My Irish farmhouse table is hardworking and humble. Its simple lines, unpretentious waxed wood finish, and mellowed with age hue, are the perfect combination of form and color. Any odd chair pulled up to this classic, regardless of pedigree, looks right at home.

This wonderful old friend was once the star of the Dining Room, until we outgrew its 7 foot long, slightly cupped, single pine plank top. Now relocated to the Family Room, centered in front of the big windows, it’s the perfect spot to spread out an extensive project, or to sit down to a simple meal – after of course, clearing off a portion of said extensive project!

This Irish farm table really makes this country house a home.


Love, Nora


  1. Gail on March 18, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I have a table just like that (with a very old oblong basket in the middle) in the kitchen dining area in front of a Welsh cupboard. The top is made from an old barn door once the entrance to a Lancaster County Pa farmhouse. I love it as well!

  2. Louise on March 18, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I love it!!

  3. Melinda on March 18, 2016 at 11:01 am

    How about those simple yet fabulous linen roman shades on the windows!

  4. Maggie on March 18, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Love this.. Is this English Pine?? You mentioned it was Irish. I love pine pieces! They were really expensive years ago but have come down in price a little. This is really a pretty piece!

  5. Cheryl on March 18, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    i absolutely adore this table. I love the chairs as well. So timeless.

  6. Kay on March 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Love the table — we have a similar one from Manchester, England.
    But please — I am swooning over how you’ve designed your room!
    The paint color, the Roman shades, etc.
    I love the house plants, too.

    • Nora on March 21, 2016 at 10:27 am

      Thank you Kay! It is all very simple and creates a lovely calming environment! Happy Spring to you! Love, Nora

  7. stacia on March 19, 2016 at 5:23 am

    love the greenery on your table. what are they?

    • Nora on March 21, 2016 at 10:26 am

      Hi Stacia! The potted plants are Myrtle topiaries. They’re very happy!
      Thank you and Happy Spring! Love, Nora

  8. Roberta on March 23, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Beautiful. Would you share the wall color. Just captivating!

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