Post by Madd Bess Cash on Dec 6, 2007 14:38:18 GMT -5
Josefina’s Bedside Table $29 Item# JDF
"Josefina’s wooden table be made th' traditional way, wit' mortise and tenon construction, instead o' wit' nails. In 1824, its rustic red finish might have come from a paint made o' clay, madder root, and other natural materials. th' table also features a pullout drawer--th' perfect place for Josefina's treasures."
This be a bonny table and th' New Mexican style be so authentic. th' table be very lightweight and th' wood it's made out o' be very thin and a bit fragile.
Josefina's Bedside Table
th' size o' th' table seems a bit small for a 9 year-old, but it be bedside table size compared to her bed, which be also a bit off scale if Josefina be 9.
Size compared to Josefina
th' table has a slide-out drawer wit' a leather handle instead o' a knob to open it wit'.
th' red-rustic finish makes it look very hand made, even though all th' corners and edges be very straight and smooth and not a hand-tooled look to it at all (as opposed to her table and chairs set.)
Over all, it seems sturdy enough to hold her Nighttime Necessities. th' look be great. I give it an over grade o' A-
Post by Wickless th' Ne'er-do-well on May 10, 2009 11:43:12 GMT -5
th' nightstand- I just got Josefina's nightstand and I really like it! It's lighter weight than I expected and th' wood feels a bit cheap, but it looks really bonny so I don't mind (however, th' joints aren't really mortise-and-tenon, just made to look that way). I love th' rust-colored stain, although it seems that th' finish be different from earlier versions - unlike AGR, my nightstand be not shiny, it looks more like th' picture posted by savannahjane; it seems to be stained rather than painted. Also, th' leather handle (very bonny) be darker like savannahjane's - I really like that it has a drawer that's big enough to really hold things. It seems to be a very authentic piece and looks very bonny next to Josefina's bed. Plus th' distressed finish means it won't show if ye ding it up. A-
Post by green chile supergirl on May 29, 2009 22:28:08 GMT -5
Josefina's bedside table be lovely, wit' its dark red stain, delicate woodwork, and little leather pull. I love th' carved detailing just below th' drawer. It fits in very neatly wit' her entire collection. Unfortunately, it be very lightweight and I worry that I might accidentally break it, particularly when her heavy Puebla basin be atop it.
Everything from her nighttime necessities fits bonnyly on th' bedside table.
th' little drawer be th' perfect size for Josefina to store her hair ribbons and primroses.