Sunday, July 19, 2009

Table Tops!

Last year I was on a mission to find a 50's kitchen table in good condition. Well Mr. BJ did, and it has been the background for quite a few pics on this blog (goodies for "Mabu" in Subiaco above)
I was admiring some of Painter Girl's flickr uploads from 50's Home Beautiful magazines and recognized the Laminex on my table, "Basketweave".... with the South Pacific charm!
You probably know I love recycling cool vintage laminex as much as lino.
It was fortunate I generously agreed to drive my daughter to the tram stop on Friday because on the way I found an old kitchen table on the nature strip with this laminex on the top. It's the beige cousin of this turquoise Australiana laminex I scavenged from a house reno down the road almost two years ago. Can't wait to use it!


  1. What were they thinking? Hilarious!

  2. I obviously live in the wrong part of Thornbury... you always find such treasures and I just find old chip packets.

  3. One mans trash is this girls treasure..and I must confess, I have trained my kids to tell me if they see stuff on the nature strip as we're driving past!

  4. Man - you have got the NOSE! I lOVE that laminex.. but it is karma.. the universe knows the good that you do..!


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