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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Porch table redressed

Had this wooden tiered stand for a year now.  It got chalk painted last summer.  I have used it in the bathroom for a while and then my art room for seasonal art supplies.  Thought I would give it a whirl on the sun porch farm house table (seats 12).  I took this pic on my iphone and took it with me to one of my favorite stores... Create By Nature. The girls in the shop pulled all kinds of things that I could use over to a table.  I already had many of the items from the store, all I needed was a little inspiration to get going on this project.

I bought the iron bird on the top and the green wreath that lines the second level.

Everything else; eggs, candles, moss, fabric birds, silver cups, pots, and birdhouses, I already had at home.

The shop girls suggested plants in the lanterns for this time of year.  I got these plants and pots at Lowes.  I love the color on the pots.  Drift wood helped to fill the space.

Love these table place markers!
They were a Christmas purchase from the same same shop.

The big metal bird was a GW find!

The chicken wire utensil organizer was a $4 Home Goods clearance find.

This is the last thing I bought at Create By Nature yesterday.  I love it!  It is suppose to be a soap dish.

I don't know where I got this little wooden bird box but I have had it for probably 20 years.  It is a piece that gets moved around a lot but never put away in my house.  I thought it would be a good chalk keeper for a while.

I bought 6 of these tarnished silver plate baby cups all tied together at GW for $2.99.
 I didn't set the table...just wanted an easy going table for the rest of spring and early summer.
This might be a paper plate table for a while....deviled eggs, southern BBQ, potato salad, banana pudding...sweet tea in mason jars!

I am going to link to Funky Junk's Saturday Nite SpecialTable Top Tuesday


  1. What a wonderful display! Awesome job on putting it all together; it looks very welcoming!

  2. I love every little thing on here! This is the perfect item to place them on.Placemats are great too.

  3. Love your wooden tiered stand! I just saw one SOMETHING like that at a consignment shop and "PONDERED circling it for hours(or what seemed to be hours)"! I "TRIED HARD" to convince my inner self that I needed it! I STILL think of it and "NOW" seeing yours, "I MAY JUST HAVE TO GO BACK" and get it! I think the one I saw was "MAYBE" from a HAWAIIAN Restaurant.
    I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your little faucet soap dish! What a clever idea that is!
    Thank you for showing us all these goodies!
    Have a wonderful week,