I don't know what it is about young people these days.....
But they don't seem to know how to arrange accessories on tables.....
(If you are a youngun, and know how.....
A LOT OF OLD FARTS DON'T KNOW EITHER!!!!!
Today, I am going to show you guys
some of my living room tablescapes,
and explain my tiny brain's reasoning about
why I placed
what I placed and
where I placed it!!!!!
Let's start over by my old club chair.....
I have absolutely no idea why I put any of this @#$ here!!!!!
I always start taller in the back and layer down to shorter in the front.
I use the same principal
as when I design foundation landscapes with plants.
I love the blue accents,
as it pulls the color of the blue from around the room onto the table......
I'm not a big fan of crystals,
but I like the bit of whimsy these add.
These two blue pieces of glass where originally acquired for my
But they mysteriously disappeared from my inventory.....
The problem with unpacking inventory in ones home....
ONE CAN SEE HOW SOME OF THIS
AROUND ONE'S OWN STUFF!!!!!
I got this try on ebay....
I think it came from Australia.....
The plan was to hang it on the wall.
I like it better on a table.....
It works in with my majolica bird plate scheme.
So, I gather my accessories together, and start playing around with them.
To get to arrangements I like, it takes a lot of trial and error.
The important point,
is to group items that are visually harmonious.
The black of the lamp relates
to the black of the tray table.
The blue of the glass relates to the blue in the bird tray.....
To the left of the sofa sits this little beat up bamboo table...
The rusticity of the table and dog works with the thick pottery plate.
AND THEN TO COMPLETELY CONTRADICT WHAT I'M WRITING!!!!!
I add in a lampshade with delicate bead trim.....
You gots to mix it up a little folks.....
I had these shades made EONS ago.
The trim is from Scalamandre.
When I have two lamps that I want to be the same height.....
And one is shorter than the other.....
I PUT IT ON A STACK OF BOOKS!!!!!
This little plate is lustre ware.
My bidness partner Kriss, won't let me buy any more of this stuff for our inventory.
I LOVE IT!!!!!
(crummy heathens, don't know what's pretty.....)
It's all pink and shiny and glimmery.
I tend to set small plates around on my tables to work as coasters.
They make pretty accessories, and are practical.
My coffee table has a tray with a whole bunch of stuff that serves no purpose
Start tall and work to short!!!
I've had this little vase with the fake roses
The magazines generally have a rule....
NO FAKE FLOWERS!!!
This little thing has been in magazines, newspapers, books,
NO ONE KNEW THEY WERE FAKE......
(after the shoot, I always confessed.)
(by then it was toooooo late.)
I don't know why, but this grouping of three little stoppers has always appealed to me.
Anytime the table is jostled they fall over.
So they are usually lying down.
But I put them back up,
'cuz they just are some of the stuff I've had forever,
and still like.....
Over the years I've acquired items that work well as tabletop accessories.
These babies travel around and fill in on my photo shoots
when I need a little more stuff to fill out a room.
This guy has worked hard for me over the years.
He just looks good in a lot of different places........
These are the only useful things on the tray.
I tend to like groupings of three. Odd numbers always look better in a group than even.....
I set this old file box next to one of my club chairs to act as a small accent table, and then I totally ruined the practicality of it by setting my big dog on top of it.
So now it doesn't work as a place to set one's drink....
but the dog looks GREAT!!!!!
Some of my posts tend to be a bit lengthy.
It's been mentioned to me
(by a close friend)
(you know who your are)
that this is a blog, not a book.....
So I will end here, and continue on on Thursday.