What is it about old farmhouse tables that seems to have such allure? They’ve always been around-from the old world country tables to the new knock offs available on line and beyond. I know I’ve always appreciated them, but never more then now living here in Sonoma County Wine Country!
I believe we are in the midst of a revival. Perhaps due in part to the whole-farm to table “slow food” movement, as well as the new open floor plans found in so many new homes where the dining/living space all flows together, and on into the kitchen. Or, perhaps it is due to our American love affair with all things country French and Italian wine country in style. What ever the reason, farmhouse tables are in vogue. There is just something about the patina, the history; all those stains and nicks…it feels like it has so many stories to tell, doesn’t it? It’s the perfect place for the whole family, and so much better then a formal table. You simply don’t have to worry about adding your own history! Where can you use old farmhouse tables?
- In a country home
- In a modern setting
- In a formal dining room
- In a open floor plan
- In the middle of your kitchen
- In natural wood
- In color
- In an apartment
- In a mansion
- In the entry way
- Outside-dining al fresco
Of course I think the very best one’s are the authentic old ones. But, having said that there are some great reclaimed wood tables and tables that are made to look old (but not fake)! I don’t have one myself, but must admit…when we do our kitchen remodel I will work on finding the perfect one for our home. Here in Sonoma County I’ll probably shop at Sonoma Country Antiques. They always seem to have a great selection. What do you think of old Farmhouse tables? Do you have one? Would you want one? Leave me a comment, I always love to hear from you!
In the meantime, for more ideas, check out the video below. Cheers!