December 31, 2011

Our DRANKIN'! Table

Since moving into our Holyoke Home, we've used this as our dining room table:
It is not *technically* a dining room table. *Technically* it is a DRANKIN'! and GAMBLIN'! table. The base is cast iron and weighs 27 bazillion pounds. See that little ledge above the base? It's a drink ledge, where you'd put your drink so it didn't spill on your royal flush.

Mr. Man bought the table at Brimfield many moons ago. The dealer claimed - without knowing Mr. Man was from Holyoke - that the table came from the fabled Holyoke Hotel Jess (the bit about the Jess starts at 2:08. WAIT FOR IT!) Here are pictures of the Hotel Jess in the days of yore (the building on the far right), and now.

To add to our new mid-century modern hutch in the dining room, we brought up from the basement an Ikea table we had in storage. Not digging the mish-mash of chairs, but at least I can feed more than four people at a time now.



AND - now we have a DRANKIN'! table in the media room. On which I can style shit.

12 comments:

  1. your sleek black table looks terrific! love, mom

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  2. wow, that table is quite weird and wonderful!

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  3. Very nice candleholders - Scandinavian?

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  4. Stylin' shit is important :-D

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  5. You fit four around that first table? I don't feel so bad about my table, which cuts into the knees of folks sitting at the heads.

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  6. I like the new table! And, I can't believe you fit four people around the game table :)

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  7. Where did that tray come from? Delightful!

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  8. Just found out about your blog, via today's Gazette. Putting it on my 'favorites' list and looking forward to reading past entries. Lovely home!

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  9. I want a drankin' and gamblin' table! Good call on the bigger table...enjoy having dinner parties!

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  10. Ha! Everyone needs a drankin' table - we call ours the Dining table ;)

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  12. I love the new table and the old Drankin' table on which you've styled lots of stuff that I LOOOVE. Hope you are well. We've been sick literally the whole entire winter. No lie. But, now everyone is well and we are up to all our old tricks which basically means that Mama is crazy!

    :)

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