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April 29, 2014

A Table of Many Faces

I was inspired by this picture from my new issue of House Beautiful magazine 
to make a change with my entryway table.
 I decided to enlarge my table  so it could hold a better arrangement of things.
I already owned a 38" glass top that we weren't using any longer so I laid it on top of the 30" top of this table and it helped immensely.

I simply re-used things that I already had on the table and added the box 
on the right and a couple of magazines below the faux book/box.  I angled them like in the picture and added flowers to the vase that I centered like in the picture. I already had the candle holder but mine is much taller.  My burlap tablecloth is too short now and I need to figure out what to do with it.  I could add a band of color below or something like that. 

I did try it with a white candle but it looses something. 

 I'm keeping extra votive size candles and holders in the box.  Mixing the different scents in one box ends up to be a treat- it smells so good to open it up!

This votive is all glass with an interesting finish on it.  The brilliant gold is so reflective it looks like it has a candle lit in it all the time.  The dark exterior makes it look like it's metal.

I've showed this table many times with different arrangements
some much better than others!
 As you can see adding the extra 8" made a difference
My table still isn't as big as the inspiration photo but I'm real happy with the extra size I gained by adding the glass top.
This is one of those compressed board tables I ordered from Ballard Designs a few years ago.  It has room underneath to hide a few things which comes in real handy!

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  1. Looking great, Liz! I love that little votive holder.

  2. So pretty.
    I love your little porcelain pig next to the table :)

  3. It's always beautiful at your house, Liz! Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Beautiful vignette, Liz!

    I have used this trick before...even using a round on top of a plant stand to create a table!!


  5. Think that lil extra table space made quite a difference and think your vignette and the whole corner looks
    really great. Don't you love being able to shop the house and make it looks so different.
    Spells fun for me!! lol
    Blessings, Nellie

  6. It's amazing and so rewarding to recreate vignettes from magazines and you did a superb job in changing the look of your entry table. You mentioned that your burlap tablecloth is not long enough now. You could add a "ruffle" and attach by tuck and folds (ironing) instead of gathers to look like the one in the picture. Just a thought.

  7. Very pretty! I love the fabric on the chair, and the cute little pig next to your table too!

  8. Liz,
    Elegantly done, dear friend!!!
    I love the burlap cloth!
    Your arrangement far exceeds the inspirational photo from the House Beautiful Magazine!
    I think a band of "chocolate" brown on the bottom would be stunning!!!

  9. I love it Liz, you did a better job! Love the bog flower vase and large candle stick! Great fabric in the chair, gives it the touch of modern I love.

  10. Hi Liz,
    Your entry is beautiful! the bigger table is perfect. I think you are right a little band of color would be so pretty.
    Thank you for your visit and your sweet note.
    Its been fun catching up with your today. Elizabeth

  11. I always admired your entryway table. Looks gorgeous!

  12. Great idea Liz, those extra inches really make a difference. As you said, now you can display more items and also have great storage, hiding underneath.

  13. Hi Liz, What a gorgeous entry display. Love the larger top to add more inches to showcase your pretties. You have such great taste and I think your band of color at the bottom will be perfect.
    Your chair off to the side makes it complete!! Great update!!

  14. Liz,you did it again,. I love the bigger table, more space for pretty vignette

  15. Liz, what a smart and chic look! Oh my, your vignette is truly show stopping and that chair is just perfect! What a great transformation!

  16. Yup, it's like they always say: Size DOES matter! :-) What a difference!!! I like this new size AND the new decor! If you don't want to sew anything onto the bottom of your burlap cloth, just use a 108" tablecloth underneath the burlap, It will puddle just a bit which will make it even more dramatic!

  17. What a great idea! I love to put something special on my foyer table but I've never tried a grouping! I love your combo of different elements, and how smart to make it bigger! Looks lovely~

  18. I love the bigger size there. I loved skirted tables. That one looks pretty in your foyer.

  19. Hello Dear!
    I believe if rulers of the world knew the revolution a House Beautiful Mag could start they would forbid it ahahahah
    It is so nice to have these nooks one can play with forever. I love the items and when you mention the scent I can almost feel it from this side of Atlantic - something fresh, earthy with a touch of vanilla. I'm thinking that a taller candle - that natural color exactly - would be even better. If I know you you'll start changing the candle and soon we'll have a new nook by the door ;)

  20. Hi lovely lady.
    You did a Beautiful job on your foyer table, how sweet. I hope you are having a wonderful week with hubby, and I hope you have a wonderful Mother Day with your family. God Bless xxoo.

    `~ Diane

  21. You did a fantastic job, Liz - love it! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

  22. Really did make a difference Liz. I love it! and the chair next to it is darling also. thanks for sharing with SYC.

  23. Your table looks great and I like the burlap table cloth. I got Hubby to enlarge a similar table I have in the family room. Doesn't it make a difference? A glass top is such a good idea.

  24. Liz, looks very nice! Good idea on the glass you weren't using...it is nice to use things we have around.

  25. The ability to extend the diameter of tables comes in hand in so many situations. Job well done! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  26. It makes me smile to see how you've changed things around! What a great idea on the glass top and it all looks so nice!

  27. That is the beauty of a table Liz. They can be changed up to look different so often! I love all the looks you have had.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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