Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pottery Barn Console Table

Yesterday I did a short post and at the end hinted at another change around my home. You all had some pretty good guesses. I wish I was super woman and had completed some of your guesses. Well, I'm good folks but not quite that good. lol
My birthday falls in September, September the 1st to be exact. This past year was the first birthday I spent 100% alone, it was not an easy day for me. Weeks prior I had seen this table at Pottery Barn and fell in love. In a weakened state of mind, I knew it was time to make some changes. I measured and remeasured the wall in my office to make sure it would fit and fit well, not crowding the area. The table I had been using I sold to help pay for this one. Sometimes you can move pieces here and there to make room, I knew the style of the other table was not one I wanted to continue using, so the best option was for it to be sold, it was a win win. This is one of the first changes I made in trying to make over my home. 
Naturally a new
table requires a new lamp right? OK, may it's not a requirement but I sure wanted one for the end of the table. This fabulous lamp came from Lamps Plus, I'll include the link at the end of the post. The price is so affordable.

I gathered treasures from around my home to make a gallery wall above the table. The small blue and white plate and silver box belonged to Mother. They were gifts to me many many years ago.

This was a gift from Mr. P many years ago, the verse says it all.
The map picture was a print I found quite a while back, not knowing for sure where I was going to use it. I found the frame on sale at Hobby Lobby. I had tried it in a couple of other places and it seemed to work here in the office the best, well at least for now. The blue plates to the right of the picture and the one of mother's works perfect.
Years ago there were some guys that flew around our area taking Aeriel shots of your homes and properties. They took one of ours brought by the proof asking if we were interested in buying one, naturally our answer was yes. The activity around the barn went on daily around here. Equipment coming and going, one of the guys working on something. To the right of the picture you cans see the drive leading into the shop minus the row of trees, the pergola above the shop doors, the yard lights weren't in yet. Oh so long ago, this was circa 1987 - 1988. I would really like to have one as my home sits today. Again in the last couple of years so many changes around here.
The oval framed picture is the wedding announcement of my grandparents. One of my Aunts gave me a copy and ironically I had on hand the perfect oval frame. Notice the date?

And it came together. As of about two weeks ago,  it's taken on yet another change. lol It's not a big change, I'll share that soon along with the rest of the office.
When I purchased the table I also ordered the basket, knowing I wanted to disguise as much of the satellite equipment as I could. Yes folks, that is the "old" VCR. How many of you still have one of those beauties? In my case it's the only way I can mirror image this T.V. to the T.V. over in my sewing area. This way I don't have to pay for a second room when the distant is so small, great suggestion from the Direct T.V. installer.
You know my Miss Scootie baby is going to be close by, but all this moving stuff around just wears this poor baby out.


Thanks for stopping by to see my sweet table from Pottery Barn. What do you think? Fits this area perfect right? Anything you might do differently?

Fondly ~ Lynne~






Sources:
Console Table:  Pottery Barn last September
Blue and White Lamp:  Lamps Plus last September
Basket: Potter Barn last September
Blue and White Ginger Jar: One Kings Lane a couple of years ago
Paint Color: Furry Ottertail

35 comments:

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Oh my gosh Lynne, it is perfect and the accessories are so special and really make the space. I hope you love it - it's gorgeous! Jane

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Oh, Lynne, your table is beautiful--just perfect for the spot. Your vignettes and wall groupings are outstanding--so warm, personal, and gorgeous, all at once. When it's put together, the table and accessories knock it out of the ballpark. (I didn't even notice the Directv stuff--the basket is genius! )

Rue said...

I love it and the way you decorated around it, Lynne. I think it fits perfectly :)

I had a VCR until about 3 years ago and it died. I either have to get another one or transfer all my video to CD... ugh. I think we should have just stuck to projectors LOL

I hope you had a nice weekend with Miss Scootie :)

xo,
rue

Sarah said...

Beautiful new table and beautifully styled. Great job!

Sue said...

Lovely! Just lovely. Yes, it is all a perfect fit. Love the aerial photo and the Woman plaque. You have so many special touches on this wall with so many memories --- and then having Miss Scooter living there as a bonus :) --- well, your home always looks so cozy, warm and inviting. I think I want to come sit a while and have a cup of tea with you.

I'm with you with the VCR. Ours died a few years back and I should replace it. But my adult kids have been telling me I need to put all of our home movies onto a DVD. I guess I should take their advice, right? Ugh! I'm not into all this new tech stuff. Even though I do enjoy the handiness of the computer, I feel perfectly fine without a smart phone too. :) And I'd be perfectly content just playing my old cassette tapes on the old players! Ha. Does that tell you anything about which era I grew up in?
Have a great week, Lynne!

Joyce@WhenPigsFly said...

