I was inspired by this picture from my new issue of House Beautiful magazine
to make a change with my entryway table.
I decided to enlarge my table so it could hold a better arrangement of things.
I already owned a 38" glass top that we weren't using any longer so I laid it on top of the 30" top of this table and it helped immensely.
I simply re-used things that I already had on the table and added the box
on the right and a couple of magazines below the faux book/box. I angled them like in the picture and added flowers to the vase that I centered like in the picture. I already had the candle holder but mine is much taller. My burlap tablecloth is too short now and I need to figure out what to do with it. I could add a band of color below or something like that.
I did try it with a white candle but it looses something.
I'm keeping extra votive size candles and holders in the box. Mixing the different scents in one box ends up to be a treat- it smells so good to open it up!
This votive is all glass with an interesting finish on it. The brilliant gold is so reflective it looks like it has a candle lit in it all the time. The dark exterior makes it look like it's metal.
I've showed this table many times with different arrangements
As you can see adding the extra 8" made a difference
My table still isn't as big as the inspiration photo but I'm real happy with the extra size I gained by adding the glass top.
This is one of those compressed board tables I ordered from Ballard Designs a few years ago. It has room underneath to hide a few things which comes in real handy!
I'm joining the following parties-
Dwellings- The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Ivy and Elephants- What's it Wednesday