Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Little Things That Make A House A Home

Welcome Through My Back Door this evening. I hope you will enjoy a cup of DD Hazelnut with me today. Nothing like a good cup of coffee to finish off the evening. You know at this time of the day it is decaf. You can drink as much as you like. I am so glad you dropped in today because things are changing Through My Back Door. Thanks for all the wonderful comments left after my last post about selling because of the yard upkeep. Well God always answers prayers and He has again. As of now I won't be moving for a while. My oldest grandson is not moving out of town after all and will continue to live next door and mow. He does a good job. So that is where we are now. You will hopefully continue coming through this back door.
I have been doing some changing here and there and realized how many tables I have and how different they are. I thought I would share a few with you today.
This is my dining table. You've seen it before. Those of you who have been coming Through My Back Door for a while, know I love southern, epecially Tennessee
furniture. This is a Tn piece.
This little one drawer walnut table is from NC. It has burn marks on the top from a kerosene lamp or a candle.
This table is in my reading nook area and is a good place to sit and have a cup of coffee or work a puzzle.Have no idea where it is from and it is only about 70years old. Not really antique,but it is walnut and fits what I need it to do.
This is a little pine table from Tennessee. I love it because it has really been used. I bought it at a yard sale many years ago for only 75.00.
This is my newest and one of my very favorites. It is cherry  and was made for me in 1974 by my little friend, Mr Whitaker, from Cumberland Gap, Tn. He was 85 years old when he made it and he charged me 5.00 because he didn't want it to look inappropriate for him to give it to me. He made me two. My husband and I loved this gentleman and learned so much from him.
This is a little walnut  shaker style table I have had for so many years. It too is a favorite.
 This is a walnut Tennessee table from Gatlinburg. I bought this two years ago on the worlds longest yard sale. All of the tables I have shown you are pegged and no nails. That is one of the things I look for when buying a table.
Okay, you know this isn't a southern table. You are right, this is my New England one board top, shoe foot table. This is how it looks when I am having company and want the room to look sparse.
This is how it looks otherwise. It is perfect for the small room it is in, and has enough room to hold my computer, printer, external, harddrive,etc.It is one of my three NE pieces. The other two are blanket chests.
This is from the Rocking Horse in Ma. I can't remember the name of the town.
This is the other NE blanket chest.
Don't you agree it is the little things that make a house a home? In this case these tables are functional and decorative. Just what I like.
Thanks for coming  and sharing a cup of coffee Through My Back Door today where life is good.


  1. Hi Betty! I'm so happy to learn that your prayers have been answered, and that you will be able to remain in your home! I'm sure you are happy and relieved!
    Love all your tables -- they are each beautiful and unique, and it is wonderful that they have such lovely stories to go along with them..... Have a wonderful evening.

  2. I really enjoyed looking at all your tables. You sure do have some special ones!

  3. Betty ... Your tables are lovely! I only wish John & I would make the decision to settle here or not so I could start buying some nice tables & other pieces of furniture. I'm at a standstill until we decide that. I sometimes fear we will still be sitting out on the porch when we are in our 80s contemplating if we should move or not ... lol! Blessings, Shirlee

  4. OMGosh Betty!
    So many amazing pieces.
    Im drooling.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Betty,
    I'm glad you are staying at your nice place. Your prayers were heard on the helping hand.
    I love all your wonderful tables. I seem to collect them too. I guess I'm attracted to them for some reason, even if I really don't know where to put them yet. Stop by my blog, I'm having a giveaway for my first 50 followers and you fall in that category if you would like to be entered. Just leave me a comment on my blog and I will put your name in. Drawing is June 27.
    I will also give away 2 more surprises too.
    Glad to find out you are staying in your cozy home.
    Country at heart

  6. I sense such comfort in your answered prayers, Betty. :o) That makes me happy and peaceful. Your home is truly a treasure - and you truly have a gift for decorating it and making it remarkable....I adore each and every one of your tables...Simply incredible!! Wish I had room for more....I love to imagine, in quiet times of the day, what memories they've made and secrets they've shared.....Have a wonderful evening....Smiles & Warm Hugs ~ Robin

  7. Betty it is wonderful that you are able to stay in your home ! Love all those beautiful tables,you really have some awesome pieces in your home. I love coming in for a peek. Hugs and blessings,Jen

  8. Your dining table takes my breath away - what a beautiful piece of furniture! I wish I had one just like it!

    I'm actually going to try to make something similar this summer. It needs to be big enough to seat 8 of us, but I don't have room for it to stay that large all the time, so I need to figure a way to extend it for gatherings. I want the planks to go lengthwise, but might have to do them crosswise - still deciding.

  9. Such beautiful tables! I am so glad you will continue to have help with your lawn, it's a lot of work. We have to do 3 lawns, my parents and my hubby's Mom and ours.

  10. Betty Friend..What beautiful tables. Cool post.
    How Good is GOD! Love it you shared about your answered prayers.
    Enjoyed the coffee too :)
    Hugs Granny Trace

  11. Hi! This is my first time visiting your blog and I am enjoying it. I'm sure I'll be back! :o)

    Love your beautiful tables and blanket chests too! Its great to have collectibles that fill a purpose.

    Have a happy day!

  12. Love your tables, Betty! I'm partial to the walnut one drawer table. It's beautiful and I love that style.

  13. I have enjoyed my visit through your back door. You have beautiful tables. How nice. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Lura

  14. I so agree it's the little things. All the pieces of furniture you show cased are beautiful.


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