Thursday, 11 August 2011

Butcher's Block



I love this image I found over at Nibs blog of John Derian's old butcher's block in his house in Provincetown, Massachusetts.  We have been very lucky this year to come across 2 of these wonderful old butcher's blocks.  One came from an old butchery in Toowoomba.  Each one sold within the first few days of them being in the shop which obviously shows how rare these wonderful pieces are.  I wish I could find another one for our kitchen at home.  I also love the idea of using them as a side table placed between 2 sofas with a big gorgeous lamp placed on top.

image John Derian's home by eric boman for american vogue living

11 comments:

GTV Diaries said...

They are just gorgeous, something timeless. x

third room studio said...

I love the idea of using them as a side table - such a durable and timeless piece, and I love seeing things like this in unexpected places.

Nat @ dear little house said...

Gorgeous. Furniture with history and texture... love it!

pve design said...

The next one I see will be mine!
pve

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh that is amazing, i love the big old ones with a good groove in them which screams "plenty of chopping has been done here". What a find!! We use a butcher's block in the middle of our kitchen, every day, it's amazing, love Posie

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Wow! That is a statement piece. You can help but notice it.

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

annie said...

A big gorgeous lamp with a cool shade designed by you would be very beautiful on a butcher's block like this!

daria said...

Dear Anna, I love your style! It 'great! I mentioned you in my blog "sciccosi dettagli"
Kiss... Daria

The Graceful Wife said...

Wonderful! I love your blog!

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