When you have lots of windows and an open floor plan, you lose out on wall space, which means there is no place to put large pieces of furniture! I try to get the most out of my sideboard, the piano, and the tops of cabinets, etc. Today, I thought I would share my sideboard today for Tabletop Tuesday, and Vignette Friday.
I am not a person who changes things constantly. I tend to find something I really like and stay with it. I do change seasonally, though.
This sideboard is an antique walnut piece that I inherited. I love it's dark, rich color. I'll start with a vignette I did last Fall.
When I got this piece, I tried many different accessories and settled on this tapestry from Belgium, candle holder from Turkey, and an antique Chinese brass bowl.
Then I tried this antique print by Guido Bach titled "Child from the Campagna." I thought it was too light.
I love this bowl...
I brought this print from my mom's house and really liked it over the sideboard. It is also old and from the same relative who gave us the sideboard. I had brought out the blue and white and used a "Blue Willow" plate and tea set I bought in Japan. I also added some very old books belonging to my grandfather, and prints of my father as a child.
But, I couldn't leave it that way, so here it is now! My mother bought this sandwich glass decanter and cordials, and the rich, amber color just seemed perfect here.
As fall approaches I'm looking through fabric thinking about a runner or something to warm things up a bit. I'm loving the Waverly toile I used on the rooster table, so I might do something with that. I'll show you when I do!
As you can see, little changes really can make a difference! Be sure to go by and see Marty, and all her participants.
Don't forget to enter the "Brava Rooster" giveaway here before Friday! I will be showing you some more combinations with the Brava yellow on Thursday, so please come back:-)
If you have already entered or left a comment, please know that I will be getting over to see you. It's just taking me forever. I sincerely do appreciate and love every comment, and I'm so excited to be able to offer such a nice giveaway to all you very special people!! Can't wait to see who wins!