Welcome to the 179th Metamorphosis Monday!
Greetings! I have a small Before and After to share this week. A few years ago, around Christmastime, I hung a glittery wreath atop the Venetian glass mirror in my dining room. (Click for Christmas table setting.)
I liked the look so much I left it there year ’round. (Click for Thanksgiving table setting) But lately the wreath has begun to look a little dull, which is okay because I’m ready for a change. You know that feeling…when something you’ve enjoyed for years begins to feel kind of stale.
Good-bye glittery wreath, Hello open mirror!
I moved the cake pedestal to the kitchen and I’m enjoying a large domed pedestal here instead. The domed pedestal is part of a set I bought a few months back at a local Home Decorators Collection store when they were having a huge sale. I first saw them in a wonderful vignette at Miss Mustard Seed and went on a search to find them. Do you do that…see something on a blog, love it and the search begins?
The smaller of the two domed pedestals is still in the office, adding a bit of summer decorating fun. The oar found its way down to the screened-in porch as seen in this post: A Shell Wreath for the Porch.
The pedestals are food safe so they are great for serving yummy desserts when friends come by for an evening on the porch. This pic was taken back in April and I just barely remembered to take a photo before we dove in. I can remember about when this pic was taken because of the floral arrangement behind it. Do you recognize it from “The Lure of Honeysuckle” tablescape? (Tart and chocolate cake are from Trader Joes.)
I’m starting to toy with the idea of painting the dining room a new color. Before I painted the dining room red, the walls were covered in wallpaper and the mirror was lost in the pattern. So, if I change the color, it will most likely be another solid color that will still create a nice contrast with the mirror. Wonder if I’d miss the red. Ummm, just thinking out loud..nothing firm, yet. But then, that’s how it always starts.
Looking forward to all the Before and Afters for this Met Monday!
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