Empire-Table-topWhew, 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.

swivel empire table ruby laneThese 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.

antique game table topvia 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.

Empire-table-redoneThe 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.

Empire-table-base-legsFor me the best part of this table is the elegant and curvy base.  It’s quite modern looking, don’t you think?

Empire-table-legsA mocha gray finish updates the look in a refined way.  Hmmm, stuck in the past or reaching towards the future.  Sounds like Downton drama to me!

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Seven more days to Downton, ahhh but who’s counting…..

 

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