As I mentioned I would tell you a reason I was influenced to move my furniture around this time.
I cropped this picture to show you the set up. See the wing back chair with the glass end table next to it?
One night when I couldn't sleep I had climbed into the recliner and dozed off.
Mr. Teddy that we love so much….has a thing for lampshades. I did a post including another story about Teddy, a lamp and shade "here".
As I mentioned I was sleeping in the recliner- when all of a sudden a loud crash awoke me.
The lamp was knocked off the table and hit the hearth. When I picked it up I could feel the pieces move. It has 5 serious cracks in it now. Dan used some super-glue on it but it's only a matter of time before it will come apart. It hit the marble and wood trim on the hearth and it even damaged the marble near the edge. This was a nice piece from Ethan Allen from about 12 years ago and is made very well.
I feel like I should've titled this "That Darn Cat"
What's the deal with Teddy?
All we can figure is Teddy likes to use his paws and push against the interior of the shade to knead it. Cats often like soft objects such pillows and blankets or even you- they say it brings them contentment. This is the first one I've had that figured out the interior of a shade was a place to be soothing! Gees!
Another time (just after the lamp crash incident) I fell asleep watching tv and I awoke to another sound… do you see him!
Little stinker. He had jumped up to the mantel using the table by the recliner to get up there. I had my cell phone right there so I captured it. What really freaks me out is that he walked from the right side to the left somehow managing to get around each piece. I decided that was enough- the room has to change and no more convenient furniture for him to jump from.
Now he's got about a 6 ft. jump to reach the mantel and there's enough intimidation with objects in the way that I expect he isn't going to try it anymore. He's good but not the good!
This end table looked too bare so I took this inlaid mother of pearl box off a shelving unit in the living room and placed it here. I hadn't tried it before so it's a new look for me now.
Hopefully now the lamp is safe here but if it goes down again it will be in multiple pieces.
The candle on the urn next to the lamp (that I showed in a vignette "here" on the coffee table not long ago) has moved to this end table.
You can see Dan's table on the right rear that I gave him for his stereo doodads and reading materials. He likes it a lot and it keeps his stuff off of the other surfaces which makes me happy- a good compromise. It's pretty well hidden from any view unless you are over near that corner.
In keeping with the "less is more" I've combined the big bowl with the tray on the table but nothing else. Somehow I'm imagining the contents of the bowl to change when my fall decorating comes into play…. but I will be keeping it simple!