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Monday, August 23, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday

Hi All,

I hope you all are having a good Monday. I am linking up with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life and Tabletop Tues and Suzanne and Vintage Thingie Thursday. I have a couple of things to show you this time... There is my tabletop this week, way back in the corner :)

My Mom painted the picture of our house when we first moved in in 1985. It has remained in the same spot since then. Below my favorite little coffee clock, crystal salt and pepper shakers and a little geranium tin.

Another shot. Do you see the lamp hanging over the dining table. That is my Dad's and my latest project. I bought it a couple of years ago on ebay. He had to convert it over into a plug in lamp since there is no electrical box in the ceiling. It is a vintage pull down tole lamp. My Dad is still the best electrican I know. He has been doing it for almost 60 yrs. Did I mention he is 80! I love my new(old) pull down tole lamp. It is probably from the 50's.

A closer look at the top...
p.s. My good friend Janie, is having a 50.00 gift card to Target giveaway over at her place, Blonidies Journal. Be sure to go over and participate in the fun!


  1. That is so wonderful that you have that painting by your mom. Your lamp is pretty, too.

  2. Robin, that is a great painting of your home, your Mom is so talented! What a great looking lamp, neat that your daddy worked on it for you! 80 years and sounds like he is doing great. You have really wonderful and talented parents!

  3. Love the painting your mom did. It looks great! Love that tole light, too.

  4. Hi Robin! Oh, what a precious lamp! We never had one, but I do remember seeing one of these before! How wonderful to get it back! How sweet and special to have the painting of your home done by your mother - how talented!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  5. What a nice keepsake your Mom painted for you. I see she is very talented. Sure wish I could paint...I can't even draw a stick MAN....however I have all this junk in my brain and I can't illustrate it on paper:( Loved that coffee clock too, cute!

  6. I have a coffee clock in my kitchen, too. So cute. And that picture your mom painted is simply divine. What a treasure.

    I would love a lamp like the one over your table. Your dad did a great job.

  7. I love the painting of your house. Your mom is very talented!...Christine

  8. Your cottage is so full of special memories. I love the painting and your little shelf vignette. Patty

  9. I must say, the lamp is my favorite! I love all the pretty little touches you have put together!

  10. Hi Robin..
    gosh your Mom is a wonderful artist . She captured not only the imagine but the wonderful homey feeling too...
    OK I am LOVIN that clock.. soooo unique.
    The light fixture you Dad redid for you is Perfect over your table...
    love your red quilted placemats too.. I need to find some of those in yellow... any idea where I might find some??
    thanks so much for your visit and comment..

    hugs and happy tuesday to you and yours
    ~ Sonny ~

  11. Oh how perfect, the painting your mom did is fabulous and the little shelf is just the perfect place for a couple of accessories. It looks wonderful. Your new tole lamp is perfect too. How great that your dad got it all fixed for you. It looks wonderful. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. your house is too adorable for words. i love
    that your parents help you with little
    projects like the lamp. your mom is a great

  13. Hi Robin! Love that lamp and your Mom's painting of your house is such a treasure!! Stop by and visit me. I have a special surprise for you today.

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley

  14. I noticed that painting of your home right off the bat. I love it. The coffee clock is the coolest thing ever....Where did you find that!! unique and perfect. I remember that kind of light you have displayed here. What a gift to have such a handyman as a DAD!!!

  15. Love the painting of your house! What a nice thing to have. I sure wish your dad was here. I need some electrical work done.

  16. Hi Robin,
    How I love the pull down light over the table.. I do remember those. I am truly in love with your painting from Mom! What a special piece...
    and how proud you must be to have it hanging in your home.... I can't think of anything more special than to have something that our Mom's made..
    Have a sweet day, Big hugs~Elizabeth

  17. WOW Robin, I guess I never knew your mom painted. What a treasure!

  18. I LOVE your blog Robin! I can read it and right there is a plus! The background..everything is just so user friendly!

    A pull down light! How great is that??!!! So cute! And yes I agree with you. Your Mom is right there with you. I have things of my relatives all over my house.
    Your little home is just precious! Like something from Thomas Kinkade's collection.
    So cozy!
    Thank you for your sweet comment...
    Yes, she is considering a bakery of sorts. Something small...A specialty place or tea room of sorts...who knows?

  19. Soooo pretty! Love the painting...such a special keepsake!


  20. Robin,
    Could your house get any more charming? Every new nook and crany I see makes me fall more and more in love with it.
    YOu really know how to make every space so warm and delightful.
    Love the light!