Wine Table, As Promised (at last!)

There she is at last! To be completely honest, we finished the wine table in early July. But it is summer which means birthday parties, vacations, holidays and all the rest of it. Every time I would think of something I wanted to blog about, I would stop myself and remember that I promised the table would be next. Even still, I am cheating you a little because I’m only showing you our finished results. The full photo tutorial will follow (the kids do go back to school next week after all), but for now, feel free to bask in the beauty of a fully functional home wine-tasting table.  With honeybees, natch!
On one end there are French lemonades for the kids and on the other, French wines for us. I put potted plants down the center when it isn’t full of ice and bottles. The color of the wood will patina over the next few months and I might even give it an interesting stain in the spring.

We toasted with Malbec and Pinot Noir of course, but we’ve also recently discovered Vouvray. It tastes like a non-cloying Reisling.

The honeybees were a happy accident. The gutter we bought to use as the center didn’t work at all and we thought the project was a bust. Then I remembered the planter my mother had just bought me and it happened to fit perfectly. I called her to find out where she bought it and raced out to see if they had more. By chance, they had the exact number and sizes needed to fill the center of the table. Clearly fate means for me to drink my wine al fresco.

I love this wine stopper. I make all different types which I sell in my shop here, but all these pictured are from my personal collection. I discovered this old hot water faucet handle in the attic of my mothers Victorian house, so it was far too sentimental to sell.

I hope you forgive me for taking so long with this post. I will do my best to get the how-to up soon. My husband and I made the entire thing from scratch so there’s lots of room for personalization to your own tastes. Until then, cheers!

6 Comments on Wine Table, As Promised (at last!)

  1. wineandhistory
    August 17, 2012 at 10:28 pm (6 years ago)

    What a beautiful table – thank you for sharing! The planters really give it the pop that it needs. Not sure if you know, but Vouvray is the Chenin Blanc grape. I’m a big fan of the crisp taste – a perfect summer wine!

  2. Molly
    September 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm (5 years ago)

    Love this! Definitely need to break this bad-boy in!!

  3. milkandhoneyluxuries
    September 7, 2012 at 9:05 am (5 years ago)

    Thank you! We really enjoyed the Vouvray this summer. Now that cold weather is nearer, it’s time for some spicy Syrah.

  4. milkandhoneyluxuries
    September 7, 2012 at 9:05 am (5 years ago)

    Anytime! Ryan and I have been enjoying it. I’m looking forward to winter weather roughing up the wood a little bit.

  5. MarieElena
    November 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm (5 years ago)

    I had seen this kind of table somewhere else but never as lovely as yours. I love the stoppers and the plant makes it blend in the the outdoors. A person might also put clutters of grapes or apples along with the wine and a selection of cheeses on the table. Great stuff you have an Out-Of-The-Box talent and that is what people are looking for not cookie cutter designs. I also like your Etsy site and wish mine could look at good.

  6. Lina Puentes
    March 11, 2014 at 5:15 pm (4 years ago)

    Hello there,

    I happened to find your photos by accident, and I specifically love these. I love the project.

    I wanted to ask you if you are interested in selling the pictures? Let’s hope you are! and if that’s the case, could you please tell me what resolution you have them on, ect?

    Thank you!