Monday, November 8, 2010

Table Top

I haven't done any rearranging/changing things out in a while. Hard to believe in a couple of weeks I will be putting up a Christmas tree and decorations . I feel like I just put all the holiday decorations away.
This is a trunk that sits behind a chair by the door, and is a spot that rarely ever gets changed, except for what is in the urn and that varies by season. Right now there are some very large faux acorns and fruit with a crackled finish.
The lamp is sitting on a reproduction set of the first set of encyclopedia britannicas ever published. - even the foxing, water marks, etc., was left on the pages when copied.
I would like to replace the trunk with a small table that won't take up as much floor space, but have not put a lot of effort into looking for one.
A book box I bought a couple of years ago in a shop in Franklin, TN.
I am linking up with Marty @ "Table Top Tuesday" http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
Be sure and visit her to see what she and the other participants have to share this week.
Glenda

22 comments:

Alicia said...

Love the crackled fruit in the urn.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Glenda, I love the finish of that trunk. Wood? It is so pretty. That should be out where others can enjoy it. I have an old one in a guestroom as a side table. Yours is much prettier.

xinex said...

I like how that lamp really lights up that corner, Glenda. And I like the trunk, you can make it into a coffee table...Christine

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I love your table arrangment it looks so pretty... love the trunk too, it's beautiful!!!

Sandy said...

I really love your trunk and the vignette you have on it. Don't you just love books? Old, new it really doesn't matter! That was a beautiful necklace you made, loved the blue and black together! Thanks for visiting, as you can tell I'm trying to play catch up and visit with everyone. Have a blessed week.
Sandy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your trunk is stunning and I just love the vignette. The books are a fabulous accessory and the urn is so pretty also. Love the vignette. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glenda, That truck is so pretty, and I'm sure it also gives you some valuable storage. Your vignette on top is so pretty. That book box is really nice, and I love the urn filled with Fallness. What was the first yr that Enc. Brit. was published? I have a full set of really old World Book Encyc. that I'm wondering where they are in relation to the "first". laurie

Domestic Designer said...

Love it! Everything looks so pretty.

Jacqueline said...

The trunk is magnificent, but I know they can take up a lot of space. I adore the book box. It is so unique, I would walk right in and want to handle it! Lovely and inviting. Nice to visit from Table Top Tuesday.

Pattie T. said...

I love that lamp. I am sort of a lamp nut anyway. A strange thing to be drawn to, I'm sure, but I find the right lamp can really make or break a room both with lighting and style.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just love those big acorns Glenda!
What a cool arrangement!
And the old books are so neat looking too.
I hope you have a great week!
Hugs,
Cindy

Leann said...

Oh, I really love the look of the faux fruit in the urn - great for this time of year.

Enjoy your week my friend!
Leann

Liz said...

I think this is a great vignette. That book box is awesome. Everything looks just like it should! :)

~Liz

Karen said...

Love the old trunk! I too have some of those acorns, they are so fun to work with. But, I broke one already.:( Thanks for sharing, joining you at Marty's.

Brenda Kula said...

That book box is beautiful! Far prettier than the one I have. Very unusual cover.
Brenda

Denise said...

Wonderful old trunk. Wish we could see it in total. The cover on that book is so simple, yet quite intricate at the same time. Very nice vignette.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Glenda, I love the acorns you have in your bowl. They are so cute. I also love your book you showed us.

I can't believe that Christmas is right around the corner. You're right, it seems like it was just YESTERDAY. Time seems to be FLYING! Or am we just getting OLD??? ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Betsy said...

Hi, I love that trunk. Hopefully you'll be able to utilize it somewhere else in your home. What great storage. Beautiful drawing on the book box too. You'll find just the right piece to fit there in that spot;-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Love the book box! Wouldn't that be fun to try to make? Enjoy your day! ♥

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I just caught up a bit. I really like the necklaces you made. The one with the 43 is very unique. Your courtyard pictures were fun...I'll take spring! I love the black necklace with the earring on one side...it is just the right amount of bling to be interesting. As for your trunk/table, it looks nice the way it is. We spent an hour in the shops in Franklin yesterday morning...love that town!

susan said...

LOVE those acorns! I like the chest, but you will know when you find the right thing if you want to replace it. I have been looking at your jewelery too--I am afraid I don't have that much patience! I love it!

Sandra said...

I love your old trunk...I have one too and they do take up some floor space but I love to use mine for different vintage looking vignettes. I put mine on a lonely wall under a window and put two chairs on either side.