Sunday, May 23, 2010

Birthday project for Cory & a fun find

Question: Does anyone know anything about these old tables. I found this one, it didn't cost me anything, it was in the trash. It is in great condition, but it does need to have some sanding and clean up. I plan to use plastic spray on the table top...but not the chrome...I think they were used in apartments with matching chairs. I have had it for a couple of years, and since I do not have a craft room, this could be my craft table. I love that it is small and the leaf's drop down...any idea's????

One hundred pages of my son Cory....I am not done, but wanted you to see what I have been doing with much of my time of late...I am doing captions and little stories on each photo. I have also put pictures of Grandparents and Great Grandparents. This is just a peek because I am not sure that he would want you to see it all. You might enjoy doing this for someone you love. It is a small leather album. Happy Birthday Cory!!!!!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh how special and sure to become a family heirloom. Thanks for visiting on our first Pink Saturday! Have a great week! Twyla

Lynn said...

It looks very sweet. I bet he loves it and appreciates your time, creativity and love that flows onto every page!!! Happy Birthday too.

Bandit's Pack said...

What a great idea, and what a special project. You chose a particularly cute photo for the cover! I used to scrapbook before I went back to school. I need to do something like this for my two sons. You have so much creative energy, you're inspiring.

Susan deGeneres said...

Hi Mary,
I love your gift to your son, sort of "This is Your Life." I'm sure it will bring back lots of good memories.

About the grandmother had one in her kitchen, it now resides in my brother's kitchen. I think they were popular in the late 1940's and into the 1950's. I believe most were sold as sets with 4-6 chrome and naugahyde chairs. It will make a great craft table.


Janet said...

That is such a sweet idea for your son. I'm sure it will be something he treasures.

Love your table! If my daughter saw it she would be so jealous! She loves those tables.


That table was a great find! We have a similar table in our kitchen- ours is much smaller but comes apart in the middle were it looks like a leaf would fit in- we however do not have the leaf- but we have the four matching chairs with the naugahyde and chrome.
The scrapbook that you are making for Corey looks great- I am sure that he will love it- the kids will enjoy looking at the pictures of their Dad when he was little.
Hope you are doing well- miss you-
Love- Sara

Werna Gail said...

Scrapbooking is one of my favorite things to do, this will be a life long treasure I'm sure. Love the vintage table.

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Love the table... I remember a table similar my parents lived in a trailer during military days. 1950s.. looks great .. 100 pages impressive. He will truly love and cherish it always!