Monday, February 6, 2012

Let's NOT Table This Discussion ...


When I saw this table at Enchanted Gardens, everything was illuminated ... choirs of angels sang ... and even the normally taciturn Head Gardener was moved almost to tears at the brilliance of this idea, especially as it applied to us.  There's a small green wooden table and chair set that's been stationed in the front gardens for several years now.  Purchased at a now defunct shop on the square in tiny Round Top, Texas during a long ago antiques weekend, the table and chair are beginning to succumb to the elements.  The HG and I have been cautioned by the Executive Producer not to sit in the chair, a recent subject of repairs by said EP.  The table is still sturdy for the most part but the top has spots where the wood has rotted and the spaces between the boards have widened.  Do y'all see where we're going?


Although our table lacks a drawer, the Head Gardener and I believe it will be no less charming once planted with a variety of succulents, already purchased at a local big box store. We're still cogitating on the technical aspects of planting but expect to have those decided so we can begin Project Toothsome Table - name subject to change by the HG - this week.  We'll share photographs and planting procedures in a future post.

4 comments:

Alison said...

Ooooh, looking forward to seeing what you do with your table, with this as your inspiration! I bet it will look cool.

Lucy Abbott said...

Oh, My! I can feel the excitement in the air! I just love projects like this one. They are always SO satisfying! I can’t wait to see the finished project!

sandy lawrence said...

OMG, I HAVE to do this! This is so inspirational and perfect. Going this weekend to search for an old table, top not in great shape. What did they do underneath those succulents to hold in the medium and the plants? My head is working on that problem now.

Rose said...

What a great idea! Your table will look perfect with succulents growing in the spaces, Cindy. I love finding inspirations like these that I can actually copy in my own garden, especially since I'm a "now why didn't I think of that?" kind of person:)