Whew, the holiday whirlwind has passed! The countdown to Christmas has ended and so a new one begins. With 2015 and a new season of Downton Abbey about to start I thought it fitting to recreate this Victorian Empire Game Table. This is an in-between picture on it’s way into 2015.
These gaming tables were designed to swivel and fold out when not tucked into a corner or entry. Ingenious! This lovely antique shows how the top swivels and folds out. It’ quite a clever idea for small spaces and occasional use tables.
via A Garden for the House You must read Kevin’s delightful post and lovely picture of a fireside gaming table meal.
The inside compartment has a secret hiding spot for cards, dice, or anything else you might want to stash away.
The poor table I found was so busted up and not swiveling at all. Time to recreate and modernize this baby. I put on my clever cap and decided to bring it into the 21st century as a flat screen tv stand.
Seven more days to Downton, ahhh but who’s counting…..