I have several of the items you placed on your new table, but I really need YOU to arrange them! I love it all. The Currier and Ives blue and white plate from your Mom is especially sweet to me. My very first set of dishes as a newly wed. Over the years, with 4 children, they all disappeared. They are one of the "wants" in the bucket list in my mind. Next set I see at an estate sale, they are MINE. LOL

Your style seems to match mine so perfectly....love the new lamp too, by the way.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you Miss Jane. I do love it. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you so much Michael, I sure had a ball pulling it all together. There isn't a time I look at it and smile. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you Rue, I sure enjoyed pulling it all together. My daughter was wanting to get me a blue ray player and I had to ask what is a blue ray player. I'm still stuck in the VCR era. lol fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you Sarah. I'm sure enjoying it. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Sweet Sue, you sure make me giggle with every comment you leave. Always a bright spot in my life. I would love for you to come and have tea with me, we could put in some old cassettes listen and visit the afternoon away. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you Joyce, One of the last gifts Mother gave us was a set of Currier and Ives dishes, I sure treasure them. I hope the "want' in your bucket list gets filled. I'll be looking forward to you sharing those with us. fondly ~lynne~

Miss Janice said...

Love the table and the vignette is fabulous! By the way, I just threw away VCR tapes during our move last year!

Stacey said...

The whole wall/table/basket ensemble is wonderful. It truly looks like a PB gallery wall. You were so smart to get the basket.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I do love it, I think it is perfect for the space and you have created a fabulous gallery wall too. Well done.

Mustlovehome said...

Hi Lynne! You are so creative and your photos are perfect! I love how you styled your PB table! It would be amazing if you would stop by our party, and share your favorite posts with us. We are trying to grow our link party and I believe that our readers would love to be inspired by your ideas! Join in at the Friday Favorites Link Party, live every Thursday at 7PM at mustlovehome.com....I hope I see you there - Christine @ Must Love Home

Shelia said...

Hi Lynne! Oh, your table is just gorgeous and I love everything you've done to this area! The lamp - gorgeous! All of the pretty touches - gorgeous! :) You are really doing some gorgeous things to your already beautiful home. I'm sorry you were all alone on your birthday! If I lived close I would have brought you a cake! And...I would have helped you eat it! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I agree. That table is so versatile. My favorite feature was the three sets of legs. You've really used it well. The photo's are wonderful. Anything personal like that..it's just special.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Lynn your table is gorgeous, right at home in that lovely space. The blue and white lamp is mu cuppa tea and all the rest of the elements that make such a awesome and elegant vignette. This is just my style of d├ęcor ! I'm pinning it.

FABBY

Barb @ Bella Vista said...

Lynne,

Your table is stunning. I am drooling and I don't do that often. (Ha) You have it decorated so beautifully...your attention to detail is amazing.

Barb ♥

Pat Cantwell said...

Lynne,
I'll add my vote to the others stated above. . ."Perfect"!!!
I adore the gallery wall above, dear friend!!!
Such precious memories. . .truly what brings warmth to a home!!!
Changes already??? You ARE that good, dear one!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hello Miss Janice, isn't it funny how we hang onto things? fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks Stacey, I almost passed it up, I'm so glad I didn't. It seems to finish off the area along with adding a bit of storage. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks Marty, I truly love sitting at my desk and taking in the view. fondly ~lynne~

Leslie Harris said...

I love your table and the choices for your gallery wall which have personal meaning. I think it creates such a feeling of 'home' when you decorate the way you do. I hope this birthday you make sure to plan something truly special because you deserve it my friend.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you so much Christine. I do enjoy playing with all my accessories. Thanks for the invite, I'll be there with bells on. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Sheila, you are just the sweetest. I would love to have cake with you. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Sweet Mona, I should have mentioned it is one heavy piece that has 6 beautiful legs. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Sweet Barb, thanks so much, sure enjoyed having you stop by. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Dear Pat, you make my head spin. Yes... there has been yet again another change. lol fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hello Sweet Leslie, The gallery wall has a lot of meaning, pulled together with love. I'm not sure what I'll do this year, I will take your advice to heart and try to do something special. fondly ~lynne~

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love that table and the lamp is gorgeous....Beautiful gallery wall to compliment the table and truly brings your attention away from the TV...Great job!!!

Calypso In The Country said...

Beautiful! I have always loved that Pottery Barn table and you decorated it perfectly! So many special pieces and I love the blue and white lamp!
Shelley

The Chunky Chef said...

Awesome decor! Could you just come decorate my house? Lol :) Thanks for sharing this with us at Friday Favorites!!

Mustlovehome said...

Hi Friend, thank you so much for sharing at our party! This looks fantastic! I love Pottery Barn!!You are really amazing!! Your post has been pinned,tweeted and shared on Facebook! Your post will be featured this week on the Friday Favorites Link Party at Mustlovehome.com. Come by and see your feature and share another of your favorite posts! The party goes live Thursday at 7PM. I hope to see your there...Hugs - Christine at Must Love Home