Space and Ouiji needed a new dining table and chairs. I found a set of 6 French bridge chairs from Antiques on Old Plank Road.
Then I spoke to the owner. Richard, I said, we like the chairs but we need a table. Can you help me out? Apparently, they have a huge custom shop. Handy. He sent me lots of options.
Pretty...but too sweet.
..which was made for Katie Lee...the ex Mrs. Billy Joel.
Very Giacometti. Nice but not right for us... I believe this was made for one of Barbara Barry's clients.
Now we are getting somewhere. Trestle. We like. A bit too fussy, though.
Ah...love it. We'll take the table but my client doesn't do blondes...
...so we had this trestle table built and had it stained brunette to compliment the chairs. Here it is naked in the shop before the staining process...
The chairs don't all quite match but, oddly, that makes us like them a little bit more...as if they were acquired. Kind of like everything else in the house of Space and Ouiji.
Including Lulu the dog. Who was found at the Piccadilly flea market. Really. THE FLEA MARKET. Isn't that hilarious?