This cocktail table in the great room holds the last remnant of my summer decorating- I’m hoping to get it changed out for fall within the next few days.
The terrarium on the table is hardly ever filled with live plants, since I tend to kill them; but it makes a great place for seasonal vignettes. An old dictionary to the side of it is topped with “smalls” and giant leaves from my SIL’s garden add a touch of greenery to the gleaming glass table.
And speaking of glass, I’m hoping to find new tables when I’m at the furniture market in High Point next month. I am so tired of cleaning smudges and fingerprints off these tabletops. What was I thinking when I brought them home from the store?
The terrarium is filled with a variety of pretties, including a starfish, a bundle of old letters tied in a ribbon, some shells, and a piece of old drawer hardware.
I had some extra hens and chicks from an outdoor pot, so I filled an old silver creamer with them and placed it on a paper covered box. These are plants that I can grow- they require very little care!
Why weren’t we taught the flowing penmanship of yesteryear?
A piece of driftwood and more shells are nestled underneath the starfish in this corner.
I always try to save the flowers from the bouquets I receive from Mr. Sullivan. This bloom is all that is left from a trio of roses that I got from him in the spring.
I love this magnifying glass with the shell handle. I’ve actually used it a few times lately! I need to get in to see the optometrist soon~ I think I may need bi-focals for my contact lenses because I’m having trouble seeing things up close these days…
This small clock was a recent dollar purchase at a church rummage sale. All it needed was a battery- it just amazes me what people get rid of!
Sometimes, I like to open the lid on the terrarium so I can see all of its contents. With all the iron in the framework, it’s sometimes hard to see everything.
Thank you, Laurie, for your help in creating this mosaic. While I’ll never be the master that you are, I had fun using a couple of programs to create this!
I’m linking up with the following Friday parties:
Vanessa, at Southern In My Heart, is hosting an Inspirational Friday party to welcome the fall season. She’s a newer blogger- please pay her a visit, show her some comment love, and tell her I sent ya her way!
Artie’s Vignette Friday is a great place to see lots of inspiration. Stop over to see what he has to show us this week and then visit with the rest of his party-goers.
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Join Debra for her first Vintage Inspiration party. You just might meet some new friends!
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And because I have one thrifty purchase in this post, I HAVE to link with Debbie’s Garage Salen Party. Gotta love this girl’s humor!
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Cindy’s party is another great choice for inspiration. There are oodles of ideas to see.
My first time here…