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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dining on a Typewriter Stand

I saw this vintage typewriter stand at a yard sale last week end and I thought it would make a great table for H and I to eat on,   It's small....very portable..stores easy, and it was in really good shape.  (it was also cheap...$5)

H painted the bottom of it white, but we decided to leave the top original.

These chairs are  not heavy, easy to store and set up for a quick lunch in the yard.   I bought these chairs at a yard sale in Amarillo Texas about 2 years ago...$15 for the two.  They came out of the auditorium at Amarillo High School  

I put a beautiful vintage table cloth on my "typewriter dinner table".... 
added some vintage plates....we only need a fork for lunch today.
added a simple centerpiece....

and we are ready to eat!   H and I usually have a small simple we are having green salad topped with a yummy tuna salad.   For dessert we will have Jello with whipped topping...and of course sweet tea!   ( I just wanted to show you the coffee cups that match the  we won't use those!  I will bring out big glasses of iced tea when we sit down to eat)    

Well, I had better go find's time to eat!

Til next time....♥-fridays-link-party-614/


  1. Now that is really darling - please come share this at Open House! Those plates are beautiful as well!

  2. You are incredible Penny!!! Your table cloth is such beautiful and mmmm....i love tuna salad!!!

  3. Very smart ideas, Penny and your surrounding is so warm and cozy. The vintage theme is absolutely adorable.

    Greetings from D´BoX,
    /CC girl

  4. What a romantic-looking blog you have here! It's so nice to meet you for the first time! I have come by way of Stephanie's blog, The Enchanting Rose for the blog hop!

    I will be adding your blog to my GFC blog reader and look forward to reading your posts!

    Have a blessed week!

  5. How clever and such a pretty table as well!

  6. I love using the typewriter table as a dining table outside! What a great idea and oh I do love those old folding chairs! That tablecloth is just perfect for a sweet summer day. Thanks for sharing this with Diann and I at TTF this week!


  7. I love clever solutions like this! That gorgeous vintage tablecloth drew me right in! Perfect for a little open air lunch under the trees!

  8. Love that you used a typewriter table.. What a great idea. The tablecloth is gorgeous. Love the dishes and the food looks so scrumptious. xo marlis

  9. A innovative way to repurpose the table and it looks inviting with the pretty tablecloth all set for lunch.

  10. Great find with the typewriter table. My daughter uses hers for a side table in her husbands study by an armchair. I am dreaming of pretty vintage cloths like yours.

    Great looking food.

  11. How perfect! I love the idea of the typewriter table, and the table cloth is beautiful! So cozy!

  12. The chairs were calling for the typewriter table. :) Lovely lunch for two...


  13. Well- How cute of an idea is that? I love the chairs, too- xo Diana

  14. Penny,
    What a great table!! I could use something small like that for the patio in the back... that is if the rain ever stops. Thank goodness we did not have the storms that most of the east coast had but about 3 inches of rain!!


  15. Clever use for a typewriter table. I love the tablecloth that is on the table. Have a great day.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  16. I have these dishes, too! And, I just LOVE them to pieces! I have a typewriter table, as well - and it would fit on the deck - thank you SO much for this inspiration! I needed it!

  17. Hi Penny!!!

    What a great idea and to get it for that price is amazing!!!

    I love the way you decorated the table with beautiful china and silverware on a beautiful tablecloth. It's great that the table and chairs are easily stored and removed when you want them. The stamp on the back of the chairs is very vintage.

    What a great find for a beautiful summer luncheon!!!!

    Have a great weekend!!!


  18. Hello Penny,

    This looks like a wonderful way
    to have a picnic!

    Thanks for sharing your idea.

    Bear Hugs,

  19. Loving your dining experience...Di coming over from Blitzed on Pinterest! I am the link before you. Di@cottage-wishes

  20. Hi Penny, Pinning from the "Blitzed.." party. Love your little dining set-up :)

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

  21. I love your little $5 table...and I live in Lubbock, only an hour and a half from Amarillo. :))

  22. How cute! And wonderfully portable. That's always a fave of mine. This table also looks handy for an extra laptop as well. :) Have a great week.

  23. Very Cool Penny!! What a neat idea!! Thanks for sharen with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend!

    Sue @

  24. That's such a cute little table -- what a great find!

  25. Great fold away table setting! Love your vintage table cloth too!!!!! Pinned:) Stop by

  26. Well if you can't find 'H' Penny I'd love to dine with you. What a gorgeous setting. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this week... I really appreciate it.

  27. I featured this post at Open House today!

  28. Gorgeous! I love the table cloth and your beautiful china! Thank you so much for linking up! Hope to see more from you.

  29. Love the table cloth! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  30. That table cloth is so beautiful! And your dishes work so perfectly. A meal with you is an amazing experience! Thanks for linking with me :)

  31. Cute, cute, your vintage table cloth!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...


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