Old Sweetwater

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

It Marks the Spot

Aye, when you look at me Pirate's Map, an "X" marks the spot where you can find me treasure.   Uh-oh, I don't think a scallywag, smelly , rotten , greedy sly pirate worth her peg leg should have told bloggy readers. Argh!  Anyway, I'm going to feature furniture that has an X in its design. Do you have any furniture like these examples? Are there any other moms, grandmas, aunts, sistersswash-bucklin' fightin' pirates?  Now comment or be prepared to walk the plank!










 

27 comments:

Flick, said...

It does make such a lovely feature, doesn't it? I love that last dining table, it looks so strong and solid, and although it is beautifully polished, it still has a slight rustic appeal to it. I have an old jarrah outdoor table with the crossed legs, I love it!
:)

sissie said...

Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I love the X furniture. The desk is wonderful.
Great post and I love that Pirate Parrot! Reminds me of a joke, but I won't go there! LOL

hugs
Sissie

Tennis Girl said...

Good Morning Janean,
Clever post! When my son was little my Dad had the welders(at the power plant he worked at, (he is an electrician) make an old steel box and put put all kinds of old coins and costume jewelry in it and buried it in his back yard. He got a big sheet of paper and burned the edges and made an old map with directions to the treasure. He hid the map(all crumpled and folded) somewhere in the yard and of course he had my son, who was about 7 at the time, stumble upon it. It took him and my son right to the buried treasure! My son was so excited that he had found pirates treasure!!! As you know, there treasure here is my sweet Dad and my little boy, all those years ago :)

donna...@d.reyne's said...

Hey Girl!
I love the x pattern on furniture!
The only upper cabinet in my new kitchen has glass front doors with the x pattern.
And now that I think about so do my barstools!
I love it...it reminds me of diamonds or harlequin designs.And you just gotta love that whole look!
Have a wonderful day!
Blessings my dear friend,
Donna

Deb said...

that is cute X marks the spot...good choses...love the last photo...

Dianna said...

Just took a tour of the house and guess what? I have no "X"'s in any of my furniture? That must be why I found the pieces you showed so appealing! Such a cool post, Janean!

1 Funky Woman said...

Amazing pieces, but I kind of like the parrot the most! I think I have a thing for pirates, ever since my husband dressed up as one for Halloween. But hey that might be X rated, but it has an X in it, lol!

Rita said...

Ooooh, I love that chair! It is beautiful. Please don't make me walk the plank!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great imagination you have Janean! And how in the world did you find all of these images with X's?

xoxo
Jane

Suz said...

does an ironing board count! :(

Julie said...

wow you got me there. now I'm bent on going to see if there are X's in my furnishings or decor. AT Valentines, I was surprised to walk around and see all the heart shapes around my house,...so let's see.... X marks the spot, you say?
Having fun here. Hugs!

Frau said...

I have a really nice Ikea (cheap) card table aka my desk. It works and I'm not married to it! Have a great one.

Julie Harward said...

Hummm, I don't but my daughter has a book case with this look. Come say hi :D

Dawn said...

I didn't think I did, unitl you got to the diamond pattern. I have several trellis type designs in flooring and wallpaper so I think that counts!

It's too bad you missed out on "Talk like a pirate Tuesday" at Wit Behind the Ears. You're much better at it than I am!
Hugs,
Dawn

Florence said...

A whole new way to look at things. Florence

Beverly said...

When you stop to look around, there are lots of X in everyday life. A picnic table is the first thing I thought about. It must make for a strong unit along with being appealing to the eye.
I just turned around and looked around my sewing room both my cutting table and ironing board have (you guessed it) X's holding them up. Good post for thought, Janean.

Dolores said...

Janean, you are so clever; you come up with the cutest ideas and pictures!
I love the X's
Hugs,

Technodoll said...

LOL you're always so original, where do you come up with the ideas for your posts all the time? And the pics, oh sweet eye candy :-D

The pirate parrot. rocks.

Just can't say it fast ten times in a row :-o

Just Breathe said...

I can't think of any X furniture that I would have. Love those tables. Cute parrot!

Pondside said...

You had me looking around and, in truth, I can't find an 'X' in the house. Surely there must be one!

Karen said...

Avast, I have four rickety TV trays with them legs in an X. Now, be on with ye. ;P

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Argh Janean! I've gotten behind in checking my favorite blogs again...farm chores keep me busy outside it seems this time of year. I've wracked my brains and I can't think of anything that I own with an X on it...oh other than scissors! Love the parrot. I hope you have a wonderful Friday...take care....Maura:)

Deserae said...

Yep, count me in as lovin furniture with the X design! I especially love the desk in the first pic....simply fabulous!
~Des

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

At first I thought no "x's" on any of my furniture but then I found two...a wooden folding chair and a metal plant stand. Oh, and I just remembered we have some wooden t.v. tray tables that have folding legs that form an X.

Susan B said...

Love the post, especially the last picture! :o)

Have a lovely weekend!

Marla said...

I really laughed at the parrot! Too funny.

Sarah said...

The x pattern on furniture is so classic. We have a butler's table with an x crossbar below and an antique French bench with a stylized x crossbar. Great post and clever title and pirate reference. :-)