Another very busy week! WHEW! As we continue to get grounded in our new location the days are full and the skies are most often clear blue. This past week I tried my hand at fused glass art. Some practice pieces are out of the kiln but nothing to brag about yet. We made our final furniture delivery to the Dove Mountain project. The photography is scheduled for next week.
Art and history are the backbones of the small village in southern Arizona. Truly a place to visit and stroll through the streets, visit the shops and eat at a side walk cafe.
At the time we visited Tubac I was in the process of the final sorting of what to move from our Lake Gaston home. We had a very contemporary Scandinavian dining table with a hidden leaf which I loved. To bring or not to bring to Tucson was the question? Many of the furnishings for the Southwest are heavy and dark and do not suit me at all. Bridging the gap between my transitional/contemporary taste to a more regional look was a real challenge. We browsed at many galleries and shops just exploring. We found this console table in Tubac Territory Furniture and the concept of blending styles began to develop.
Hand-crafted console table by Dennis Kaufman at Tubac Territory Furniture. This was the inspiration for the dining table.
I was concerned after we placed the order that it was too far a departure from the furniture we were accustom to. Would it be too bulky or look too heavy??? Because this piece is custom and the wood and finish need time to cure it took about 12 weeks to be completed. I was a little impatient around the six weeks point but finally resolved myself to the wait. Now I know how my clients feel when I inform them of a long lead time.
Last Friday the table was delivered and it far exceeded my expectation. It fit the space perfectly! The wood, the workmanship and style really work. I had ordered the two china hutches and woven chairs last August at the Las Vegas market and they are perfect compliments. I love it when a design plan comes together!
Here is our new table in its new home! What a beauty!