August 3, 2011

Simple Changes

I made a very simple change in the dining room today by adding some fresh flowers in a Mason jar to a little side table and putting three old bottles from my collection under the cloche. It was a fast, fun, and free.

This vintage iron table is perfect to use next to a chair in a small space.
It's hard to tell here, but it is painted soft blue and has weathered beautifully.
It has been in the dining room since I did the de-formalization.

I change up the top often to keep things interesting

I made the sheep in pottery class - by hand I might add!
I used a garlic press for it's curly wool

Caroline picked gardenias from the bushes that line our drive.
They are blooming for the second time this season.

She walked into the edge of the woods and picked a
handful of wildflowers to add to the arrangement.
The pink ones remind me of sweet peas.
The dining room smells so sweet!

I am joining:
Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here



  1. Lovin' how those old bottles look under your cloche. I'm going to e-mail you a very FUNNY watch out for a good laugh:)


  2. I to like the bottles under the cloche...neat idea...that I'll probably steal! lol


  3. I have a big cloche like yours on my foyer table but I need to change up what's under it (a bird's nest).

    Love that chippy iron & glass table! Glad to see you are back!


  4. I love the vintage bottles under the cloche! You created such a pretty vignette! Martina

  5. A cute little table and flowers always look so pretty! Your handmade sheep is really cute.

  6. Love your little side table Rhonda! It is just perfect for that space.

  7. The sheep is awesome.!! The wool effect makes it look so natural. Nice job!! Like the use of bottles too. Even I am experimenting with bottles of all shapes and sizes for decoration. I intend to put up the pictures on the blog in a couple of days. You are most welcomed to have a look.


  8. Hi Rhonda! Good to see you again. Thanks for posting the pretty pictures of your cloche and table arrangement. My mini gardenias are blooming again too...don't they smell divine?

  9. Love your cloche display, Rhonda! I always wind up keeping mine the same once I do something. I should challenge myself to change it out each week and then maybe I'd have more to share.

  10. Hi Rhonda, I love the vintage iron table and the bottles under the cloche. Thank you for linking to the Open House party this week. Take care!

  11. Hi Rhonda, what a darling little table! Love how you've used the cloche too, and What a precious bouquet and sweet lamb! so glad you linked up with VIF, xoxo Debra

  12. Fresh flowers always add a beautiful touch to a room. The little bottles under the cloche are a nice compliment.

  13. Rhonda,

    I adore the little sheep you made! Your creativity astounds me -- a garlic press for his wool coat. Who'd a thought?!

    Fresh flowers and antique bottles are things you will find in every room in the Fairfield House!

    Your Friend,

  14. Absolutely LOVE the little side table. So great in that spot too.



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