This one could be filed under “things I didn’t know I needed but now wouldn’t be without” (new blog category in the making.) After perusing Bradley Quinn’s fantastic book on Mid-Century Modern design over the last Christmas period, I decided that life just wasn’t worth living without a vintage trio of Danish teak nesting tables (cue violin music.) Ebay quickly provided many swoon-worthy sets, but often at least one of the tables was damaged enough not to want to pay top dollar for it, or other eager bidders drove the price up and out of my budget range. In January I finally got lucky and managed to snag this cute little threesome.
What I initially feared would be an attractive but completely frivolous addition to our little home has turned out to be an enjoyably practical one. The tables don’t take up a lot of space either individually or as a set, they’re easy to pick up and move around, and are at just the perfect low height to accomodate our sofa and armchairs around the apartment. We have used them to put bowls of snacks on when people are over, dotted them around the living room as a place to set down a glass at parties, and as laptop holders when one of us is working (or blogging) away from the desk or coffee table. All that and cute little tapered legs, solid, beautifully grained wood, and that characteristic warm teak glow. We’re going to have to move into a bigger place just so I can justify hunting for another set.