Monday, February 7, 2011

Colin Bird's Kitchen Table

Just playing while it snows...Again! UGH!

Please click on photos for a close up.

This piece arrived today. It is the table Colin Bird made from the rough piece of yew I posted about not long ago. I wanted to photograph it simply without much embellishing so you could see the wood grain. I feel I have failed to do it justice!!! The top is silky smooth and the color is beautiful.

I told Colin I wanted a table that had a lot of tiny knots in the wood. He sure didn't disappoint me, not in any way. I love his work.

The very happy surprise was how nicely the ladder back chairs go with the color of the table. I bought them last year at the Tom Bishop show to use in a kitchen with no idea where I would ever find a table. What a happy unplanned result. I had no idea if it would work until today.

Thank you so much Colin. It is exactly what I hoped for and more!!!
http://www.colinbird.co.uk/

16 comments:

  1. We sure had a lot of fun shopping for those chairs last spring in Chicago! The table is wonderful and a smart commission for your dollhouse.

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  2. I adore your table Catherine, I can certainly understand your pleasure with it. The timber markings are so beautiful....it makes a wonderful setting with the chairs....and the little doggy too of course!

    Linda x

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  3. Fine furniture in miniature! Beautiful combination of chairs and table. Catherine, you have a discerning eye. I spy Kiva's veggies in the bowl...

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  4. Karin... YES! We did have fun. I loved every minute of being there and meeting you. I am going to miss you not being there this April!!! :-(

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  5. Catherine, The table came out stunning! Amazing to think this is the wood that you had shared with us! Colin finished it off perfectly! The chairs look fab with it!!

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  6. The table is awesome. It's truly incredibly perfect. A new fabulous addiction to your collection. Rosanna

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  7. It is a superb wood for the miniature table and great great work! LOVE the table top. Lucky you Catherine! And thank you so much for the link.:)

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  8. I love the table and it is a perfect match with the chairs.

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  9. the table is beautiful!! i love all the little knots!!! And what a nice surprise that the chairs match with it so well!!

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  10. How magnificent is that table! It's so wonderful and just so perfect! I'd be chuffed to bits with that! :o)))

    Michelle xx

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  11. Really an outstanding work,I love the table !Jeannette

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  12. A dreams come true :-)
    Mini hugs, Flora

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  13. I love the new photo you have just posted! The table shows off all the items beautifully while the lovely timber top is still visible.
    Very pretty Catherine!
    Linda x

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  14. I agree with Linda.
    Among other things, the details of green highlight the wood grain and enhancing it further.
    Wonderful :-)
    Flora

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  15. A great work for a great lady !

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