Thursday, April 17, 2008

Quest for a Table Begins with a Wine Jug

My poor husband. His one innocent comment, "Did you see the signs for the interior designer's sale?" sent off a cascade of events, the movement of furniture and the quest for a console table. You see, I had forgotten that an interior designer who lives down the street was retiring to the beach and selling off the contents of her home. Forgetful blogger...Good husband! I made it there just in time before the sale ended and bought this wonderful wine jug.

Seems harmless enough. But, that is where the CASCADING began. Here's the blow-by-blow:

- sofa console table and lamp moved to family room so Wine Jug could anchor it.

- 7 ft bookcase armoire I told my husband wouldn't be moved until we moved - is relocating to the family room. I exclaimed, "How could I have not thought of that before - the ceilings in this room peak at 14 feet - it will be so wonderful here!" Swore I saw the look of a deer caught in headlights reflecting in good husband's eyes. Note to self - be very, very grateful that he married me.

- Contemplation begins - possibly the armoire's color will need to be changed from black to a weathered beach/swedish blue...mmm
- Living room wall that was occupied by bookcase armoire is now blank. Quest for table begins.

Here are tables that are serving as inspiration. I'll be in Norfolk, VA for business next week and I plan to stop in Farmville at Green Front - hoping I might find something in one of their 12 buildings. Or maybe I'll get lucky and the perfect narrow farm table will be left abandoned along the side of a country road! I heard Good husband mutter as he left the room, "It never ends."

HGTV Green House via Elements of Style

House Beautiful, Designer Nancy Price, photography by Eric Piasecki

Nate Berkus via Urban Grace Interiors

Nathan Egan Interiors

Need a longer table than this but I love the finish and of course, the wine jug lamp.


Kwana said...

I love the chain of events! And love your sweet husband. Mine would NEVER mention the sale out of fear of downward spiral. lol.

London Calling said...

Sounds like a dear! Loving the wine jug. That Nate Berkus room always makes me swoon.

simply seleta said...

Ah ha. Now I see why you noticed my sofa table in my family room! It cracked me up when I saw that b.c I have been meaning to change out my sofa table b.c I need something with more storage.

I'll ship it if you want it for what I paid.

Lovely post today.

pve design said...

Love this! As the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished or is it unfinished. And to think if that jug had been full! Good luck with the table quest.

cotedetexas said...

What a charming story! I love the nate Berkus picture for some reason.

Thanks for the comment!!

Michelle said...

I wish you luck on your important mission.....I too always scan the side of the road at clean up time......just in never know..........

megan @ a life's design said...

I love your wine jug! I love them so much I have collected 9 of them, all different shapes, sizes, and colors.

Pigtown*Design said...

Gotta love yard sale season!

Mélanie said...

The color of the glass of this wine jug is stunning


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