I grew up with a big, beautiful, chunky, country trestle table. That's probably why I love them. When the time came for us to buy our own dining table, we found the perfect one on Ebay, after searching for nearly a year.
I love this table so much. I love it like a family member. It's one of those pieces that, regardless of the current style, or what Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel feature, I will love this table more.
According to the historic papers that accompanied the table, it came from the Chesapeake Bay Region and dates from the early 1800's.
I love the butterfly joints. I love the scrapes and dents in wood. I love the lines of this table, all curvy and shapely. I wish I knew the details of its' history.
Here is our table, waiting for the new floors in the new house.
...and in our old house