The round skirted table in the great room hadn’t been changed out since the spring and I had been wanting to change things up a bit. I decided to keep most of the accessories; I just used them in a different way.
This is the way the table looked before. You can see more of it in this post. The sun streams into these two-story windows, so there is always a lot of glare. The 36-inch diameter table is topped with a fringed burlap tablecloth and a round of protective glass, When I removed the glass to clean it, I noticed that the sun had slightly faded the top of the cloth. That doesn’t bother me, no one can tell at all when looking at it. Can it be our little secret?
The table looks like this now. I removed the 7 ft. tall silk palm from in front of the window and then placed this real palm on top of the table. I think it gave the table much more presence, especially with all the light in this room!
I recently bought the palm at Home Depot for $9.98. You know the kind- it was planted in one of those big ugly black plastic pots. I needed a pot with a lot more character, but didn’t want to spend the money on an expensive glazed ceramic one. Three days after I bought the plant, I found this aged terra cotta pot at the curb down the street from me on garbage pickup day. It still had the original price tag on the bottom- $39. Now, I know I need to lose the plastic saucer and replace it with a clay one, but that’ll have to happen on my next trip to HD. Meanwhile, it’s protecting the glass from water drops. I really like the character that the leached salts and moss from the soil have given the clay pot. You would pay big bucks for an “aged” piece like this in our local floral shop!
The large dictionary stayed in the same place- I just took away the tall candlestick, replaced it with the small oval box, and did a little rearranging. Using the old juggling pins in back of the book gave the table some additional staggered height. Looking at this photo, I realized that I forgot to place some moss on top of the soil- it’ll give the pot a clean and more finished look.
I only paid $12 for the pair of pins at a yard sale last summer.
A moss and egg filled silver cup was placed in between the plant and some decorating books.
This wooden finial is a nice accent piece that has been in many different locations in this room.
The turtle shell that I found when we were on a buying trip at the High Point Furniture Market in April was placed under a large cloche to give it a little more prominence. I received quite a few compliments on it when I first showed it to you in the spring- I think it inspired a couple of bloggers to go out and find one of their own!
Did you remember that Paula Deen signed a copy of her decorating book when she was promoting her furniture line at the Universal Furniture showroom in April? Barbra Streisand’s decorating book was given to me by blogging friend, SusieQ from Rabbit Run Cottage. I’ve been able to keep my variegated leaf plant alive since the spring; it makes a nice topper for the books.
I thought the reflection of the table in the mirror was fun. I’ve yet to paint my pair of thrifted gold mirrors. They were a $34 find last summer and they flank the baker’s rack on one of the long walls in the room. The more I think of it, I may NOT paint them. It’s okay to have a touch of gold in a room.
Well, there you have it. I think the table looks just the way I wanted it to turn out.
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