Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Garden Tray for the Coffee Table...

I've been wanting to do something a little different on the coffee table for awhile. Just for a little change; something subtle and a little organic. Two years ago I painted all my furniture in the Living Room an antique white which I love, but I wanted to continue to tone down the "ornate" factor a little. I've had an antique silver tray here for awhile, but since Spring makes my thoughts go all "garden-y", I decided a tray or basket or something along those lines might be what I was looking for.

but where to find it...?

...My latest trip to Robin's Vintage Suitcase to snap some Easter goodie shots for the upcoming Spring Open House. When I photograph a store or antique space often I don't "see" it all until I'm home downloading the pics. That's what happened with this. It was right in front of me, I just didn't see it!

Last year I added this wonderful heavy linen-y burlap piece to the table top to keep things from scratching the paint finish. So... I moved my urn inside the tray and then my majolica bunny and book stack felt right at home. The tray is big, so everything else needs to be corralled inside it.

I moved an English Ivy in from the sunporch and gave it a haircut for the urn. Whatever is in here needs to be low profile, but "real". Ivy and I get along pretty well. If it has enough light it's hard for me to kill it.

Oh something else...
I brought up the RH linen pillows from downstairs,
and I like them much better here on the slipcovered chairs.
Less distraction than with the darker pillows.
It's always a work in progress...

OK, so here are some pics from The Vintage Suitcase. If you're local you'll want to put the Open House on your calendar. Robin will have a drawing for a gift certificate that you'll want to be sure and enter.

here's the tray...

Remember, you can click on the pics to enlarge them, and then click again for detail.

just gorgeous!

Open House will be April 19-21 
Friday 5-8
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 10-4

will be hosting an Easter Sunday Brunch.
Check Facebook for details.
(The food is fabulous, take it from me!)

I'm joining in on these weekly parties:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Treasure Hunt From My Front Porch to Yours
TTT at Stone Gable
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Home Sweet Home at the Charm of Home
Simple and Sweet Friday at Rooted in Thyme
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Shabby Art Boutique
Craftberry Bush
Jennifer Rizzo

The snow is melting and the sun is out...
Oh Happy Day,
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