Happy Monday, everyone! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! Today’s post is inspired by a recent trip to an antique shop. It is no secret that I love antiques and French Country design. My fondness for French Country design comes from the fact that it has a collected look along with an aged over time feel. A great way to achieve this look is by mixing antique furniture and accessories with new furniture and accessories. I love old things and imagining the history behind them. Along with collecting antiques, incorporating items into my home decor that belonged to my loved ones is important to me.
I have been searching high and low for the perfect antique tables to use beside my settee. A lot of times, I would find something that I loved, and it would not be in my budget. However, during a recent trip to my favorite antique store, I found my perfect antique tables. Today, I would like to show you my new “old” tables, and demonstrate how I mixed the old with the new in my living room.
This table was love at first sight.
It is from France and has wonderful carving on it. I adore the stretcher on the bottom.
The table has beautiful cabriole legs.
An added bonus is the beautiful inlay on the tabletop. It is so intricate. I sit and imagine all of the craftsmanship that when into this beautiful piece.
The table below sits on the opposite side of the settee. I know that painting furniture is really popular right now, but I could not imagine painting these tables. I love their rich wood tones.
I love the scalloped edges of the tabletop. Also, it is important to note that your end tables do not have to match, especially in French Country design. Being mismatched, helps to create a more interesting and collected look.
Having a shelf below was an added bonus for displaying accessories.
Thank you so much for joining me today! I’m so happy that you stopped by, and I hope that you have a wonderful day! Happy Halloween!!!