Thursday, 29 September 2011

I Heart Telephone Tables!

Growing up in Unionville, ON I loved walking to Main Street and poking around shops like the Queen's Pantry or Glass Chimney Antiques with my Mum. I was mesmerized by everything from old mirrored compacts and dolls to photos of the Dionne Quintuplets. Even now, as much as I enjoy watching Antique Roadshow with Marc here and there, I'm no expert...

That being said I still love discovering old treasures and if I had a money tree I'd be scouting pieces left and right. One of the first items on my must-have list? A telephone table!

I don't currently have space for this kind of piece - also known as gossip benches - but there is something so endearing about them, they're definitely on my "one day" list!

And while today's smartphones are a far cry from the stationary telephones that these were intended for (and I don't think many people would bother storing a clunky phonebook in the drawers or shelves) they would make for excellent seats and small storage spaces, depending on the design.

There are absolutely beautiful vintage models out there that would be perfect fixer-uppers for your living room or entry way, but also several modern spins, as well.


Do any of these pieces stand out to you? Would you add one to your home?



Adding the finishing touch said...

I love the white one at the bottom of the page! Very cool!

Meags said...

The second one. For sure.. but I would change the colour. These are awesome KK!

Holly said...

I love the second one... the tufted green with the white table. That's my favourite aesthetic: antique with a whimsical modern twist.

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