Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fall Table Display

I felt I needed to add just a bit of the fall season into my home. I just moved a table that once held my tv over to a hallway space that was crying for a piece of furniture. It fits well under the already existing painting. It is an iron frame sofa table with a marble top.
It is still in the very high 90's everyday but if I wait for Dallas to cool down, well then I might just miss fall altogether.
I found this adorable fall flower arrangement at Michael's and just had to bring it home. The owl just adds a touch of humor to the arrangement and makes me happy.
She needed just a tiny lift so I placed two interior design book beneath her.
To her far left is one of a pair of a Maitland Smith bronze candelabras with marble surrounding its base.
It is extremely heavy and full of details.
Of course it has a cherub, working, working.
And some egg and dart detailing along the bottom and beading around the top.
Sitting next to her is the ever diligent bronze griffin holding a brass torche.
To the far right is a lamp with a glass blown globe.
The shade is covered in script.
At the top is a finial. I seem to have a thing for finials. I also happen to love all the details in this painting and never get tired of taking in all of the details.

A bronze cherub playing her violin sits next to the lamp.
As you know I love cherubs. I never set out to have a collection of cherubs but somehow they just found me and there are many more around my home.
The painting is a gouache painting. Prior to purchasing this painting, I hadn't heard of gouache painting. It is similar to a watercolor, but a pigment has been added to make it opaque. The artist drew the design first and then painted it.
I really debated about buying this sofa table way back when but I must say it has served a multitude of uses over the years. 
Have you ever noticed that you had a collection of something without consciously setting out to collect them? 

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  1. So pretty! Love the little owl peeking out!

  2. Another pretty vignette,those sconces and candlesticks are beautiful.

  3. Patty your lovely Autumn vignette is truly welcoming the change of seasons! xo

  4. Very nice! I love that Maitland Smith candelabra. I bought a decorative hinged box by Maitland Smith a few months back- they make very nice accents! Love the bronze griffin and that lamp on the right- it's really unique and unsual!

  5. Ooh, I forgot to say I like your picture and the floral arrangement. Love the owl!

  6. I love your vignette, Patty ... from the beautiful arrangement ... to your gorgeous art, candelabra and lamp (love the shade)! Thanks again for visiting me Fall sitting room. I love your blog and look forward to following along! *Becca* (from Adventures in Decorating)

    1. Hey Becca! Thank you so very much for following. Love your blog!

  7. Hi Patty, you're right. The owl adds a bit of whimsy. Love it! The painting is beautiful also and I enjoyed seeing some of your cherubs. Thanks for following me and now I am happy to be following you! I have a link party, 'Share Your Cup Thursday'. It's all about sharing what makes you happy. I would love if you would link up some time.

    1. Jann, I will check out your link party - sounds like fun.

  8. Hi Patty. The owl is darling. I absolutely love the lamp with it's script. You have created a beautiful vignette for Fall.

  9. Simply beautiful! That owl is just too sweet, and I think if I saw that fall arrangement I would have grabbed it as well. Diane

  10. I love the owl tucked in to this lovely arrangement. Hugs!

  11. Getting my house updated for the seasons is definitely a challenge for me! I love the lamp with the script lampshade!

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