For the first few weeks after Christmas, I was really relishing the pared down look I had going here, with sort-of empty tabletops and less clutter. Well, I'm so over that now! Every time that I think I'm going to go for a more clean, streamlined look here, it only takes a matter of days before I start to miss my stuff.
I had even moved my chippy wicker table out of the living room, thinking it would feel more spacious if this piece wasn't in the way. It didn't. It just felt empty and bare. So the table came back, the plates went up, and now I love my living room again. I do think that a smaller table might work a little better here, so I've been cruising Craigslist and consignment shops for something new.
Remember when I said I had been doing some post-Christmas Etsy shopping, too? Here's my newest find! I love it soooo much. When it arrived I was literally running from room to room, trying to figure out where to put it. It made me wish that I had bought several so I wouldn't have to choose! I think I have a new obsession :) The tray came from Daph's Small World. She has so many nice vintage items, including several more vintage trays that are really pretty.
One of the other things I missed about the table was having a few candles lit in the evening. These sweet old bottles came from Maurie's mom's basement, and I love how the one is a perfect size to hold a tea light.
I have something else that's special to share tomorrow. Wait till you see what it is!
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