Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On The Deck

For quite a while I've been trying to spruce up the deck and not having much success finding a look that I liked. I couldn't even decide on colors and must have changed my mine 4 or 5 times. 
I finally decided to forget about cushions for the chairs and instead concentrate on the coffee table, baker's rack and potted plants.

Yesterday I was at a local antique mall and found a small garden cherub and thought maybe he would work on the coffee table.



He has that old weathered look I like, as if he'd been in the garden for many years.


When I was at Hobby Lobby the other day, I found this stone looking base... half price.. :) and decided to use it under my  hurricane candle holder.


I decided to use oak leaf hydrangeas in the vase. For some reason, certain colors look strange on the black granite, so I thought I'd  to stick with white for now. 

 Oh, let me show you the coffee table. I made it a couple of years ago, from a table that a neighbor had thrown out for the trash collector. lol  
My husband thought I was crazy dragging that old table home.


It had bronzey-goldish wrought iron legs and a wooden and plaster top. Well, it sat for almost a year while I tried to think of what to do with it. 

Finally I decided to go to a granite and tile shop to see what I could find. They had pieces that were left over and the only size that worked was the black. So I took off the top, painted the legs black and added the granite. Then I bought new black chairs and glider.



I know... I've jumped to a totally different tablescape but I wanted to offer you a snack and show you a different look. :)



Doesn't this Efferve' orangeade, from France, look yummy? Let's open it and see what how it tastes. Would you like a cookie?

Thanks for stopping by and letting me show you what I've been working on. There'll be more to come in later posts.
 I'm headed over to Kim's @ Savvy Southern Style  for

Photobucket See you there. 
                                                         Babs

20 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a sweet little cherub, he does indeed look like he's been around your garden for years !
The table decorating is perfect and inviting, you did a fantastic job on that table ....
~Jo

Sarah said...

Babs, your coffee table vignette is charming. That little cherub is perfect with the oak leaf hydrangea blooms. And that tray of orangeade and cookies is calling my name! ~ sarah

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Both tables look great, love the new base for your hurricane candle holder:@)

Betsy said...

The little cherub is so sweet. I'm so happy to see that you rescued that wonderful coffee table. I have things sitting around just waiting for inspiration to hit...I think the granite top is perfect and worth waiting for.

Rettabug said...

Oh Babs, your new little cherub looks fantastic with your stone base for the hurricane! Very pretty table, too with the hydrangeas. I'm waiting for the rain to stop so I can plant 2 more of those.

Your black granite top really jazzed up that FREE table! Yahoo on that score!

I've never tasted Efferve' orangeade. I wonder if I can even find it here in Ohio.

Thanks for sharing your pretty porch looks.

fondly,
Rett

ps. I REALLY like your chunky wicker tray!!! I NEED one of those for trips to & from the gazebo house!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Babs, your deck is so inviting. I love the new "old-looking" cherub, the perfect touch. Thank you for the snack, I think I'll stay for a bit. hugs ~lynne~

designchic said...

It looks beautiful...nothing prettier than hydrangeas!!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Babs, you come up with the sweetest little vignettes. Love your tray filled with goodies. Also love your beautiful coffee table. Good for you to come up with a beautiful trash to treasure piece you can really enjoy! :)

Donna

AB HOME Interiors said...

It looks so relaxing!


xo,
amanda

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

Your vignette is adorable and that cherub is the cutest thing ever.

Happy Wow Us Wednesday! :O)

xinex said...

You did an excellent job on the table, Babs. The table goes so well with the chairs and glider too. I LOVE the cherub, great patina....Christine

Pat said...

Your deck looks beautiful, Babs. I love the coffee table vignette and the hydrangea blooms.

Pat said...

Your deck looks beautiful, Babs. I love the coffee table vignette and the hydrangea blooms.

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
The cherub on your deck is adorable. Black, white and green is one of my favorite color combinations for tablescaping...ethereal! Enjoyed your coffee table "find", as well!
Fondly,
Pat

Diann said...

Oooh, I like your new finds for the patio! And your little table setting for us looks beautiful. I think I will sit down and enjoy a cookie abd orange drink!

Linda said...

What a wonderful cherub....it's perfect. I would have been right along with you dragging that table home...it is wonderful!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hey Babs...your deck looks delightful. Although I love the oak leaf hydrangeas, I totally LOVE the blue ones. Just a few blooms and your whole table lights up. What a great place to hang out...Happy weekend! ~Ann

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Babs! Everything looks so pretty! What a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the afternoon! Love your frenchy snack, too! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Babs, thanks for swinging in today to say hello, it gave me another chance to see your darling deck. I'm working on putting together a couple of things on the front porch, have a waysssss to go.. lol hugs ~lynne~

Emreen said...

The cherub looks beautiful.. ... And the table setting looks soo inviting ... !! Love the table makeover... Its perfect .... !! And I love your wrought iron chairs - They perfectly blend with the table...

And hydrangeas are my favorite...