Over the past couple of weeks, Justin has cleared the room we once upon a time used as our home office. It had gradually become filled with shop stock and packaging materials. Back when we first moved to this house, we had a piece of clear, toughened glass custom made to fit in a corner of that room. It’s meant to be a desk top – large enough to take a computer, printer and desk lamp. I even had a circular hole made in it to thread through all the cables.
Now that adequate space has been made, the glass top can come out of hiding and be used. However it needs a pair of table trestles on which to sit. Just one small problem – Justin thinks vintage industrial wooden trestles would work best in the room, I think contemporary metal. Here’s three of the latter modern examples I’ve thrown into the mix – he can then show me his favoured options. Let battle commence!
- Lerberg trestle: £5, IKEA
- NIC small black steel trestle: £40, Habitat
- Pack of 2 Tréma chrome-plated steel trestles: £319, La Redoute
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Emmaus Bristol* currently has for sale this vintage teak gate leg drop leaf table. It’s a really practical & useful table; for either daily or occasional use. It comfortably sits 6 people when extended but, when needed, it can collapse down to a width of a mere 21.5cm – ueful if you’re short on space!
The central panel has lightened with age noticeably more than the leaves. It should be a fairly straightforward DIY sand & stain job to match them up again. Other than that, it’s in good condition.
It’s a ‘buyer to collect’ item, but Emmaus are happy to deliver (for a fee) within Bristol city limits if you happen to be local.
*Emmaus Bristol is part of a worldwide charitable organisation that helps individuals, who for a vast variety of reasons have become homeless or are facing homelessness. The charity here in Bristol collects donated household effects and sells them through our three shops. We sell furniture, electricals, clothing, bric-a-brac and bicycles. This provides work for our companions which generates money that goes towards relieving the burden and stigma of income support. Also providing a safe living environment, until such time as the individual is able to move onto independent living. Emmaus, through solidarity also works with other local and international charities.
We had a new competition start this morning with a prize of a rather elegant, limited-edition coffee table. We thought we’d feature a few more versions of coffee tables available on the web.
There probably aren’t that many homes out there that don’t have at least one coffee table; it’s such a versatile piece of furniture. Use it to serve coffee, by all means – but it can also double (quadruple?) up as a bedside table, stool or footrest.
We were particularly tickled by the pizza box table/stool from Firebox. It would fit perfectly in a teenager’s or student’s bedroom!
- Mocha Modern Triangle coffee table – oiled oak: £169, Funique
- Incredible cardboard stool: £19.99, Firebox
- Fergus coffee table: £229, Swoon Editions
- Rattan table: £275, Cox & Cox
- Muuto Around small coffee table: £275, Occa Home
We have an absolutely gorgeous competition prize for you this month – it’s just too bad we can’t enter ourselves! 😉
Just99 has agreed to ‘furnish’ us with one of these beautiful, limited-edition Arcade tables to give away to one of our readers.
The Arcade was designed by Sam Baron exclusively for Just99 and retails at €189. The company, launched in the UK this February, hosts a selection of beautiful art work and interiors pieces for the home, created exclusively for them by international architects, designers, photographers and artists.
As their name suggests, only 99 units of an item are produced. Almost every week, a new product or edition is added to their website and, after all 99 are sold, that’s it – they’ll no longer be available, thus creating a ‘buzz’ and sense of desirability. If you’d like to the proud, new owner of one of these limited-edition Arcade tables, just tell us what room in your house the Arcade table would live.
Just99 Arcade table giveaway
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We love this vintage atomic table lamp currently for sale by & in support of St Kentigern Hospice*. It’s so mid century modern! The rose-adorned shade may not be to everyone’s taste but this could easily be remedied. Recovering it in some Lucienne Day, Marian Mahler or Jacqueline Groag fabric.
If you’re interested, there’s not much time left to um and ahh about leaving a bid – the listing ends tomorrow night. It’s a ‘buyer to collect’ item (it’s located in St Asaph, Denbighshire) and the opening bid is £29.99.
*St Kentigern Hospice’s objective is to offer patients, their carers, families and friends, responsive holistic care in a warm, homely, safe, nurturing environment.
Adelle recently entered an Instagram competition hosted by Notonthehighstreet. People were invited to post a #shelfie – an image of a shelf in their house. The prize was a Kanteen table from Salvation Furniture.
Lo & behold, our shelfie won!
The table is made from lime-washed, reclaimed wooden boards with a metal frame beneath. We like the character of the wood – and the rustic, vintage industrial look. It makes a great dining table and we were tempted to leave it in our kitchen diner, but we already have a nice baker’s table that acts as our food preparation & eating area. Fortunately, the table is also perfect as an office desk or craft station so it will put to good use upstairs.