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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Demilune

My parents were at an estate sale years ago and came upon this demilune table. They were kind enough to pass it off to me! I have had it in the basement for awhile in bits and pieces.

I wanted to bring it into the livingroom (the room in my banner) to display some of my antique book collection...and to actually have the books out so I'll read them when I get time in the afternoon to sit on my couch!!

The top is made of a beautiful demilune slab of marble...

The edge and legs are baroque in style...
I followed Holly's lead from Whispering Oaks Cottage and filled my need for spring by taking seashells I had from childhood and putting them in a glass vase...along with two horse bookends from our honeymoon in Mexico...

and lastly, this statue from my Mom, who is really my very best friend in the world! She says it's us!
The best part? I didn't spend a dime (a al Abbie) and I love how it looks! I'm going off to read some Emily Dickinson now! :0)






31 comments:

A Romantic Porch said...

You go girlfriend. That is stunningly beautiful I might say! Love,RAchel

Mary said...

What a beaautiful table! I love how you've added the books, Tara. Now all you need is the time to sit down and read! :)
xoxo,
Mary

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a fabulous table! wonderful job! we love reusing, rearranging and repurposing! Love the sentiment of the statue of you & you mom too!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a great display.....your table is so fancy.....it's breathtaking!

Angela said...

Oh my gosh I just love that table!!!. Wonderful little goodies too:-).
Have a wonderful day!!!

Pat said...
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Pat said...

Very nice arrangement on that beautiful table, Tara! I love antique books too. Did you ever go to the "NYC is Book Country" fair in Manhatten during the summer? it's a great way to shop for them.
Hugs, Pat

spot said...

spot covets the horse picture

Donna said...

Love the table and the way you arranged everything. The shells and books look great. I love the little statuary you got from your mother. How special!

bj said...

Your table is just beautiful...and I love everything you have on it.
NOW>....take some time and read!
hugs, bj

Holly (Nickname) said...

awwee..thanks Tara!
That was so sweet of you to mention me on your blog...i am honored!
Everything DOES look beautiful, and that demiline..gorgeous!
I hope you are having a happy and blessed day, Tara...
xxxooo Ruth

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Hi Tara -Oh I just love the table and also all of the lovely things on top of your table. I like them most because they are meaningful to you. Really, very lovely!

Thanks for posting on my blog with your suggestion about adding more red. As soon as I read your suggestion, I thought "Now that is a great idea...why didn't I think of that"?!?! LOL!

Also, thanks for adding me on your blog list. I am sooooo excited because I am relative newby to blog world and you are only the third person to have added me to their list and well, it is just nice that you thought to do that! THANK YOU!

KarenHarveyCox said...

your table is so lovely, and I love the shells. This figurine is wonderful. I too adore my mom and it is such a blessing to have that kind of bond. Happy reading. Karen

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Tara, happy post easter - I am so sorry that I haven't been over for a while - but you have been in my thoughts:-)
Your parents table that they bought is lovely lovely lovely lovely.

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

I assume its a French antique - or is it English?

Cottage Contessa said...

OOoohhhhh I love it! Both the display and the table are so beautiful Tara!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Alison Gibbs said...

Tara that is so lovely.
Great display of your treasures
Alison

julia said...

What a gorgeous table and I love the statue from your Mum, it say so much about your relationship.
Julia x

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Hello Tara, enjoying your week off? :) It is a beautiful table. I love the statue from your mom, and how your book ends go with your table. I also have my sea shells out, on my buffet table...

God Bless
Jeannie

Siobhan said...

Tara, your table is lovely and the way you set it all out looks beatuiful. Even better that you didnt have to spend anythign on it! Thats the best!!!
Siobhan xo

Carletta said...

Absolutely gorgeous! All of it!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Your parents did good! That table is stunning and I love the glass container with the seashells. I think it would look great if you put some stacked books under the table topped with a little something like statuary or something. :) Happy Day! ~ Lynn

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Beautiful and free??? Love it!

Beth Leintz said...

What a beautiful table and I love the idea of keeping those books handy so it's easy to actually read them!

Susie Q said...

It is all so lovely !!
I so like all your treasures and how you have them arranged. The table is so pretty! And free too? Wow!

Now, go sit down, relax, get cozy and read....

Hugs,
Sue

Tracie said...

That table would look so wonderful in my home too - you have exquisite taste. The figure is lovely too.

Off to read Emily Dickenson? I just watched Masterpiece Theatre and Mansfield Park - quite lovely.

Happy Day!
xo~Tracie

Oliver Rain said...

Beautiful table. It fits well in the space. ANd I love that all your books are so accessible.

It looks like you had a wonderful Easter. I laughed at your cookie post. I have a family that tends to leave their evidence behind. Cannot even tell you how many time I've gone in the cupboard for an eagerly anticipated cookie and come out with an empty box!

Deb said...

What a wonderful table & such special pieces you've added. I love the mother/daughter figurine - my daughter and I are best friends too and will often say "that's us" when we spot a piece :-}

M.KATE said...

hi tara, absolutely beautiful, loved the seashells, love the detailing and the horse book end, tks for sharing and have a fantastic weekend :)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Tara,
I love the demilune table. It is fabulous! And your items on the top, priceless..
Hugs,
Penny

Judy said...

What a beautiful table Tara! I also love the flowers you won at auction.

Take care my friend

Judy