Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday.....the coffee table vignette.

Check out Barb's wonderful blog at,http://gritsglamour.blogspot.com/ , for more
Tablescape Tuesday posters and also see her wonderful blog as well!

I have been wanting to join in this fun on Tuesdays and so far haven't gotten to and then today I am a wee bit late, busy week.
But here I am!
Still don't know why this system is turning some photos though , so bare with
the technical difficulties on this post.

I thought I would show my coffee table as it is right now.
Our inlaid coffee table was a find years ago at a garage sale and I just love it.
I had a piece of glass cut to fit the unusual shaped top to protect it.

It holds an alabaster bust of Robert Burns the poet on an old Victorian stand under
one of my glass cloches.
I got it shortly after meeting a family cousin who is related on my Scottish side.
Her Grandfather and my grandfather were cousins.
Her Grandfather Robert Burns McLellan was called Burns for short, this bust has
Burns engraved on it's base. I thought that that was cool since I had
just met her!

And a little old metal dog figure rests on a brass and marble stand I have.
The dog reminds me of the English setter my dad had when growing up, the dog's name was Rebel.
A stone ball rests on a little metal urn and a little pyrography vanity box ( one in my collection) also graces the table with some old buttons in it.

The candelabra was a recent thrift store find and it works well here.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love anything under a cloche. This is so pretty. Love the candelabra too. Such a lovely vignette. Hugs, marty

Martha said...

Nice tabletop. I especially love "fiddling" with coffe table tops! You did a grand job.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty! You did good. :) Really like the candelabra.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your table is so pretty, and I love that the treasures on top of it also have special meaning for you. What a beautiful candelabra. laurie

Denise said...

Everything looks so pretty!
I have been wanting to join in on ~ Tabletop Tuesday ~
Today I actually posted a
~ Wednesday Wee Ones ~
I have loved seeing your Wee Ones and I hope it's ok that I joined in. If you have time, take a look.
Have a Fabulous Day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You always have such beautiful things in your home! Any time you would like to post your dolls on Wednesday, please let me know, Linda and I will put a link to your blog on my Wednesday Wee Ones post. Enjoy your afternoon! ♥

Debbie said...

You have some beautiful pieces, I really like the candleabra!!~spelled wrong! I will be hosting my first meme on Friday, and hope you can join me, I am new to blogging and would love to engage more. It is an easy one fun foto friday.....just show us something that will makes us all smile and start the weekend off right!!~