In Monday’s post, I mentioned that Motor Man and I attended an estate auction on Saturday because of one particular item that had belonged to my late Uncle Bennie and his wife, Doris.
That item was an old oak dining room table.
I realize that the family connections may have been a bit confusing in Monday’s post, so I’ll simplify them as best I can:
Uncle Bennie was my mom’s brother
Aunt Doris’s mother was my dad’s sister
So, I’m thinking that, on one side or the other, that table has, most likely, been in my family for a long time.
I’ve been interested in old oak furniture for most of my adult life, and in the past, have had to save up to buy certain pieces. So I had resigned myself to the fact that I may have to pay dearly for this table.
As it turns out, apparently old oak has lost its favor with folks. Only one other person bid against me, and I bought this sweet old table (with three leaves) for…….$40.
I love the curved pieces at each end and the claw feet.
Motor Man worked Monday replacing screws in the legs, I did a little cleaning, and we brought her home.
Previously we had an oak dining room table that we purchased at an antique shop several years ago. It is now for sale (I hope someone still likes oak). This one is special to me and has so much more character.
I can just imagine all the fried chicken, country ham, mashed potatoes, homemade biscuits, pies….and blessings shared around this table.
And I’m looking forward to it now being part of my family’s memories.
Come, Lord Jesus, our guest to be,
and bless these gifts bestowed by Thee.
~These Days Of Mine~