Sunday, October 7, 2012

Little Changes - Front Window

Yesterday, I spent hours tweaking my living room.
I hadn't really planned to do it, but 
you understand how one thing leads to another.

Here's a peek at the primitive table that
sits in front of the front window.
It's the one that keeps the dog from
getting through the window to
the post man. Seriously, she cracked a pane!

There's a crackled glass lamp, painted
with a soft silver spray paint and fitted with a
pretty gray embroidered shade - from Walmart.

Next to the lamp is a new iron stand
in which I placed a vintage chippy croquet ball.
It was a perfect fit!

It makes me want to buy more of these stands.
I see them at thrift stores for pennies all the time!

A tarnished silver plate two-handled cup
now holds a child-sized croquet ball,
instead of silk greenery. And next to it,
a cup with antique dice  - some made of bone
and some made of vintage plastics.

There is a wire container, rescued from a thrift store.
I found a bundle of them, and bought all five.

I removed the rickety bamboo lining the tops,
and now they look more industrial.

Vintage books and faux greenery fill the basket.

To the right of the basket sits a trio of 
mismatched candlesticks.Two styro pumpkins 
from Dollar Tree, painted off-white, and a dried gourd
are perched on them, offering a little nod to the season.

A tarnished copper bird box sits guard over them.

Aside from tweaking this vignette, I painted several 
small pieces and tweaked other areas. I'll show you 
more photos of those changes next time!

Word for the Day:
Daniel 6:10
When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, 
he went to his house where he had windows in his upper
chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his 
knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks 
before his God, as he had done previously.

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Sharing Shadymont said...

I love your table. The items you've chosen for it are so pretty. The croquet ball on the stand is so eye catching. It all looks great in front of the window.

Have a great week!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

such lovely details. I like the pumpking/gourd combination on the mismatched candlesticks!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hi Revi... love the way your table looks decked out for night! :)

I see those stands all the time. I've never EVER bought one. But now I wish I had. I have an old CANNON BALL found out in our field near the barn years my boys! I could sure use one of those now! Thanks for the idea.
I've seen baskets similar to yours too--but didn't buy them because of the rattan wrapped around them. Never dawned on my to strip that off. You're such a clever little decorator.

...see, I don't even know what your day job is, but I think of you as a decorator! :)
heard there was snow in the panhandle this weekend. Did you get any?


Jan's Place said...

Love how everything came together. I am now following you,and grabbed your button.

Rarely buy a lotto ticket, and if I won would still go to thrift...I cant resist the hunt of the thrift stores, much better then the "known" at regular stores!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I think your table looks fantastic! :D

I really like all the touches of white on it.


must love junk said...

Love the table and how you have everything displayed!

Anne said...

Love that table!!!Your vignette looks beautiful too!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Loving the table in front of your window. You might not realize it but for winter I though of putting our buffet in our front window, but I thought it was a decorating no no. Seeing yours I know it isn't! I love how everything is displayed! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Heaven's Walk said...

What a pretty vignette you created! It's so warm and autumny on that awesome planked table! Beautiful job!

xoxo laurie

To The Moon and Back said...

lovely fall details. Thanks for sharing!

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

I am wanting white ... and more white ... this Halloween. Thanks for additional inspiration ~ Mary

Iris said...

Very pretty!!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I laughed. Our little dog thinks she's so ferocious and tries to attack the mailman when he comes to the door! Your tabletop looks amazing! love the vintage items especially toe croquet balls! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,