I have lots to do today and little to say. You can use the comments as an open thread if you wish — maybe that’ll spark my imagination, if the grocery shopping doesn’t do the trick — or you can say something about these tables. First, the “before” of my mom’s old sewing table, which I started restoring in the spring:
It’s finally finished. The “after:”
I’d say it cleaned up purty good. (Next project: The room it sits in. Yes, that lamp will go. So will lots of other stuff.) And finally, here’s the guest of honor’s setting at my brother’s birthday party, held at my sister Pam’s house:
In her semi-retirement my sister has become an antiques dealer, specializing in glass and ceramics. However, she keeps drinking the profits, so to speak. That china was an auction find, and she got it for an incredible price. It’s gorgeous and flawless and pink, so it’s both midcentury and firecracker-hot, as recent eBay transactions reveal. But even though some gay hostess w/mostest would probably give her four figures for it, she cannot let it go. Truth to tell, I don’t blame her. It really makes a nice table setting.