Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Spring Coffee Table

Since I changed the drapes in the living/dining areas, I feel like I have a whole new space.  The room seems so full of light and sunshine, so time to add a touch of spring.

I love creating different arrangements on the coffee table.  I didn't buy but a couple of new things, mostly just shopped the house.
Adding Brass in your vignettes

 I moved the gold leaf tray that was in the family room in here.  I kept the ivy plant in the brass planter and added the brass hourglass.  I found a new marble chipped orb at Hobby Lobby on my last shopping trip so I added it to the tray with another small one I already had.

 People ask me all the time where I get my little brass stands.  They are actually the ones most people use to hold their decorative or marble eggs and are available at most gift shops.

 I love the various gold colors on the orb mixed with the chips of marble.  Makes it really interesting.
Marble orbs and gold leaf trays at A Stroll Thru Life

 Of course I think Tulips just scream spring.  I know there are some real ones out this time of year, but I opted for faux.  These are from the Dollar Tree and I am using 3 bunches for a really full bouquet.  I put them in a gorgeous crystal vase that I found at Goodwill last year.

The whole arrangement is placed on a scrunched white silk scarf.  
brass marble and tulips vignette # DIY Projects

With temps in the 80's, I think Spring is definitely here.  Are you starting to add a little spring too.

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  1. Your new vignette on the coffee table is just singing it! Hugs, Penny

  2. Marty,
    Love the new vignette on your coffee table. You do so great with your vignettes. Those tulips look real. Very pretty. So jealous you are having 80 degrees. We are still cold and getting more snow in Chicago. Ughhh! Not sure if we will ever see Spring.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I love how bright, cheerful and inviting your living room looks, Marty! You have added the prettiest spring the whites and greens mixed with gold tones:) I love your orb always create the most elegant and beautiful vignettes! Temps in the 80's sounds so wonderful, wish it was the same here.....but spring is just round the corner for us, so I am hopeful:) Hugs, Poppy

  4. Love love love tulips...real or not...they scream SPRING! Beautiful coffee table vignette Marty!
    XO Barbara

  5. Marty, those tulips look so real! I'm running off to the Dollar Tree right now!

  6. I love the gold, white and green together! It all just says Spring!

  7. Oh Marty, I love this stunning vignette, wow! I wish I could copy it, it's amazing! Love, love it!!!

  8. Marty, your table is really pretty. I love white tulips, and you could've fooled me - I thought those were real. Love that hourglass, too - I think that's the one you got from Joss & Main, isn't it, last Fall? So handsome! Great leading photo in this post.

  9. Marty, your coffee table looks so pretty. Love how it welcomes Spring. The tulips are very pretty, the entire table looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Denise

  10. This is magazine-worthy Marty, I couldn't even tell initially the tulips were faux! love it!

  11. Very pretty arrangement, Marty! I love that unique! Gold is making a big comeback and you have some lovely pieces. I have a new coffee table coming Thursday and I'm trying to think of some pretty vignettes!


  12. Did you say 80's? Today was a good day. I only had to wear a sweater :).

    The tulips look beautiful and I never would have guessed they were fake. I have a similar orb but I got mine at Pottery Barn. I find them very versatile.

    Thanks for linking up! We are always happy to have you.

  13. Very pretty ! I am going to have to hit up the Dollar Tree for those pretty tulips !

  14. It's a warm spring welcoming - you had me fooled with the tulips.. i thought they were real!

  15. Marty, I love all your spring touches - I picked up some of those tulips also - love me some tulips this time of year. Cathy

  16. Your Spring coffee table is stunning… fresh and inviting! Spring has been knocking on your front door and you welcomed it beautifully!

  17. I love the orbs, Marty; they look so elegant on your gold tray. Tulips are definitely a sign of spring, and I can't get enough of them. Yours look really pretty. Hope you have a lovely day! :)


    Denise at Forest Manor

  18. It all looks so pretty, Marty! I love that hour glass!

  19. B
    Thanks for the inspiration and ideas! <3

  20. Beautiful! I love the new orb and agree re: the texture. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers and yes, they do signal spring. We had 82 on Mon, 89 yesterday and will be low 50's today. Typical Texas! :)


  21. Marty, your marble orb is beautiful. You always create such interesting and pretty vignettes. You could have fooled me with the faux tulips. They look so pretty. laurie

  22. I'm such a sucker for a pretty vignette!! That hour glass is incredible!!

  23. I agree that tulips scream Spring! Your coffee table looks fresh and cheerful for the upcoming season. Sounds like you're already there with temps in the 80's!

  24. Marty, your coffee table vignette is so pretty! Love the tulips, as well! They definitely say, "Spring"!

  25. So pretty and springy, Marty!

  26. 80 degrees! I'm sitting here in my kitchen watching it snow because our University where I work closed at noon due to the snowstorm. The temp is slowly dropping and it's around 20 degrees right now. Spring! Hah! Well, like they always say in Western New York, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes it will change." Friday is supposed to be in the 40s.

    Love your blog and love your table setting! Send some warm temps this way!


  27. Marty,
    Gorgeous vignette!!!
    Love the white tulips! Elegantly displayed with the white orbs!
    Spring is being a "tease" here on the Prairie!!!

  28. Even Faux tulips can be pretty in a beautiful vase! Love that spring is popping up all over! Blessings, Cindy

  29. Wonderful vignette.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  30. Marty,
    Your vignette is beautiful. Love the new orbs and I thought the flowers were real, so give your self a pat on the back for a very creative and inspiring spring table. Thanks for stopping by and your gracious comments.

  31. Very pretty, Marty! I thought those tulips were real!!~~Angela

  32. Well our temps got up in the 50's on Tuesday and we thought it was a heat wave! It's back down in the teens again, but at least we didn't get the snow that so many south of us did. Your living room is definitely taking on a spring look! Love those orbs and big bunch of tulips. I guess I better get my spring on, even though it is still freezing cold outside! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

  33. Your tulips are beautiful - what a splendid choice. {I just bought some today, too. Tulips are synonymous with Spring, no?} I also really like that hourglass. This whole look is pulled together so well, Marty. XOXO

  34. Such a beautiful and happy Spring table Marty...and love seeing the beautiful backgrounds!

  35. So beautiful, Marty. The muted colors look wonderful in your "new" living room. Thank you for linking up to the Swing Into Spring party.