Buffet Server Table

buffet server table
  • a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves
  • A blow, typically of the hand or fist
  • strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent"
  • A shock or misfortune
  • a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
  • A person or thing that provides a service or commodity, in particular
  • waiter: a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)
  • A computer or computer program that manages access to a centralized resource or service in a network
  • (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
  • (in tennis and other racket sports) The player who serves
  • (court games) the player who serves to start a point
  • Present formally for discussion or consideration at a meeting
  • a set of data arranged in rows and columns; "see table 1"
  • a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
  • Postpone consideration of
  • postpone: hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
buffet server table - Sonoma Black
Sonoma Black Finish Sideboard Buffet Console Table Server
Sonoma Black Finish Sideboard Buffet Console Table Server
Sonoma Black Finish Sideboard Buffet Console Table Server
This two drawer Buffet / Console Table is suitable for any hallway, living room or dining area as an accent table. It has two adjustable shelves and is only 13.5 inches deep so it won*t take up much room in narrow or confined areas. Features include a profiled top, side moldings and an arched kick plate, as well as solid brushed nickel knobs and drawers that run on smooth, all-metal roller glides with built-in safety stops. Basket Not Included. Assembly Required.
Dimensions: 33"W 13.5"D 36.25"H

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Fern's server of many colors.
Fern's server of many colors.
As we were setting the dining room table, bright winter sunlight highlighted this piece, it's beauty and it's flaws, and it asked me to tell it's story I inherited this server from my Great Aunt, Fern. No one else had "room", and I liked the style and the history behind the piece. It almost matches my Queen Anne dining set, the hutch and buffet across the room are wonderful, nicely finished cherry wood, with shiny brass drawer pulls and knobs. One of the drawer pulls recently broke, and I knew this was going to be a challenge, as through the years, all but the 2 original pulls in the top 2 drawers had been replaced, and none matched. My first thoughts were to "improve it" and buy all new pulls to match my existing set. And, in decorating parlance, "carry the style across the room." I did indeed follow through with this plan, and bought 8 new pulls; ones that were shiny and strong, and matched everything. As I started to install them, at the first turn of the screwdriver, one of the original pulls let out an audible groan. I stopped to get some penetrating oil, and before I applied it, I took another look at the piece. Things that exist have a history, and history has a story to tell. Waiting to be put on the newly dressed table, the brass candlesticks on top of the tea chest , (to the left of the frame and extending out of the top) belonged to my wife's great grandmother. They were handmade in the "old country" (Prussia, now Latvia) and handed down through the family. They were made to match, but as handmade items, have subtle imperfections and quirks that make them prized possessions. As does Fern's server. Should I be the one to destroy the trend with the mismatched pulls? Should I be the one to change the story already in progress? Or should I be the preserver of the history, the custodian of the real life of this humble, but significant piece of furniture? The decision was easy. I replaced just the broken pull and it's drawer partner , the shiny brass ones on the upper middle drawer. The story lives on. Fern would approve.
Helpful Staff
Helpful Staff
I was out remeniscing today. This is a restaurant I ate with my family when I was young. We moved away from this neighborhood more than 25 years ago and I don't think i've been back inside here since. Not much has changed though, which is a comfort to this old man. Maria (middle) came out of her office and asked why I was taking pictures. She wasn't happy about it. At first she must have thought I was from the health department or something come to make a negative report. She needen't worry, the restaurant was spotless. Suddenly she changed her tune and became very friendly. I think she decided then that I was from the home office and she had better be nice to me. Whatever. I love her hyper exagerated curled fringe. She is from Mexico City and she has been in America for 18 years. She's been working for Pancho's for 16 of those years. Cynthia (right) came up to me at my table shortly after this picture was taken and asked me for a copy of the picture so she could show her six month old son when he got older that she was a working mom. I thought that was a very tender thought. I'm going to have one printed for her.

buffet server table
buffet server table
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