At the top of the stairs ends the "public" part of the house -- French doors close off the bedroom and bath area. And at the top of the stairs is a small round flip top table (age and heritage unknown but a really good buy in a favorite antique shop in the big town an hour south of us) and over the table is a mirror (which we got really inexpensively because it was missing a couple of little mirrors!)
And to light the top of the stairs, an Oriental lamp (which is a favorite of mine). At night I love the glow it gives through the windows that it sits next to. A "Staffordshire" figurine and an Oriental vase with some stems in it.
As you come up the stairs, this is what you see -- it's always been a favorite spot of mine for vignettes. This version, however, has been here for a while -- the table is a December purchase replacing a smaller black table (that is now for sale in a shop downtown) and I like this table much better -- the wood has a beautiful grain.
It's Tuesday and so I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.