There is a huge antiques centre about 20 minutes away from where I live and towards the end of the summer, my husband and I decided to pay a visit since it was far too long since we had last been for a good look around. The cafe there is pretty good too, which helped.
We bought a few smallish bits and pieces and one of the many things, big and small, which caught my eye was this unusual antique backgammon table.
Not only because I like playing backgammon, but because I realised that the game board was worked…
…in tent stitch.
I can only assume that the household weren’t big backgammon players, as it’s in lovely condition. It was also marked up at an eye-watering price. “I don’t think it would be that difficult to adapt an old table,” I muttered as I crawled underneath to investigate the underside of the top. My husband seemed indecently keen for us to look at something in the next room at this point.
Can’t imagine why.