoor walls too – like hannah’s windows. and i’ve got a place here that sells stuff just like that. want to come up for a little scavenging?

  2. 2 Sonya May 19, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    I love your read chair and a table out of a space heater is genius.

  3. 3 pricklypearbloom May 20, 2008 at 10:24 am

    That’s a great idea, and a great find!

  4. 4 amandajean May 20, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    I love the idea of a nature table. yours looks great with that red chair, too.

  5. 5 Courtney May 20, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    That is perfect for a porch!

  6. 6 hannah May 22, 2008 at 10:28 am

    if it wasn’t totally impractical and wrong, i would come and steal these in the dead of night. that space heater is making me swoon. and the chair of course, but that heater. nice work jen!

  7. 7 Melanie May 22, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    That’s a fabulous purchase! And what a great idea. Our nature findings are all over the house – it’d be great to have a little table for them OUTSIDE.

    I found your blog through Blue Yonder. 🙂

  8. 8 Stefani May 23, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    What a fabulous, cozy little corner! I love it 🙂

  9. 9 Carolyn May 26, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Absolutely love the idea of using a heater as a table. And that one is more than perfect. And I adore those old porch chairs. They need to come back in style for everyone. Thanks for sharing. xxoo


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