Wednesday, April 14, 2010


This my first time posting to one of the most popular events in blogland. Thank you to Susan for hosting us each week.

I had this ottoman at our house in Atlanta,and didn't really have room for it. I needed a coffee table at the Bay house, so voila! I had it reupholstered in this palm fabric and topped it with an antique pine tray from Bittersweet Antiques on Bennett Street, in Atlanta.

This colorful flower arrangement was created for me by the owner of Orleans Antiques in Fairhope, Alabama. The colors pick up on the chair which you can see in the picture at the end of the post.

The shell-shaped planter is a hand-me-down from my mother. She had had it for at least 30 years. When we bought our beach house, she thought I should have it. I agreed!

This pretty little palm tree dish is from Orleans Antiques.

This wonderful cross is handmade of clay, by an artist in south Alabama. It's one of my favorite things. It's what we refer to as a "hurricane cross". We have them all over the place to protect us from hurricanes, down here on the Gulf coast.

A few of my favorite books!

I bought this pitcher at the Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. It was made by a local potter. The cute little crab is another find from Orleans, in Fairhope.


  1. I love it- everything has meaning to you and is so lovely!
    xoxo Pattie

  2. I love that tray and the vignette on it. Adore the little crab.

  3. Welcome to Tablescape Thursday!Very sweet ottomanscape! Clever! Love the shell and flowers!

    Love to have you visit! ~Nana~

  4. Love the whole beach theme. Wish I could join you. Welcome to you!

  5. Your cross is just gorgeous...and I would love to dive into those books!

  6. That'swhat makes a house a home - all the personal treasures that mean so much. Beautiful.

  7. Love your "ottomanscape"! All the elements work so beautifully together -- and that hurricane cross is wonderful. I'd never heard of one, despite living in the Florida panhandle and Baton Rouge, enduring various hurricanes over the years. Welcome to Tablescape Thursday!

  8. Very nice arrangement.
    Greetings, Johanna

  9. Interesting collection. Nice that you've done it all from local sources. -- Jane F.

  10. I love your table setting. It is just wonderful. I love your doggies too. I am a new follower to your blog. I hope you have a chance to come say hi. Cheers, Lia

  11. How wonderful that you support local artisans. Very unique tablescape on your ottoman!! I, too, enjoyed Tablescape Thursday for months and then finally contributed last week for the first time! Great tablescape!

  12. Anonymous2:21 PM

    Love your hurricane cross...I had never heard of one before, what a great tradition. Love your palm upholstered ottoman too:-)




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