Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Artichoke - Not just a delicacy, but an accessory too!!!

Found this cute little artichoke accent table at a thrift store my dear friend Stacy told me about and I just had to have it. Of course I had no idea where to put it (after all, where DO you put an artichoke table??), but it looked nice in this corner of my dining room.

The top is a black/white marble, pretty cool huh??
So then I needed to accessorize. So I used, what else?? More artichokes. I liked the colors in these and they go well in the room.

So I gotta ask, has anyone else out there ever decorated with artichokes?? I mean, it's not like it's fleur-de-lis, topiaries or transferware dishes - all sensible choices. I'm talkin' artichokes. Just wondering so my husband doesn't think I'm a total nut. Remember girls, I told him I "HAD" to have it!

Have a great day!!!

17 comments:

Angie said...

That is a neat table! I like artichoke stuff too. I have some fake ones and some candleholders in my closet and just have never put them out. I'll have to pull them out and find a place for them!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Cool table! I'll admit, I've never decorated with artichokes before, but then, I've never found a table that awesome before either!

Stacey said...

I have artichokes in a pretty box in my bathroom. They are mixed in with potpourri. I think they are gorgeous. Have you seen the painted artichoke platters in the Etsy shop at Kari and Kijsa's? They are to die for!

Stacey said...

Well I failed to say that I love your table! I would have snapped it up too.

Beth in NC said...

I don't have any artichokes, but if I did -- I would use them. :o) I love your table and the decorations you used!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your artichoke table is beautiful and using a bowl full of artichokes as a centerpiece totally makes sense.

Tracy said...

That is a great accent piece! I have one little artichoke "faux finial" that I got a few weeks back, I think they are cute and make very interesting decor items. Look great with the ivy trailing down too!

Carolyn said...

That is a great find but I love the china cabinet you bought also.
Thank you for visiting me and leaving me nice comments.
Take care,
Carolyn

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Doesn't everybody who's anybody decorate with artichokes?! I love the table! Of course you had to have it! Great find Kim! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Nancy said...

Kim, I loooove it! Yes, I do have some in popurri(sp?) and I have some artichokes in a floral arrangement in the kitchen. I would have to of bought that table too! Great find! Nancy

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That looks quite classy!!!

m ^..^

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty Kim! I love it.

I have a pineapple accent piece and now you have me wondering if it's really an artichoke after all.

I like it either way!
~Melissa ;)

Bo said...

Hi Kim...oh yes, you definitely needed that darling table!! I do have some faux artichokes & candleholders I like to use on tablescapes...I love their shapes & colors. I think you did your new table justice with your artichoke decor! ;-) Bo

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Oh girl, you must have artichokes! Finials, lamps, tables, and I must have the fake ones somewhere in the house. Can't get enough of them!

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Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Kim,
Tell DH, you are not alone...I have seen other artichokes around Blogland. :-) I'm pretty sure Lynne, at Lynne's Gifts from the Heart has used them in her rooms. Love your new table...it is so pretty, I think you could use it almost anywhere...even beside a chair would be great! :-)
Susan

lvroftiques said...

Oh I am (artichoke) green with envy!! LOVE that table!! I'd have tackled ya to get to it first! *winks* I have a friend who has ceramic artichoke candle holders and I have loved them from first glance! Been looking for more than a year and still haven't found em! Now girl you know I'm dyin' to see that new lamp of yours! Hurry up with that shade OK? *winks* Reminds me, I need to go over to the GW and check for some more treasures myself! Vanna