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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tweaking the Coffee Table a Little

I think spring fever has definitely hit, and I just have a need for change.  Neutral in the living room and now some bright cheery colors in the familyroom.  With that came the desire for a small change on the coffee table.

I am keeping the scales, just changing things up a big.  I am so happy that brass is back in vogue, I love the glow it gives to everything.

Did you notice the crystal candy dish I found on a recent thrift shopping outing.  Gorgeous for $3 don't you think?

This scales is so fun from both sides, even the back has such lovely detail.

I know I change things almost every week.  But when you clear it all off to clean, it just seems like the perfect time to tweak a little, don't you think?

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  1. Marty I am loving that scale what a wonderful piece to have to play with!! Great touch,
    xo Kathysue

  2. That scale just makes the whole vignette click. I think brass got a bad wrap from all the too shiny cheap looking brass was all over. Antique brass is good.

  3. Your table is beautiful Marty! I am in love with the scales....the color is just gorgeous! The sweet little candy dish was a steal at $3 and adds a touch of sparkle to the table as well!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  4. Love your vignette and I too love brass! Your scale is such a great piece!

  5. Wow, those scales are lovely Marty.

  6. Beautiful blue scales...if you ever you want to sell them, give me a shout.

  7. Love those scales Marty! The candy dish is a great find indeed. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!


  8. Oh I just LOVE those scales. You have a certain way of "tweaking" things and giving it a whole new look. Love what you did. xxoo

  9. wow! I love those scales! I'm sure we have seen them before but this is the first time I remember seeing them...isn't that the way it is? sometimes it takes just moving things around to see them in a different light. thanks for sharing your pretty spring table with us!

  10. lovely Marty. Those scales are gorgeous. x

  11. I love the scale and the display you've created on it. So glad you kept it on the table. I also love the size of the coffee table. I'm starting to like brass again too.

  12. That scale is one of my favorite pieces you use to decorate with. So unique and I love the turquoise color on it. Your table looks wonderful.

  13. I am just like you, always tweaking things! I can be chatting on the phone or watching a movie with my hubby and something in my decor will catch my eye, I'll just HAVE to get up and move it around or move it to an entirely different place in my house, replacing it with something else. Until it looks just right I can't leave it alone. Is that OCD? Haha! Your coffee table looks great Marty dear. Blessings to you, Patti

  14. Hi Marty! This is so pretty and I just love that scale! It's so unusual! Thank you so much for the sweet comment about my home tour. I was so honored Cindy asked to do it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. Looks great Marty!


  16. I love that vignette Marty! That scale is a true treasure and I am giddy to see the same brass apple bell that I also almost always have on my coffeetable, on yours too! As they say, "birds of the same feather..." :-)

  17. I always have such a difficult time styling my coffee table. Yours looks so great! Your vintage scale is such an amazing piece! I love the color!

  18. Well you don't have to justify changing things around often with me! I'm right there with ya. I love that scale! It's such an interesting piece. The crystal candy dish has a very nice lid. I think crystal looks so pretty against dark furniture too.

  19. Very pretty. Looks like you had lots of fun.

  20. Love that scale, Marty! Your candy dish is beautiful but EMPTY!!!!!!!!!!! I want a piece of candy:):) have a great day. XO, Pinky

  21. Marty, what a love;y vignette! Love the scales! You just have the knack for mixing things up!

  22. Marty, isn't it always amazing how a change on the coffee table changes the whole room. Love the scale, the table loks wonderful.. xo marlis

  23. That scale is fantastic!! It looks perfect with your vignette. It would be a tough piece for most to work in, and you made it the star. Gorgeous!

  24. Seriously, Marty....those scales are one of the BEST finds!!!! I would LOVE to have something like that around here! They are such a great conversation starter and look so cool!!!

    I love it that you keep tweaking. A lady is entitled to change her mind every so often! :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

  25. Marty,
    I adore how your scale looks fabulous from both sides!!!
    The plant gives us a true hint of what is taking place out~of~doors!!!
    I agree, each time I run the dust cloth around the tables...something gets moved or added in the mix of things!!! Lovely vignette!

  26. Marty, sweet Marty, your tweaks are just as lovely as your makeovers, and major changes. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  27. Hello Marty, you are a master at your craft - you have a way of gathering things together to display that just look perfect! Love that scale! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,