Saturday, May 16, 2009

Around the House Saturdays

While home in Virginia a while back, my parents gave me some wonderful metal basins and trays that came from Grandfather's (my Dad's Dad) old country store. One of the trays has found a happy home as an extra layer on our coffee table.

The colorful bowl is one of my antique finds from the Southport Antique Mall. It's a great container for the many remotes that control our TV, DVD player, and cable box.
Having a tray like this on the coffee table helps set everything apart from the dark brown of the coffee table (which by the way is also a fixer-upper from my Great Uncle's house). I love how the tray brings everything together and makes everything look like one collection of items.

Hope these ideas spark some creative ideas in your mind and I hope your Saturday is full of excitement and fun!


PS~Erin said...

I love your "second layer of your coffee table" idea! We have a bright green, old metal square one under our coffee maker & fixings. Makes it easy to pull everything our from under the upper cabinets and back for during the day. I'm going to keep my eye out for a rectangular one for the coffee table or side table. Thanks for the idea and pictures!

Eren said...

We can add this to the list of things we have in common. My mother has that same bowl at home and uses it for salads all the time. I keep trying to talk her out of it, but it hasn't come home with me...yet.

Christy said...

i love the homey vibe of these photos! have a happy weekend!

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