Monday, October 11, 2010

Vintage Blue Formica Table

It's no secret that I have been longing for a vintage red formica table.  Well, this weekend, I found a vintage blue one. At a yard sale.  I could NOT say no.

The table was not the turquoise or sky blue color that you see on most vintage formica tables.  This is a very pretty bright blue - maybe like cornflower blue (one of my favorites from the big Crayola crayon boxes of my childhood).

I looked around the internet trying to find out what this color was called and found very little.  I guess this color is rare!  If anyone knows anything about this color or table, I'd love to hear from you!  I believe the pattern is linen.

I thought about putting it in the booth to sell... for about two seconds.  I think I'll keep it - at least for a little while.   The booth is pretty full anyway.

I had to put it together.  It was taken apart in order to fit in my car. 
The legs come on and off easily and there's a 12 inch leaf.  
The table is a  roomy 54" x 30" (with the leaf).

The sweet little table not in perfect shape.  It has plenty of signs of use.  For the most part, I don't mind - that's just added character

The edges annoy me.  This one has a tan laminate around the edge. It's not in good shape and it's very unattractive.  I think they will be replaced.  Add one more thing to the TO-DO list.

I'm not sure where it should go.  I want a red formica table upstairs in the loft.  I don't think the cornflower blue color would look very good with my loft floors, which are a shade of turquoise. Maybe I could use it in the laundry room as a folding table... but I'm still thinking of using the vintage ironing board there.  Or maybe someplace unexpected - like the guest room - that idea is growing on me.  Oh, I just don't know.  For now, it's on my porch.  It my Pumpkin blingin' table.

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  1. What a gorgeous colour! I would love that in my kitchen. There seems to be a better quality of objects from this sort of era in the US- well probably just north of the equator. Well done on your find :)

  2. I've been longing for a red formica table myself! Great find!

  3. Oh that table! It reminds me of the one my family gathered around in my Grammy's kitchen each Saturday morning before we'd go yard salin'.

  4. I love your table! The color is fabulous and I think it's perfect for a porch. What a good find!

  5. I LOVE that table. It's such a pretty color and I've never seen legs like that. It must be a 4os model.

  6. GORGEOUS vintage blue table, good deal!

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  8. Lovely table! I have been looking for one like it but can't seem to find one anywhere. If you are interested in selling please contact me at

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  10. I have the EXACT same table! It was my grandmother's. Beautiful cornflower blue, single leaf for expansion, and four white vinyl chairs with it. The vinyl was pretty trashed so I had them recovered in recycled leather. A centerpiece of my retro kitchen. Thanks for posting.

  11. I have one just like this with white flowers on each end. I am selling.

  12. I have one just like this with white flowers on each end. I am selling.



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