The Gadgetry: My Foldout Rattan Table
Why? It's not a typical dining room table. A couple of ex-boyfriends thought it was cheesy or unrefined. That it looked collegiate. Ah ye's of such petite faith. Just for that, I wouldn't show them how cool it really was.
But it's cool. You're about to see why.
The underside has a stamp, "Inspected, April 1, 1950". This table was in my friend's parents cottage in Pickerel for 20 years. Before they sold the place, I begged for the table. The leaf was detached and had been sitting in a closet, but with a little putty, hidden hinges, and some ingenuity, my friend and I got it back together and operating again.
It's not Pottery Barn, but it is amazing and in beautiful shape. The curious have gotten a glimpse of something altogether different than they were expecting :)