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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A FUN TUESDAY....

So many thanks to DIANE for hosting this fabulous
2nd TIME AROUND TUESDAY...
such fun so be sure to swing by her place,
leave sweet words and take a look at all the
other fabulous REMAKES.....
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This is the sofa table behind my sage green loveseat in the living room....
I bought it at a THRIFT SHOP a few years ago for
$16.00....it has a one and a half inch thick glass on it
and it is just PERFECT for the spot I have it in. It is very plain
and simple and takes up very little space....
I spray painted the frame BLACK and I love it....
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The arrangement is OK here but nothing to "write home about", ya know....
I see so many beautiful things on other blogs and a lot of the time,
I notice their decorator items are LARGE.......as I can, I am going to buy major
larger pieces than what I have in my cottage..
ANYWAY, I wanted to spice things up a bit on this little thrifted table..
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Going shopping in my CLOSET SHOP, I decided to use another 2nd TIME AROUND item....
my mother's cut crystal bowl and
fill it to the brim with these luscious looking apples.....
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Then, I decided to showcase this beautiful, 'means the world to me' piece that my sweet
son and daughter bought for me one year for Mother's Day...
back when they were just little kids...
*oops...my heart is swelling here....
It has the beautiful rose etched into the glass and can you see that it says LOVE GROWS...oh ! my!
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Then I decided I needed some visual "weight" on the other end of the glass topped table.....
and, of course, BOOKS are always great for visual weight...almost ALL of my
books are another 2nd TIME AROUND as I buy them at thrift shops....
Aren't these bookends so cute ? I bought those at KIRKLANDS a few years back when they
had one of their wonderful sales. .... I LOVE THAT STORE.
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YES..... I like my new do...
this is making my TRASH TO TREASURE, 2ND TIME AROUND table
look just spiffy as can be....
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It just makes my heart sing to have something fresh and new to look at...just rearranging one little
table top seems to refreshen the entire room....HOW IS THAT ??
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and.....
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IF seeing my bright, red apples made you hungry for a great APPLE PIE...
you can't use my apples....
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THEY ARE FABULOUS FAUXS......
;O)

XO bj

43 comments:

Diane said...

BJ, your table makeover looks great! Those apples sure DO look good enough to eat! What about a piece of that pie now?! Have a great Tuesday!

Diaen

abeachcottage said...

i love the light and the books BJ, isn't it amazing what tablescaping does for something? you know just a few months ago I hadn't even heard of these vignette affairs, my decorating was a lot less 'done' now I do them and then re-do, and as you isn't it just so great to just simply shop what you've got and foof it around til it looks all pretty

great inspiration

sarah

playsdolls said...

Your table makeover is great,it looks very balanced and has wonderful memorable items for you to look at .I thought those were real apples,oh well the apple pie looks delicious.Great post.

~♥~ Monica S said...

You did a great job there!! Love that table... which by the way is very smart.. being glass and all.. that wont take as much space as the solid ones.. visually! :-)

Your livingroom seems very cozy! :-)

Monica

Sandy said...

Very nice make over. I instantly fell in love with your lamp!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love the table and vignette, BJ. The pie looks delicious, oh my....

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Good Morning BJ,
I love your new banner! And all of your treasures look really nice the way you have them. Okay, so that pie would go great with my morning coffee!

Lisa

Candy said...

Those do look luscious...like the ones from Snow White. Love the closet shopping redo. And the sweet reminder of days past. It always give a fun, fresh breath to move things around...see them from another perspective.
Happy Tues, Candy

Southern Lady said...
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Southern Lady said...

Hi, BJ ...

What a pretty transformation ... and isn't it nice to have your mother's beautiful bowl and the sweet keepsake from your children out where you can enjoy them every day.

Don't you just love "shopping in your closet." I find stuff in mine all the time that I forgot I had.

Hope your day is filled with sunshine.

Sincerely,

Janie

P.S. ... Sorry about deleting the first comment. It had a typo in it.

Beth in NC said...

I like your table makeover BJ! :o) I need to clean out my closet so that I CAN go shopping in it. lol I might actually have some treasures in there!

May I have a piece of pie?

Have a great day!
Beth

KC Mom said...

You have some great decorating ideas! And now...I am dying for some apple pie. Did you put in a smell widget or something? I swear I'm smelling it. Thanks for visiting my blog this morning...

Smilingsal said...

You had me fooled with those apples; they look REAL. I love, love, love that table. Glass that thick cost a HUNK!

sharonavinger said...

You were brilliant to add the blue pot with the floweres in it! It makes the red stand out so much more. Love the transformation! Great job!

ann said...

Oh my,I want some pie!That table is perfect back there.And i loved the way you had it decorated both times...Ann

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

BJ, I love the table and the vignette you have created upon it! What a steal for $16.00...and the cost of some spray paint! I love to peek in at your house...BEAUTIFUL! Stop over and meet Victoria Rose...

Tina said...

You are so smart!!

Hey, love your table vignette! And apple pie, its one of my favorites!! Your pie is beautiful!!

((hugs))
Tina~ Cherry Hill Cottage...

