Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday


Today I'm joining Barb's new party at Grits and Glamour, called Tabletop Tuesday, cause I like Barb, and I like tabletops.
I think this is such a fun meme to participate in because don't we all just love seeing eachother's vignettes and getting inspired by the beautiful accent tables and how they are decorated? I am always rearranging my accessories so this is a perfect party for me.

I'm only showing a couple this week because I wanna save some for future weeks, but these two are both in my Family Room.
The first one is my Great-Grandmother's old secretary desk I posted about that I was going to have refinished for my 40th birthday, but so many people talked me out of it because it would detract from the value, and I'm SO glad I listened! The part that comes down is off the hinges. I never got around to having it fixed, because if the top comes down it won't fit quite right in the space next to my sofa. And if I keep the top up, I can't show off the pretties inside! So, I decided to keep it just the way it is. Completely imperfect.




This little accent table Mr. MDB got me at an auction for $4. He saw it and immediately knew that I would love it. Isn't he the best! It sits next to the chair that my friend Michelle gave to me, which is next to the fireplace.


And that's it! I told you it wasn't much. But go visit Barb's blog to see beautiful tabletops!

13 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Kim I'm so glad you left this as is...and girl you have no idea how many antique pieces I have bought and spend hours trying to bring them back the way they were and cussing out the idiots that was paint over fine wood...Love this thanks for sharing...Hey are you too busy to stop by anymore...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, that desk is really beautiful! I love the way you have used it for display, too. Everything looks so nice!

Southerncook said...

Your grandmothers secretary is beautiful and I am sure such a treasure to you. I have a little school desk that belonged to my great grandmother and I keep it at the top of the stairs with special memorobilia on it. This is a reminder to do that for TT soon. And what a great find your DH made with the little side table. It is beautiful and I should say that both vingnettes are lovely.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

xinex said...

Beautiful vignettes, Kim. I love the secretary desk from your grandma. What an exquisite piece. I am glad you left it as is. Your hubby's got good taste to be able to spot the beauty in that little table and what a deal! Now, I have to go look at your store. Those are lovelies down below...Christine

Blondie's Journal said...

Your secretary is just gorgeous, Kim. I love the curve to it and the little vignette of books and pictures on it. Lovely. And the table your husband bid on for you is lovely also. Lucky girl!!

xoxo
Jane

Shelia said...

Hi Kim! I'm in a bit of covetness here! :) Your desk and little side table are so lovely and you've decorated them beautifully!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Queenie said...

Beautiful tabletops Kim...very classy and elegant...extra sweet with the family photos. I love that secretary, that was your Great Grandma's...that is such a treasure...and so is that sweet hubby of yours, for finding the other little table just for you...great deal too, 4 bucks...amazing! That was a fun post!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Anita said...

Great vignettes...love the desk and the little table is great.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Nice desk and table that your hubby bought for you. Enjoy seeing how you display your treasures.
Deb :)

Beth in NC said...

Those are lovely! I love seeing how others decorate!

Melissa Miller said...

Kim it's all so pretty at your home! I do adore the table and the artichoke finial. You always find such amazing deals ~WOW! :)

Beth in NC said...

Hi Kim! Thanks so much for the follow!!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Your great-grandmothers secretary is beautiful. I like how you placed those little antique looking books there. Looks perfect in the corner you have it in. I need to find some of those books. Also...you have an awesome hubby...good taste in furniture! Hugs!!