Monday, October 29, 2012

Magazines or Sheet Music?

I brought this thrifty find home the other day, but I am clearly in a state of confusion. 
Not because of how pretty it looks once I cleaned it up and 
painted it
or that it's a perfect size as an accent piece and easy to move around the room
But this, this is what's got me stumped
 I don't know if  it was intended to hold my magazines or to hold sheet music. I feel guilty sitting there in that chair reading Southern Living when I think I should be standing up playing the flute.
Or perhaps it's a pulpit for a really short preacher. 
Maybe I should be at church!
 What do you think- Magazines, Sheet Music or Pulpit?



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31 comments:

Suzy said...

I don't know what it's supposed to be used for, Laura, but I like it! A lot!

Becca said...

Hmmmm ... a beautiful table with a split personality ... love it! You did a fabulous job making it pretty.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Like that piece. Probably magazines since a music stand would be vertical so they can read the music.

Dear Emmeline said...

I don't know either...but it certainly is pretty!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I would guess sheet music! Love what your doing with it though too! Great piece!

Jaime Lyn said...

Oh my goodness, who cares what it was for, but WOW and I in love with it now! Ohhh boy I had better wipe the drool away from my mouth because that is exactly something I would LOVE to find for my house!!! You rock!
Jaime

Atta Girl Amy said...

Can you play the flute? If not, then this DEFINITELY was made for magazines. It's adorable. Such a unique find.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it could have also had a pull out shelf for more surface... i have seen tables like that before with a teeny knob and you pull it out and voila, more space! it's so pretty- love the distressing!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I say magazines. Such a cute table!

NanaDiana said...

I love it, Laura. I think it is an old music stand that they used. There was a similar one in Gramma Clara's house and she was a concert pianist and a music teacher. It is just wonderful!!!! xo Diana

Penny Phillips said...

Such a cute piece...whatever it is!! Hugs, Penny

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Cute, cute table...So very pretty sitting next to the chair...love the bottle!

PJ Harrison said...

May be a telephone table and hold a phone book -- a very thin phone book.

MaryB said...

I agree with PJ Harrison---I think it may have been a phone table. Back in the day phone books were much thinner than they are now. Of course it can be whatever you want it to be!

Olive Cooper said...

I have a vintage pulpit and it it slanted and much taller. We live in a small town and our phone book would fit in there nicely. Anyway it's charming.

ImSoVintage said...

wow, not sure, but I'm thinking magazines. Love it :)

Anonymous said...

Stunning. It says "I love you, I will be whatever you want me to be." Regena in Tn.

Anonymous said...

yeah...phone table

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It's a great little table. Gosh, if you can play the flute, that'd be perfect! :)

I like that it holds magazines, but that's because I don't play any musical instruments.

Have a great day.
Pam

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Great photography and gorgeous inspiration!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Jane said...

I saw an older table a few days ago that had a little pull out tray where you would place your coaster and drink thereby leaving your lamp, etc in place.

Teresa said...

Just a midget who was recovered and rejoiced thanks to your artsy hands.

Now it's thinking it should be a Grand Pulpit but I do think it's to hold books... not magazines, but books. And it comes to my mind the pictures and movies we've seen of past centuries and the Lady is holding the book in her hand, so more or less the size to fill that space. Souther Living wasn't probably edited back then.

We have, in my Country, a revival of the trend with some magazines being printed in a pocket version... maybe they have an eye on your table LOL

Anonymous said...

My guess is that it is a phone table, and the space below is for the phone book.

Darla said...

My daughter plays the flute so you can just send it on this way! lol Love it!!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

I love music, so I would say sheet music! It turned out so pretty--love the distressing your did on it to bring out all those lovely curves.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Side table is perfect - so no worries... :)

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

It is beautiful no matter what you use it for! So pretty!

Take care,

Trish

Anonymous said...

I have a beautiful side table that has a pull out shelf that is painted with a waterproof finish. It is to put drinks or food on so one doesn't damage the finished top of the table. Possibly that shelf is missing on your table?

suzyq said...

Just loving it no matter what it is!!!
Beautiful :)

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I think it's a small telephone stand...for a Cottage sized home and a little phone book or address book maybe.

Rose

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Super cute- I would guess sheet music too. Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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