Brenda said...

I love your table redo it is just beautiful. It is so warm looking if that makes sense.

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love the makeover too! I love punches of RED here and there...I can't believe those apples were faux!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Great makeover! I love the red and blue together. Those apples looked so real!

Hugs,
Penny

PEA said...

I'll have another slice of that apple pie please:-) I love what you did with your sofa table, you did a great job "spiffing" it up! I'm always at a loss of what to put together on a table or fireplace mantle but you seem to know exactly what to do:-) xoxo

xinex said...

Mmmmm, yummy! The table looks great, BJ. And so is the vignette.How sweet of your kids to give that precious crystal item to you and your mom's bowl is lovely...Christine

Bo said...

Hi BJ...your header is so lovely! I like the vignettes you have created with found things from your closet...I just "found" some forgotten things the other day...&
that's always fun! ;-) Bo

Chandy said...

Lovely crytals! I love crystals too! What lucky apples!

tardevil said...

Love your thrifty table & all that's on it! The pie looks good too!

Raggedy Girl said...

I really like the black and white pieces but your re-do is really pretty too. I have a crystal bowl like that ready to go to my grand-daughter and darn it really looks good with the apples but she will love it too. Your sofas look very similar to mine and I would love to see a blog on them. We are getting ready to redecorate the front room and I am looking everywhere for great ideas. Interesting post!
Have a Terrific Tuesday
from Roberta Anne

Linda's Blue Gate said...

No I sure could not guess they look so real and I love them on the table... looks great....
I have a fun award for you..
HUgs
Linda

Charli and me said...

BJ you have some beautiful things on your table and you arranged them perfectly. And that pie!....Well.... I hope you have a beautiful day!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

It looks great! I like the idea of "shopping the house" for new things or using something you already have in a new way!

I have a bowl of faux apples too, but in green. They are so realistic that they have fooled many people, including my son's friend who actually bit into it! lol I have to put that side down now because of the teeth marks! I got them at Pier 1.

Kady

Julie said...

My husband would be TICKELED PINK if you featured him in a post!! I may have to deflate his head afterwards though!

I think I have a crystal bowl just like yours that I inherited from my Grand Mother! Love it.

Susie Q said...

It looks prefect! I love your home...each little bit and bob and corner and spot just seems to shout warmth, comfort, prettiness, welcome and fun. hey! Just like YOU! You are all of those things and so much more...

Love,
Sue

the pleasures of homemaking said...

BJ I love what you did with your thrifted table! Kirklands is a fun store - the one by me closed about 5 years ago so it's always a treat for me to find one that's still open. It is fun to have something new to look at and you did a beautiful job accomplishing that without running to the store!

Mmmm that pie looks delish. I want to bake something this weekend but wasn't sure what...maybe pie!

Manuela

Judi said...

BJ
I love that table you did so well with that purchase and the lamp on it is perfect too.
Can't have any apples? They look delish in the beautiful bowl. The whole vignette looks so nice. Very pretty.
Thank you for sharing Fun Tuesday..
hope you've had a good evening.
Judi

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RobinfromCA said...

Your tablescape is terrific! LOVE the bookends - such a weakness for me. And your mother's crystal bowl is stunning. I also love the term "closet shopping" - I think that's what I do when I start changing things around. I stare at the closet and cupboards where I store my treasures until something pops! BTW - how did you get your pie crust so perfect?!

Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, your glass sofa table is beautiful. The perfect size and price. I do love what you have displayed on it as well. the bookends are awesome. I too love Kirklands. Unfortunately we do not have one anywhere near Franklin. Such is life. I had a chuckle over your apple pie and fake apples. You sure fooled me.

Love Ya...Jeanne

Kathleen Grace said...

Your sofa table looks perfect! A change is as good as something new!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am just not believing you don't have TONS of bunnies..and..and chickies and eggs. It just is not like you..and yes...you can start with one of those cutsie banners that Mika makes. For sure! Naw...just not believing you don't have a bunny or three stashed away!!
The pie. Oh ..good..grief! Makes my mouth water. Beautiful pie, bj.
Just delicious looking! :)

Nancy said...

BJ, That is a wonderful makeover! Love those bookends!
Oh, and that pie! I bet it was delish!!!! Nancy

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love the table ,but I would really like a piece of that pie ! Looks yummy !

Happy To Be said...

GM BJ, Thanks girl for coming by...and Kyra has another surgery on the 10th to put a botton in her tummy..getting rid of that tube hanging out of her..then at least she can wear normal clothes..then she have another surgey after that still to go..My grandson send me a video of her and all she does is smile and laugh...Happy little baby!! she gives me courage when I am am complaing about my aches and pains...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great table & what a find! I love crystal bowls like your mom's. I've inherited some too. Your apples looks so perfect, I thought they were real! Great post, now can I have a piece of pie before I go?

nikkicrumpet said...

Hey woman....just wondering how things are going...Can't wait to hear back from you. I'm thinking about you.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ,
You scored a deal on that table! And the vignette looks great...just like something for a magazine.

Please forgive me for taking so long to comment!

And thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!