Monday, August 29, 2011

Not Ready For Fall Coffee Table

I wanted to change the vignette on the
coffee table in the family room.
I was tired of the Summer lookof shells,
but I'm not quite ready to do Fall, 
I needed a transitional look.
Here's my compromise.
I brought in the silver tray from the 
cobbler's bench  in the living room.
 This was a retirement party gift to my
 father-in-law given on April 5, 1976.
The signatures are from fellow board members at
 Standard Oil of Indiana.
 That'll be the base for the vignette.
I'll cover-up all the signatures with my things.
The tray came in a velvet lined box 
with this identification card, which I kept.
 On top of the books I placed this tea cup and saucer.
It's one from my tea cup collection.
I had found it at the Kane Country
Antiques & Flea Market years ago.
 It has a lovely blue and white pattern.
Don't know the name.
Very delicate.
It's made in England. 
Coalport bone china, established in 1750. 
I think I'll have tea in it today.
I'll need something to go with the tea, of course.
I haven't given up my chocolate,
 but these were a nice change and very good.


My "Not Ready For Fall Breakfast Table" HERE.


  1. Hi Rita! I love your pretty vignette! The tray is so nice and your little blue and white cup and saucer is darling!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Gorgeous. I love your vignette. It looks so pretty and even without the lemon brownies, it will look fabulous. So inviting and such great inspiration. I am always trying to display someting different. Love this. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. You have everything looking beautiful as usual, but I am sooo ready for fall. Have a great week!

  4. This is a beautiful transition grouping Rita. The cup and sauce and spectacular. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. What a pretty vignette with so many really beautiful details! It's just gorgeous!

    Hope you will join my Potpourri Friday Party on Sept 2. Link-up will being on Thursday afternoon.

  6. Prety vignette, Rita, and the lemon brownies look so yummy...Christine

  7. Gorgeous vignette! The table looks stunning. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  8. Gorgeous vignette Rita, I think I'm going to try your lemon brownies very soon! Your table looks beautiful and the English china is stunning! Lots of hugs. FABBY

  9. I need a transitional something on my coffee table now too. You ahve inspired me now. Love that tea cup and the tray is a real treasure! XO, Pinky

  10. Oh!!! Let's have a tea party!!! I want to come!

  11. Beautiful transition ... Autumn is my favourite season , so I'm happy that its just around the corner. Your tea cup is beautiful the blue and white ...xo HHL

  12. Beautiful! You can never go wrong with silver. Lemon brownies so so delicious and refreshing!

  13. That is a beautiful vignette. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  14. I'm with you . . . not ready to give in to fall just yet -- I like your compromise it's perfect!