I have not been up to posting much lately, with the recent death of my father. But I wanted to thank each of you all for your generous and kind comments. They really brightened my days and lifted my spirits and I have read them over and over again. I thank you deeply.
I am terribly behind on blog reading and haven't felt much like posting. To be honest, I don't feel interested in much right now, which I think is pretty normal...a death puts things into perspective and makes a lot of life feel suddenly meaningless. I have simultaneously started a new (and challenging) job and feel wholly overwhelmed. It is stressful having two big life changes happening at once. I really think one should be permitted two months off work when a loved one dies. It is so hard to find normal again...
I've decided that I might take the summer off from blogging, but need to give it more thought as I do love to write and share my thoughts.
In the meantime, today I noticed that I suddenly felt interested in decorating again, so decided I would post a brief about our new coffee table.
It arrived right in the middle of the recent chaos - we had ordered it several weeks ago. Initially I didn't care for it, but have slowly acquired a real taste for it. It is light and airy and brings plenty of light into the room with the mirrored shelf (which was the point!):
The table is from McArthur, one of the loveliest furniture stores in Calgary, and was produced by Drexel Heritage. The style is called Parisian which I liked because it has a certain European old world je ne sais quoi!
I would have preferred a nickel table, as I'm striving for a silver theme, but got fed up searching. I like that this has an antique look, and the circular motifs are consistent with the curved motif on our existing Queen Anne furniture (not shown). The top is bevelled glass and there is an antiqued mirrored shelf below.
(I only showed this angle as the rest of the room was full of clutter!)
I bought a forsythia branch a few days ago (on the console table) and love how the yellow brightens the room. David's grandmother gave me the potted mums, which were happily yellow too! Yellow is one of the "in" colours of the season...it is not a colour I ever consider but I actually love it here as an accent. I didn't notice the rug has some golden yellow in it until I brought in the forsythia!