Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Living Room End Table

There are three end tables in the living room -- all are round and their ages are varied.    Two are on each end of the sofa -- but they don't match and the third is next to one of the wing chairs.

When we went to Jefferson City a few weeks ago, Husband Jim came home with an abalone shell.    It, became part of a new tabletop on one of the sofa end tables.

A tabletop in the living room

Husband Jim is not "coaster trained" and so the tables he use has glass or marble tops.    I don't have to worry about rings on the furniture and he can place his glass down wherever he likes.     This is his "end table" and so has a glass top over the mahogany table -- from the 30s, 40s or early 50s I suspect.

A lamp made out of an old tea tin with a great beige shade bought at one of our favorite local stores, The Iron Star, anchors one side of the table.

In the back, a brass planter with a bird's nest fern -- one of my favorite plants.    And a much less fussy fern than most.    It's not quite so thirsty and thrives on a little neglect.

Two bronze statues (which until recently resided on the mantle) add a bit of vertical interest.   I'm not sure of their age but they were bought here, at a now defunct shop on Main Street.    They were special and were a Christmas gift to Husband Jim many years ago.  

I do forget who "they" are.    But both are "somebody"!

It's Tuesday and I'm sharing my tabletop with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.

And I'm sharing this post on Tweak It Tuesday

I never move furniture but I often change out tabletops.    It gives the house a freshness, I think.


Bookie said...

I agree about moving the small things. The big things in my house have NO othr place to be than where they are. Oh, glass on everything...what a idea!

Mimi said...

I am with you...I do not change things often...but my end table do get seasonal changes or new pics or just a fresh change every now and then!!!
love your round tables!!!

The French Hutch said...

Hello, Enjoyed your photos. Same here, don't move the furniture often so I tweek the accessories, throws and pillows. I do a l little seasonal decorating, saving Christmas for going all out.

the French Hutch

On Crooked Creek said...

The lamp from Iron Star is gorgeous! (Had to enlarge the photo to enjoy all the detail!) The fern is intriquing. I usually don't have much luck with ferns, but I'll see what I can find on this end of the Prairie. Your statutes make this "man's table" completely stunning!

Tea Party said...

Admiring your giant abolone shell. Your beautiful home is FULL of so many interesting things, and it is especially enjoyable that they have a story!

Was fasinated with the wine rinsers...totally in love with Dolly.
Thanks Martha!

Rowan said...

I'm not a great changer round of either furniture or ornaments etc. I do a little seasonal stuff and that's about it.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the new shell and vignette. I always love a peek in your home. Hugs, Marty

Michelle said...

Handsome vignette! Will have to look for that that it can take some neglect...