Thursday, July 28, 2011

Antique Drop Leaf Gate Leg Table

Yesterday, I purchased this table in Brandon from a lady who bought it used shortly after she was married 61 years ago.  The original finish is in excellent condition.
I'm posting close-up photos of the table top hoping someone in blog land can positively identify the wood.  It could be oak, mahogany, maple or walnut. 
When the table is smallest two leaves form the top, the third leaf is folded in half and cleverly hidden inside.
 The table is 36" by 62" when fully expanded.
There are no manufacturer's labels or any writing anywhere on it.  I wonder how old it is?  Who built it?  Where it was made? What kind of wood is it?  This is a bit of a mystery table.  Any information or comments are always welcome.
For more vintage treasures please visit Colorado Lady's Blog.  

Monday, July 4, 2011

Congratulations Shannon & AJ July 2nd, 2011

Karyann & Shannon relaxing after the official photo shoot before the reception.
 Karyann Dorn
 Just married!
 Erich is Mr. Cool.
 Motor cycle bridesmaid.
 And the inside of our garage.
  Poor AJ got sunburned during the outdoor photo shoot!
Shannon's big hair.  She looked just like a princess.  Our beautiful daughter is married!  Yippee ~ my cup runneth over.

Shannon & AJ van der Velden July 2nd, 2011

 They got married in our backyard on the deck.

 Sealed with a kiss!
At the close of the ceremony they kissed six times, 
once for every year of engagement.
These photos are courtesy of the bride's uncle Robert Ludyk (my brother).