I needed to add a little color to a table vignette in the great room and knew I had just the right items do it. I found these colorful spindles at the Springfield Flea Market Extravaganza earlier in the month for a mere 75¢ apiece. woo hoo- that was a bargain, don’t you think? They simply got placed into my silver ice/champagne bucket and added to the existing side table vignette.
A cut glass wine decanter, a small bowl of shells, and a potted plant fit nicely on the footed silver tray. I’ve found all of my silver/silverplate trays at estate sales and have never had to pay very much for them. The ice/champagne bucket was an estate sale find, as well. I’m glad I like the tarnished look- it takes forever to polish these items into a gleaming state!
I like the play of colors against each other. I’m thinking I’ll buy a few more colors when I go back to the fall extravaganza sale; the vendor is always there. A green one would be nice, but in keeping with the odd number rule, I’ll have to find another color, as well. I’m also hoping that the he’ll have more ceramic glove molds at the show in September. I found one in his booth this last show, but let my SIL buy it, since she’d been looking for one ever since she saw the one I bought at the French Hen Farm sale last year.
I have a ginormous collection of glass decanters. Occasionally, I’ll fill them with some “spirits” when we’re entertaining, but for the most part, they’re scattered throughout the house in various displays.
This wooden box hold three decorative “dumbells”- basically just double orbs.
This shot of the table was taken just as the sun was setting. The light in the room is at its best at this time- for most of the day, the sunshine streams in through the double height windows and causes a lot of glare. We opted for no window treatments on these windows since they face the woods and we have a lot of privacy; but since we’re contemplating putting a large screen television in here, we’ll need shades of some kind. I think draperies are out of the question- the ceiling is 18 feet high. That would be a lot of fabric!
I don’t think I mentioned that we had planned on being in Indiana over the weekend. We celebrated our niece’s wedding at the University of Notre Dame, the bride and groom’s alma mater. The wedding ceremony took place in the Basilica, the reception was held at a hotel on campus, and the entire event was first-class all the way!
This is the interior of the basilica.
The golden dome on top of the main building on campus can be seen from many vantage points. The bride and groom wanted a photo of all of their guests, so after the ceremony, all 200+ family and friends had a group picture taken on the steps of this building. What a fun way to see everyone!
This is the interior shot of the rotunda under the dome.
photo by Shannon Farrell Santella
Congratulations to Kasey and Mike Scully!!